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Heather B Neuman, MD, MS, FACS

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(608) 265-5852

Madison, WI 53792

Heather B Neuman, MD, MS, FACS

Associate Professor
Section of Surgical Oncology
Division of General Surgery


  • MD, University of Pittsburg School of Medicine, Pittsburg, PA, 2000
  • Surgical Oncology Fellow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 2007-2009
  • Residency in General Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2000-2005
  • National Research Service Award Fellow, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, 2005-2007
  • Research Fellow in Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 2005-2007
  • MS, Weill Graduate School in Medical Sciences of Cornell University, New York, NY, 2007

Research Interests

Dr. Neuman’s research focuses on patient-oriented clinical outcomes including patient decision-making, quality of life and survivorship.

Active Clinical Trials
  • A Phase III Multicenter Randomized Trial of Sentinel Lymphadenectomy and Complete Lymph Node Dissection Versus Sentinel Lymphadenectomy Alone in Cutaneous Melanoma Patients With Molecular or Histopathological Evidence of Metastases in the Sentinel Node
    Principal Investigator(s): Heather B Neuman, MD, MS, FACS
    Status: Active, not recruiting
    [ NCT00297895]
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  • A Phase II Study Evaluating the Role of Sentinel Lymph Node Surgery and Axillary Lymph Node Dissection Following Preoperative Chemotherapy in Women With Node Positive Breast Cancer (T1-4, N1-2, M0) at Initial Diagnosis
    Principal Investigator(s): Catherine W Beckman, MD, Heather B Neuman, MD, MS, FACS
    Status: Active, not recruiting
    [ NCT00881361]
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Recent Publications
  • Development of a List of High-Risk Operations for Patients 65 Years and Older.
    Schwarze ML, Barnato AE, Rathouz PJ, Zhao Q, Neuman HB, Winslow ER, Kennedy GD, Hu YY, Dodgion CM, Kwok AC, Greenberg CC
    JAMA Surg 2015 Feb 18.
    [PubMed ID: 25692282]
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  • Leveraging comparative effectiveness research to improve the quality of multidisciplinary care for breast cancer patients.
    Frasier LL, Greenberg CC, Neuman HB
    Cancer Treat. Res. 2015; 164():15-30.
    [PubMed ID: 25677016]
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  • Adjuvant chemotherapy for stage II right-sided and left-sided colon cancer: analysis of SEER-medicare data.
    Weiss JM, Schumacher J, Allen GO, Neuman H, Lange EO, Loconte NK, Greenberg CC, Smith MA
    Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2014 Jun; 21(6):1781-91.
    [PubMed ID: 24643898, PMC ID: 4016118]
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  • Determining breast cancer axillary surgery within the surveillance epidemiology and end results-Medicare database.
    Schmocker RK, Caretta-Weyer H, Weiss JM, Ronk K, Havlena J, Loconte NK, Decker M, Smith MA, Greenberg CC, Neuman HB
    J Surg Oncol 2014 Jun; 109(8):756-9.
    [PubMed ID: 24643795, PMC ID: 4227499]
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  • Patient expectations of functional outcomes after rectal cancer surgery: a qualitative study.
    Park J, Neuman HB, Bennett AV, Polskin L, Phang PT, Wong WD, Temple LK
    Dis. Colon Rectum 2014 Feb; 57(2):151-7.
    [PubMed ID: 24401875, PMC ID: 4278194]
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