Dr. Christie Newton
MD, CCFP, FCFP
Port Moody, British Columbia
Dr. Christie Newton graduated from medical school at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, in 1995, and completed her family medicine residency in 1997. She earned her Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP) in 1997 and Fellowship in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (FCFP) in 2011.
Dr. Newton started her career at the Queen’s Family Practice Teaching Unit in 1997 and completed a fellowship in women’s health in 1998. In 2001 she moved to the West Coast and joined the University of British Columbia (UBC)’s Family Practice Teaching Clinic in Vancouver. In 2005 she became a faculty member of UBC’s Department of Family Practice and served as interim co-head of the Department from 2017 to 2019. Dr. Newton continues to teach at the UBC Health Clinic.
In addition to numerous leadership roles with other academic and health care organizations, Dr. Newton has served on the Board of Directors of the British Columbia College of Family Physicians since 2010, including a term as President from 2015 to 2017. She was a CFPC Board Director in 2014 and 2015. Dr. Newton has been a member of numerous CFPC committees, including the Patient Education Committee, the National Committee on CPD, the CanMEDS-FM Working Group on the Collaborator Role, and the Patient’s Medical Home Steering Committee. She began her current term as Director-at-Large with the CFPC Board of Directors in 2018.
Dr. Newton was presented with the UBC Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Service to CPD Award in 2017 in recognition of her leadership in the field.