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By Cari Hachmann

Todd R. Newton, MD,
Todd R. Newton, MD,

San Clemente resident Todd R. Newton, MD, has been named the new area medical director and chief of staff for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) Orange County, which provides care for nearly 600,000 Kaiser Permanente Orange County members. Dr. Newton, an emergency medicine specialist, together with medical group administrator Rich Raynes, will provide executive leadership to SCPMG Orange County.

Dr. Newton joined SCPMG in 2003 and brings nearly 20 years of medical expertise and leadership to his new role as area medical director. Board-certified in emergency medicine, he has served in many leadership roles within SCPMG.

Dr. Newton earned his bachelor of science from the UCLA. He received his medical degree and completed his internship and residency in emergency medicine from the UC Irvine.

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