Faculty & Staff at TUC

Vanessa Newman

Vanessa Newman

College: COM

Department: OMM

Title: Assistant Professor

E-Mail: vnewman@touro.edu

Office: Administration & Faculty 1, Rm. 223

Vanessa Newman, DO is a CA licensed medical physician and assistant professor who specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (OMM/NMM). She earned her medical degree at Touro University College of Osteopathic medicine in California and went on to complete a three-year residency program in OMM/NMM at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY where she served as chief resident in her final year. As chief resident at the onset of the COVID surge in NYC, she had the honor and challenge of leading her department through unprecedented times for our healthcare system, treating COVID patients using osteopathic manipulative medicine in one of the hardest hit cities in the world. Dr. Newman has experience treating patients from every age group including babies beginning hours after birth, growing children, pregnant women, adults and those transitioning at the end of their lives, for a wide range of developmental, neurologic, rheumatologic, gastrointestinal, respiratory, orthopedic, infectious disease, and musculoskeletal issues. She loves meeting patients wherever they are on their healing journey and supporting the intelligence of their bodies in achieving more optimal health. 

Dr. Newman grew up in the Washington DC area before attending Colorado College where she majored in neuroscience while competing as a NCAA Division I soccer player. A career-ending knee injury provided Dr. Newman with a personal understanding of the potency of hands-on healing and what she would later discover to be osteopathic principles regarding health and healing. Prior to beginning osteopathic medical school Dr. Newman conducted neurophysiology research at NYU before living in Guatemala while completing USC Keck school of medicine’s language and cultural immersion program. She focused her personal studies during that time on maternal and fetal health, and traditional Mayan healing practices in the region, which aligned with her developing osteopathic framework. 


Dr. Newman loves to share her passion for osteopathic medicine with her students at TUCOM- CA, and beyond. When she is not teaching, learning or seeing patients, Dr. Newman enjoys spending time in nature, running, rock climbing, practicing yoga, contact improvisation dance, singing, skiing and nutritious cooking. 

St. Barnabas Hospital Health System, Residency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine/ Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Bronx, NY 2020
Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine 2017
Colorado College 2010
OMM/NMM resident teaching faculty New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine 2018-2020
Last Updated: 11/29/21