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William A. Newsom, MD

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist & Cataract Surgeon


William A. Newsom, M.D. was born in Virginia. He attended Randolph-Macon College, attaining his Bachelor of Science degree in only three years before continuing on to the University of Virginia, graduating with his Medical Degree in 1964. He completed an extensive residency in ophthalmology that included specialized retinal training at the University of Iowa, finishing in 1969 after serving two years in the United States Air Force at the School of Aerospace Medicine.

Dr. Newsom has been board-certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology since 1971 and is a current member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, the Iowa Eye Association, and the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society. He was also chosen for certification in Cataract and Implant Surgery by the American Board of Eye Surgery.

He has authored numerous research papers and taught as an assistant professor at Shands Teaching Hospital, University of Florida, during 1970 and 1971 before starting his private practice in Gainesville in 1971. Dr. Newsom opened Eye Surgicenter in 1983 to offer area residents an alternative to the hospital setting for outpatient surgery.

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