Paul Newton, DPhil, MRCP

Paul Newton is an infectious disease doctor and Director of the Lao-Oxford-Mahosot-Wellcome Trust Research Unit (LOMWRU), Microbiology Laboratory, Mahosot Hospital in Vientiane, Laos, within the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Health Network, core funded by the Wellcome Trust. He is also head of the Medicine Quality Scientific Group of the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory. After a DPhil in field zoology research he read clinical medicine and qualified in 1989 and MRCP in 1992 and DTM&H in 1996. He was lecturer to Professor Sir Nicholas White 1996-2001 in Mahidol University, Bangkok, and moved to Laos in 2002.

His main research interests are on the epidemiology and detection of substandard and falsified medical products and on the diversify of fevers, especially rickettsial pathogens, in rural Asia and their epidemiology and how they can be diagnosed and managed.

Professor of Tropical Medicine & Honorary Consultant Physician
University of Oxford
Churchill Hospital
Centre for Tropical Medicine & Global Health

Honorary Professor of Tropical Medicine
National University of Laos

Honorary Professor, Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

1996 Oxford University Medical School: ‘Teacher of the month’ General Medicine
1990 British Council award to visit Department of Zoology, Jodhpur
1988 Sasakawa Fund & Royal Society awards
1985-1991 Royal Society Travel Grants for zoological fieldwork in India
1984-1988 British Diabetic Association: Hermon Whittaker Memorial Bursary
1984-1987 Foulkes Foundation: Fellowship to read medicine
1978 University of East Anglia: First Prize, Biology Finals

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  1. Ming DK, Phommadeechack V, Panyanivong P, Sengdatka D, Phuklia W, Chansamouth V, Roberts T, Blacksell SD, Newton PN, Robinson MT. The Isolation of Orientia tsutsugamushi and Rickettsia typhi from Human Blood through Mammalian Cell Culture: a Descriptive Series of 3,227 Samples and Outcomes in the Lao People's Democratic Republic. J Clin Microbiol. 2020 Nov 18; 58(12). PMID: 32999008
  2. Clarkson MC, Aguas R, Sweet K, Roberts T, Strobel M, Newton PN. How many human pathogens are there in Laos? An estimate of national human pathogen diversity and analysis of historical trends. BMJ Glob Health. 2020 Oct; 5(10). PMID: 33093128
  3. Taylor AJ, Talwar D, Lee SJ, Cox L, Mayxay M, Newton PN. Comparison of Thiamin Diphosphate High-Performance Liquid Chromatography and Erythrocyte Transketolase Assays for Evaluating Thiamin Status in Malaria Patients without Beriberi. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Sep 28. PMID: 32996449
  4. Shrestha P, Dahal P, Ogbonnaa-Njoku C, Das D, Stepniewska K, Thomas NV, Hopkins H, Crump JA, Bell D, Newton PN, Ashley EA, Guérin PJ. Non-malarial febrile illness: a systematic review of published aetiological studies and case reports from Southern Asia and South-eastern Asia, 1980-2015. BMC Med. 2020 Sep 21; 18(1):299. PMID: 32951591
  5. Elven J, Dahal P, Ashley EA, Thomas NV, Shrestha P, Stepniewska K, Crump JA, Newton PN, Bell D, Reyburn H, Hopkins H, Guérin PJ. Non-malarial febrile illness: a systematic review of published aetiological studies and case reports from Africa, 1980-2015. BMC Med. 2020 Sep 21; 18(1):279. PMID: 32951596
  6. Newton PN, Guerin PJ. Febrile illness mapping-much of the world without data and without evidence-based treatments. BMC Med. 2020 Sep 21; 18(1):287. PMID: 32958035
  7. Doppler JF, Newton PN. A systematic review of the untreated mortality of murine typhus. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 09; 14(9):e0008641. PMID: 32925913
  8. Wangrangsimakul T, Phuklia W, Newton PN, Richards AL, Day NPJ. Reply to Watt. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 12; 71(6):1580-1581. PMID: 31837262
  9. Philavong C, Pruvot M, Reinharz D, Mayxay M, Khammavong K, Milavong P, Rattanavong S, Horwood PF, Dussart P, Douangngeun B, Theppangna W, Fine AE, Robinson MT, Newton PN. Perception of health risks in Lao market vendors. Zoonoses Public Health. 2020 11; 67(7):796-804. PMID: 32812389
  10. Weitzel T, Makepeace BL, Elliott I, Chaisiri K, Richards AL, Newton PN. Marginalized mites: Neglected vectors of neglected diseases. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 07; 14(7):e0008297. PMID: 32701946
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