Dr. Bob Newman, MD, MPH \ New York, NY

For the past 45 years Dr. Bob Newman has played a major role in planning and directing some of the largest addiction treatment programs in the world - including the New York City Methadone Maintenance and Ambulatory Detoxification Programs, which in the mid-‘70s treated over 33,000 patients annually.  He has also been a strong addiction treatment advocate in Europe, Australia and Asia. Dr. Newman has served as President and CEO of Continuum Health Partners, Inc.. He was also CEO of the Beth Israel Health Care System for 20 years. From 2001 until 2013 he was founding Director of The Baron Edmond de Rothschild Chemical Dependency Institute of Beth Israel Medical Center.  He is President Emeritus of Continuum Health Partners and Beth Israel Medical Cente