Ronna D. New, DO, FACOFP


Dr. Ronna New is a board-certified osteopathic family physician and geriatrician.

She practices geriatric medicine at Holston Medical Group Geriatric Medicine in Bristol, TN where she is the region’s only fellowship trained and board certified geriatrician.

She previously served as the Founding Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, VA; the Director of Medical Education for the Northeast Region of Mountain States Health Alliance; an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville Department of Family & Geriatric Medicine teaching within the family medicine residency and geriatric medicine fellowship programs; and an Assistant Professor at the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.

She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia in 2007.  She completed family medicine residency training at the University of Louisville where she was Chief Resident and also completed a geriatric medicine fellowship at the University of Louisville.

In 2014, Dr. New was selected as the ACOFP’s Young Osteopathic Family Physician of the Year.  She became a Fellow of the ACOFP in 2015 and was also awarded the Most Outstanding Scientific Paper Crest Award.  As a medical student and resident, she served on the ACOFP Board of Governors as the student and resident academic members.  She has served and held leadership positions on various ACOFP committees, including Chair of the New Physicians & Residents Committee; Vice-Chair of the Program Committee; Membership Committee; Committee on Education & Evaluation; and Women’s Health & Leadership Committee, among others.  She was Vice-Chair for ACOFP programming at the OMED 2015 Conference and Chair for ACOFP programming at the OMED 2017 Conference.  Dr. New has been a mentor for the ACOFP Future Leaders Program and as a student, she served as the ACOFP National Student President.

In addition to her service with ACOFP, Dr. New is a National Faculty Member of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) and is a tactic team member for Family Medicine for America’s Health.