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Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

EDUCATION AND TRAINING



FELLOWSHIP


Jennifer Newitt, MD

Fellow
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
UPMC Montefiore Hospital - NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-648-3098
Fax: 412-692-2260
Email: newittjl@upmc.edu
Fellowship Coordinator: Brittany Manning


Bio

Dr. Jennifer Newitt received her MD from Albany Medical College in 2012, where she won the Richard A. Barnett Award for her outstanding performance as a student.  She went on to Indiana University School of Medicine for her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics during which she was named Chief Resident.  An elite lacrosse player, Dr. Newitt was captained the Dartmouth women’s team, played for the US Women’s National team, and coached at the collegiate level.  She also enjoys gardening, traveling and cooking in her spare time.

Research Interests

Dr. Newitt previously worked in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Beers in the Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division where she cloned expression plasmids for study of Surfactant Protein C biosynthesis. She also performed animal surgical procedures, RT-PCR, and western blotting with the objective of better understanding molecular mechanisms in lung cell biology. Her research continues at the University of Pittsburgh with a focus on Sleep Medicine.  Building on her experience as a Pediatrician, Dr. Newitt looks forward to caring for populations of young patients with lung disease as they transition to adult care environments and providers.

Education

1998 – 2002 : Dartmouth College, B.A. Geography
2004 – 2007 : University of Pennsylvania
2008 – 2012 : Albany Medical College, M.D.
2012 – 2016 : Indiana School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency
2016 – present : University of Pittsburgh, Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine Fellow

Publications

Beers MF, Hawkins A, Maguire JA, Kotorashvili A, Zhao M, Newitt JL, Ding W, Russo S, Guttentag S, Gonzales L, Mulugeta S. (2011) A nonaggregating surfactant protein C mutant is misdirected to early endosomes and disrupts phospholipid recycling. Traffic. 12(9):1196-210.   PMID 21707890

Beers MF, Hawkins A, Shuman H, Zhao M, Newitt JL, Maguire JA, Ding W, Mulugeta S. (2011) A novel conserved targeting motif found in ABCA transporters mediates trafficking to early post-Golgi compartments. J Lipid Res. 52(8):1471-82.   PMID 21586796

Mulugeta S, Maguire JA, Newitt JL, Russo SJ, Kotorashvili A, Beers MF. (2007) Misfolded BRICHOS SP-C mutant proteins induce apoptosis via caspase-4- and cytochrome c-related mechanisms. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 293(3):L720-9.   PMID 17586700.