Stephen L. Newman, M.D., chief operating officer and interim chief medical officer of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, is responsible for operational oversight of Tenet’s 52 acute care hospitals in 12 states, as well as ambulatory surgery centers and diagnostic imaging centers. Dr. Newman serves on the company’s executive management team and reports directly to Trevor Fetter, Tenet’s president and chief executive officer. From March 2003 until his promotion to COO in January 2007, Dr. Newman served as chief executive officer of Tenet’s California operations, building a successful, profitable core of hospitals in a highly competitive market. Dr. Newman joined Tenet in February 1999 as vice president of operations for Tenet’s former Gulf States Region managing 12 hospitals in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. Prior to joining Tenet, Dr. Newman served as president of Columbia/HCA’s Omega Division, a 14-hospital group in four states, and simultaneously served as CEO at Audubon Hospital, a 680-bed hospital in the Louisville system. Beginning in April 1997, he served as president and CEO of Columbia/HCA’s Louisville Healthcare Network, a three-hospital, 1,200-bed system in Louisville, Kentucky. From 1990 to 1997, Dr. Newman served as senior vice president and chief medical officer at Touro Infirmary, a 350-bed medical center in New Orleans. Before becoming a hospital administrator in 1990, Dr. Newman was a pediatric gastroenterologist, teaching and practicing medicine for 12 years. Dr. Newman earned his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, his master’s degree in business administration from Tulane University and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Newman serves on the Board of Directors of the Federation of American Hospitals.