Chad Newton, M.D., M.S.C.S., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Specializing in pulmonary medicine, he also is the Associate Director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Program.

Dr. Newton earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of North Texas in Denton, where he graduated cum laude. He received his medical degree at UT Southwestern, where he also completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary and clinical care medicine, serving as both Chief Resident and Chief Fellow. He also earned a master’s degree in clinical and translational research sciences.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine, Dr. Newton joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2017.

Dr. Newton’s research interests include clinical and molecular risk factors that lead to the development and progression of interstitial lung disease and familial pulmonary fibrosis. His investigations have led to more than 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as book chapters, monographs, editorials, and lectures around the United States.

Dr. Newton is a member of several professional societies, including the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Thoracic Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the Dallas County Medical Society.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2009)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2013), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2017), Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine

Research Interest

  • Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Clinical Outcomes of Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Conncective Tissue Disease Associated Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Genetic Determinants of Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Telomere Dysfunction


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Myositis-specific Antibodies Identify A Distinct Interstitial Pneumonia with Autoimmune Features Phenotype.
Graham J, Bauer Ventura I, Newton CA, Lee C, Boctor N, Pugashetti JV, Cutting C, Joerns E, Sandhu H, Chung JH, Garcia CK, Kadoch M, Noth I, Adegunsoye A, Strek ME, Oldham JM, Eur. Respir. J. 2020 Jul
Role of Antigen Type in Survival in Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis.
Adams TN, Newton CA, Glazer CS Lung 2019 Feb 197 1 113-114
Telomere Length and Genetic Variant Associations with Interstitial Lung Disease Progression and Survival.
Newton CA, Oldham JM, Ley B, Anand V, Adegunsoye A, Liu G, Batra K, Torrealba J, Kozlitina J, Glazer C, Strek ME, Wolters PJ, Noth I, Garcia CK Eur. Respir. J. 2019 Jan
Telomere Length and Use of Immunosuppressive Medications in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Newton CA, Zhang D, Oldham JM, Kozlitina J, Ma SF, Martinez FJ, Raghu G, Noth I, Garcia CK Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2018 Dec
Utility of Bronchoalveolar Lavage and Transbronchial Biopsy in Patients with Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis.
Adams TN, Newton CA, Batra K, Abu-Hijleh M, Barbera T, Torrealba J, Glazer CS Lung 2018 Jun
Clinical Genetics in Interstitial Lung Disease.
Newton CA, Molyneaux PL, Oldham JM Front Med (Lausanne) 2018 5 116
Whole-Exome Sequencing in Adults With Chronic Kidney Disease: A Pilot Study.
Lata S, Marasa M, Li Y, Fasel DA, Groopman E, Jobanputra V, Rasouly H, Mitrotti A, Westland R, Verbitsky M, Nestor J, Slater LM, D'Agati V, Zaniew M, Materna-Kiryluk A, Lugani F, Caridi G, Rampoldi L, Mattoo A, Newton CA, Rao MK, Radhakrishnan J, Ahn W, Canetta PA, Bomback AS, Appel GB, Antignac C, Markowitz GS, Garcia CK, Kiryluk K, Sanna-Cherchi S, Gharavi AG Ann. Intern. Med. 2017 Dec
Resident versus faculty member simulation debriefing.
Adams T, Newton C, Patel H, Sulistio M, Tomlinson A, Lee W Clin Teach 2017 Nov
Telomere length in patients with pulmonary fibrosis associated with chronic lung allograft dysfunction and post-lung transplantation survival.
Newton CA, Kozlitina J, Lines JR, Kaza V, Torres F, Garcia CK J. Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Aug 36 8 845-853
The MUC5B promoter polymorphism and telomere length in patients with chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis: an observational cohort-control study.
Ley B, Newton CA, Arnould I, Elicker BM, Henry TS, Vittinghoff E, Golden JA, Jones KD, Batra K, Torrealba J, Garcia CK, Wolters PJ Lancet Respir Med 2017 Aug 5 8 639-647

Honors & Awards

  • Chief Fellow, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
    UT Southwestern (2015-2016)
  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine
    UT Southwestern (2012-2013)
  • Intern Teaching Award
    UT Southwestern Internal Medicine Residency Program (2010)
  • Hemphill-Gojer Internal Medicine Award
    UT Southwestern Medical School (2009)
  • Vanetta, Hesser, Schmalstieg Excellence in Tutoring Award
    UT Southwestern Medical School (2009)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    UT Southwestern Medical School Chapter (2008)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Chest Physicians (2013)
  • American Medical Association (2009)
  • American Thoracic Society (2012)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (2009)
  • Texas Medical Association (2009)