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David Newman-Toker, M.D.

David Edward Newman-Toker, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology


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  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Centers & Institutes


  • Neurology - Vestibular Disorders
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


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Dizziness, Facial Pain, Neurology


Dr. David Newman-Toker's clinical expertise is in disorders of the brainstem and cranial nerves, including visual loss, double vision, and dizziness. He also specializes in the evaluation and treatment of headaches and facial pain.

Dr. Newman-Toker's research focuses on recognition and prevention of diagnostic errors in frontline healthcare settings using informatics tools at the point of care. He is currently conducting a study on the misdiagnosis of dizzy patients in the Emergency Department. Research methods employed by his group include prospective cross-sectional,observational cohort, and case-control studies, as well as surveys and systematic literature reviews.

He holds joint appointments in Ophthalmology, Emergency Medicine, and Health Sciences Informatics, as well as in Epidemiology and Health Policy & Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Newman-Toker received his B.S. from Yale University and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. After completing his Neurology residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, he went on to complete fellowships in Neuro-ophthalmology at the Harvard University/Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and in Neuro-otology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his doctoral training in Clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. more

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    • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania / MD (1995)


    • Massachusetts General Hospital / Neurology (1999)


    • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Neuro-ophthalmology (2000)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Neurology (2002)


    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Neurology (2000, 2011)
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    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    Strokes, long on the decline among the elderly, are rising among younger adults, Washington Post (06/16/2014)

    Stroke Often Missed in ERs, Study Finds, US News & World Report (04/07/14)

    Emergency Docs More Likely To Miss Signs Of Stroke In The Young, NPR (04/05/14)

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