Physician Advisor

Rick Newell, MD

Dr. Newell is Chief Transformation Officer for Vituity where he is responsible for the development, implementation, and execution of strategies, programs, and technologies that enhance and transform enterprise-wide healthcare delivery. Rick oversees innovation, acute psychiatry, neurology, telehealth, client alignment strategies, and complex care management. Rick is a physician executive who is board certified in Clinical Informatics and Emergency Medicine. He obtained his Masters of Public Health in Healthcare Management from Harvard University and completed his Emergency Medicine residency training at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center. As a second-year medical student he co-founded a free health clinic which to this day continues to serve the impoverished communities of Buffalo’s Eastside. He was recognized for his work in this area with the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.