Jonathan Newmark – studied piano with Lorina Havill at the Juilliard School, Brenda Kee at the University of Louisville, and Thomas Schumacher at the University of Maryland. He is also a violist and a former member of the Tacoma (Washington) Symphony Orchestra. He has been a participant at the Chamber Music Conference and Composers Forum of the East at Bennington, Vermont for 26 years. He also composes chamber music; his string trio (1997) won the Southeastern Composers Symposium competition in 2000, sponsored by Old Dominion University. He lives in Burke, Virginia.
COL Newmark, Medical Corps, US Army received his AB degree from Harvard College and his MD degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He completed a residency in neurology at the Boston City Hospital and fellowships in neurochemistry at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, in occupational neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and in neuromuscular disease at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a board-certified adult neurologist adjunct full professor of neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and staff neurologist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Presently he serves as Deputy Joint Program Executive Officer for Medical Systems at the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical/Biological Defense, helping to administer all medical acquisition programs for chemical and biological defense for the Department of Defense. He additionally serves as the Consultant to the Army Surgeon General for chemical casualty care. One of the nation’s subject matter experts in this field, he has trained over 10,000 healthcare professionals in eleven countries to treat chemical warfare casualties.