Biography

Mark Newcomer, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in medical otology, which includes the treatment of chronic ear infections, sudden and chronic hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, and balance disorders such as Meniere’s disease.

Dr. Newcomer earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern, where he also completed a residency in otolaryngology. Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2007 after serving three years in Central America doing medical mission work.

Among other roles at UT Southwestern, Dr. Newcomer is the Medical Director of the Otolaryngology Outpatient Clinic, the Billing and Compliance Officer for the Department of Otolaryngology, and a Faculty Sponsor for the UT Southwestern Christian Fellowship. He serves on the Student Assistance Committee and the UTSW Ambulatory Executive Committee.

Dr. Newcomer is also part of a team led by UT Southwestern neurotologist Jacob Hunter, M.D., that is examining the connection between hearing loss and cognition. The study measures the effects that hearing-loss interventions such as hearing aids or cochlear implants have on cognitive decline as well as patient and caregiver quality of life.

He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, the Dallas County Medical Society, the Texas Association of Otolaryngology, and the Texas Medical Association.

A co-founder of CASA del LAGO, a local nonprofit organization that supports the Latino immigrant community of the Northwest Dallas/Bachman Lake area, Dr. Newcomer continues to serve on the board of directors and has taught English as a second language for the organization.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (1991-1995)
  • Internship - Parkland Health and Hospital System (1995-1996), Surgery
  • Residency - Parkland Health and Hospital System (1996-2001), Otolaryngology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Texas Association of Otolaryngology
  • Texas Medical Association
Honors & Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 1991, UT Southwestern
Books & Publications
Research
  • Hearing loss and cognition
  • Hearing loss interventions

Clinical Focus

  • Medical otology
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Sudden and chronic hearing loss
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo

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