Erika Adams Newman MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Clinical Interests:

Pediatric Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Solid Tumors, Pediatric Biliary Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery



U of M Pediatric Surgery

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Floor 4
1540 E Hospital Dr SPC 4211
Ann Arbor

U of M Pediatric Surgery

Northville Health Center Suite 240
39901 Traditions Dr


Medical School or Training

  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2001


  • University of Michigan Health System, Surgery General, MI, 2008


  • Surgery/Pediatrics, University of Chicago Medical Center, 2010

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Surgeons- Candidate member  
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association- Candidate member 

  • Association of Women Surgeons 

  • Society of Black Academic Surgeons 

  • American Association for Cancer Research 

  • International Society Stem Cell Research 

  • Association for Academic Surgery 

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

Board Certification

  • Surgery

  • Pediatric Surgery


Dr. Newman plans to focus her efforts in the research laboratory on the study of the development and differentiation of neural crest stem cells. Neural crest stem cells are the precursor cells of the childhood cancer, neuroblastoma. The characterization and identification of the developmental pathways may provide insight into the progression of the disease and allow a more targeted approach to effective treatment. In addition, she plans to initiate clinical studies to identify novel biomarkers that might serve as predictors of outcome as well as potential therapeutic targets.


Dr. Newman is an Assistant Professor in the section of Pediatric Surgery and Surgical Director of the Solid Tumor Oncology Program. She completed undergraduate work and medical school at Georgetown University in 2001. Dr. Newman completed General Surgery training at The University of Michigan and Fellowship training at The University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. Dr. Newman's practice includes all areas of general pediatric surgery and pediatric diseases of the neck, chest, and abdomen. Her clinical areas of specific interest are pediatric surgical oncology including neuroblastoma, Wilm's tumor, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Newman is also interested in surgical diseases of the biliary tract including liver tumors and biliary atresia. Dr. Newman is certified by the American Board of Surgery in both Pediatrics and General Surgery. She is an active member of the Children's Oncology Group and the Society of Surgical Oncology.