Dr. Newsom specializes in performing cataract, glaucoma and LASIK surgery. He is the founder and leader of Newsom Eye, which has offices in Tampa, Fla., and other locations. He is also a lifetime visiting professor at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, where he trains the next generation of cataract and LASIK surgeons.
Dr. Newsom completed his medical degree with honors at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, where he served as a president of his medical school class. He was selected for the school's Junior Honors Medical Program, which allowed him to begin medical school after only two years of undergraduate work. He received the Albert G. King Award for outstanding research by a medical student. After a medical and surgical internship at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., he completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
A pioneer of new technology, Dr. Newsom was one of the first surgeons to provide the Softec HD intraocular lens to patients in 2010 due to his involvement with the FDA's final approval of the lens. He has also served as an FDA medical investigator on the Lenstec Softec IOL. He was the first surgeon to implant the Aphakic Artisan intraocular lens in a patient with megalocornea, the first surgeon in the United States to implant bilateral Aphakic Artisan intraocular lenses and one of the first five surgeons in the country to implant both the Visian and Verisyse phakic intraocular lenses.