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Dr. Peter Newsom’s career in medicine spans more than 30 years. In that time, he has established a successful practice in psychiatry, founded a nonprofit dedicated to the psychological health of children, served as an emergency room physician, and distinguished himself as a published author, speaker, and expert in mindfulness. Today, Dr. Peter Newsom balances his private psychiatry practice at Mindfulness Centered Healing, which he owns, with his duties as the founding President of NeuroTrack Health Institute. Both are based in Menlo Park, California. Additionally, Dr. Newsom provides crisis care to adolescent and adult patients as an Attending Physician in Psychiatry at Mills-Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame.A respected authority in his fields of expertise and a longtime practitioner of mindfulness, Peter Newsom, M.D., has frequently shared his knowledge through lectures before such organizations as the Mid-Peninsula Psychiatric Society, as well as speaking engagements at local high schools and mindfulness meditation classes at area hospitals and Northwestern University. Dr. Newsom has also contributed his writing to a number of publications over the years, including Emergency Medicine, EMS News, and Lane's Medical Desk Reference for Attorneys.Dr. Peter Newsom’s credentials include an M.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, residency training in child adolescent psychiatry at Stanford University, and board certifications in child/adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry, and emergency medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and maintains memberships in the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association. Among Dr. Newsom’s other professional affiliations are the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and the Society for the Advancement of Brain Analysis.

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Mindfulness Centered Healing
Jan 2012Present

Founder & President

NeuroTrack Health Institute and Camp Thunder




University of Illinois Medical School