David W. NewellMD
David W. Newell was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his undergraduate degree at Boston University in Biology in 1976. He then worked as a medical research assistant at Harvard Medical School in the laboratory of Dr George H.A. Clowes Jr., where he helped characterize factors in the blood that influenced protein breakdown in patients with severe infections. He obtained his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1982. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Washington in 1989 with Dr H Richard Winn, which included one year at Atkinson Morley’s Hospital and St George’s medical school in London, England.
He was awarded the Van Wagenen fellowship by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in 1989 and spent 1 year at the University of Bern, in Bern Switzerland with professor Hans J Reulen and Rune Aaslid developing a method to measure cerebral autoregulation ( the mechanism which allows the brain to adjust blood flow in response to changes in pressure) non-invasively in humans using transcranial Doppler ultrasound.