Heather B Neuman, MD, MS, FACS

Associate Professor

  • Division of Surgical Oncology

(608) 263-7064

  • Breast Center: (608) 266-6400
  • Administrative Assistant: (608) 262-2025

600 Highland Avenue
Box 7375, Clinical Science Center
Madison, WI 53792


  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, 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

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Neuman specializes in surgical oncology with a focus on breast, melanoma and sarcoma. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Research Interests

Dr. Neuman’s research focuses on patient-oriented clinical outcomes including patient decision-making, quality of life and survivorship. Her primary research uses mixed methods to improve the quality and efficiency of breast cancer follow-up provided to breast cancer survivors. Secondary research interests include the use of decision aids to improve patient decision-making surrounding breast cancer surgery. Additionally, she is the principal investigator for a number of surgical clinical trials focused on melanoma.

Recent Publications

  • Increasing socioeconomically disadvantaged patients' engagement in breast cancer surgery decision-making through a shared decision-making intervention (A231701CD): protocol for a cluster randomised clinical trial.
    Schumacher JR, Zahrieh D, Chow S, Taylor J, Wills R, Hanlon BM, Rathouz PJ, Tucholka JL, Neuman HB
    BMJ Open 2022 Nov 17; 12(11): e063895
    [PubMed ID: 36396308]

  • Follow-up and Cancer Survivorship.
    Neuman HB, Schumacher JR
    Surg Clin North Am 2023 Feb; 103(1): 169-185
    [PubMed ID: 36410348]

  • Racial-ethnic variations in phyllodes tumors among a multicenter United States cohort.
    Nash AL, Thomas SM, Nimbkar SN, Hieken TJ, Ludwig KK, Jacobs LK, Miller ME, Gallagher KK, Wong J, Neuman HB, Tseng J, Hassinger TE, King TA, Hwang ES, Jakub JW, Rosenberger LH
    J Surg Oncol 2022 Oct 07;
    [PubMed ID: 36206024]

  • NCCN Guidelines® Insights: Survivorship, Version 1.2022.
    Sanft T, Day A, Peterson L, Rodriguez MA, Ansbaugh S, Armenian S, Baker KS, Ballinger T, Broderick G, Demark-Wahnefried W, Dickinson K, Fairman NP, Friedman DL, Goldman M, Henry NL, Hill-Kayser C, Hudson M, Khakpour N, Koura D, McDonough AL, Melisko M, Mooney K, Moore HCF, Moryl N, Neuman H, O'Connor T, Overholser L, Paskett ED, Patel C, Pirl W, Porpiglia A, Ruddy KJ, Schapira L, Shockney L, Smith S, Syrjala KL, Tevaarwerk A, Yang EH, Zee P, McMillian NR, Freedman-Cass DA
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2022 Oct; 20(10): 1080-1090
    [PubMed ID: 36240847]

  • Barriers to breast reconstruction for socioeconomically disadvantaged women.
    Stankowski TJ, Schumacher JR, Hanlon BM, Tucholka JL, Venkatesh M, Yang DY, Poore SO, Neuman HB
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 2022 Oct; 195(3): 413-419
    [PubMed ID: 35969284]

All Publications on PubMed