Dr. Dave Newhouse eleifend

Healthcare professional who strives to be an alchemist

David Newhouse, MD retired from The Permanente Medical Group in the San Francisco Bay Area after 37 years. Leadership roles including departmental chief, assistant-physician- in chief and program director for the Fremont IVF center.

My awareness of racism started early as a child because in 1947, my aunt married a Black man in Michigan. So controversial at the time that it made the newspapers. When I turned 16 and was receiving my driver’s license, it was my uncle who taught me what to do if stopped by the police. His advice was far different from the generic advice given by my father. He passed away from prostate cancer years ago but I think of him often during these times of racial injustice.

Roles as assistant-physician-in chief included diversity, performance improvement, service, marketing, and leadership development. In 2003 he developed a program using analytics to improve physician service scores by race/ethnicity, gender and age. Using analytics, potential unconscious bias in the physician and /or the patient was identified. In 2007, he won the Kaiser Permanente National Diversity RJ Erickson award and the top ten innovation award by Diversity, Inc Magazine.He received his MD in 1974 from Michigan State University and did his internship and residency at Gorgas Hospital in the Panama Canal Zone. He is board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology. He received his MPH from Berkeley in 1979 and in May, 2019 earned his MBA from St Mary’s College in Moraga.


Visionary Award Kaiser Permanente Latino Association October 2013 R.J. Erickson Award – National Diversity Conference December 2007 Diversity Journal - Top Ten Innovations in Diversity Award; Diversity, Data & Demographics Program.