John Newman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatrics, UCSF Medicine
Recorded Monday, May 4th
Join John Newman, live Monday, May 4th as he shares his perspective on how to think about, deal with, and potentially treat the COVID-19 pandemic.
John is an assistant professor at the Buck and at the Division of Geriatrics at UCSF. He is a board-certified geriatrician and practices medicine at UCSF and the San Francisco VA Medical Center. He completed his MD/PhD at the University of Washington.
The Newman lab focuses on how diet and fasting, and specifically the ketone body beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), regulate aging pathways. As a physician, he is focused on preventing delirium and preserving mobility in hospitalized patients. As an expert on the physiology of older adults, John addresses the particular vulnerability of those over 60 to COVID-19, and he promotes safe practices for older adults and their caregivers.
“The data confirms that older adults are disproportionally affected by COVID-19. This difference is rooted in the biology that drives aging.”
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