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Herbert Newton, MD

Herbert Newton, MD


Hematology and Oncology

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Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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  • Medical Director, Brain Tumor Center, UH Seidman Cancer Center
  • Director, Neuro-Oncology, UH Cleveland Medical Center

Herbert Newton, MD, FAAN, is a neuro-oncologist and Medical Director of the Brain Tumor Center at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center. Dr. Newton graduated from SUNY Buffalo with high honors in psychology, before pursuing a master’s degree in cancer chemotherapy and pharmacology from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He then entered the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, graduating in 1984. After an internship in internal medicine with the SUNY Buffalo Health System, he was trained in neurology at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI, followed by a fellowship in neuro-oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City.

After the completion of his fellowship at MSKCC, Dr. Newton joined the faculty in Neurology at The Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC) and James Cancer Hospital, establishing a Division of Neuro-Oncology within the Department of Neurology. Dr. Newton achieved the rank of Full Professor of Neurology with tenure and was appointed the Esther Dardinger Endowed Chair in Neuro-Oncology in 2003.

His interests include clinical neuro-oncology, chemotherapy, molecular biology, molecular therapeutics, and clinical trials. After retiring from OSUMC in 2015, he then became the Director of the Neuro-Oncology Center for the Advent Health Cancer Institute and Advent Health Orlando campus, before returning to Ohio and UH in 2023. He has published more than 220 scientific articles and book chapters, and is the editor or co-editor of 12 books in the fields of neurology and neuro-oncology.


  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Brain Tumors
  • Benign Neoplasm of Cerebral Meninges
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Radiation Necrosis
  • Chordoma
  • Clinical Trials
  • CNS Lymphoma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Parietal Lobe
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Temporal Lobe
  • Metastatic Brain Tumor
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Spinal Tumors

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

Research & Publications

Research Interests

Neuro-Oncology overall, but focusing on brain tumors; mainly high-grade gliomas and GBM, oligodendrogliomas, meningiomas, etc; chemotherapy, molecular therapeutics, clinical trials, NF-1 and NF-2, brain tumor-related epilepsy, brain metastases, leptomeningeal disease.

Certifications & Memberships

  • Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Neuro-Oncology – United Council of Neurological Specialies


Fellowship | Neuro-oncology
Neuro-oncology - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (1988 - 1990)

Residency | Neurology
Neurology - University Of Michigan Medical Center/University Of Michigan Health System (1985 - 1988)

Internship | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Erie County Medical Center (1984 - 1985)

Medical Education
University At Buffalo Suny Jacobs School Of Medicine And Biomedical Sciences (1984)

Professional Education
Suny Upstate University Hospital (1980)

University At Buffalo (1979)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Herbert Newton did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.