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


Cancer Surgery

Surgery (General)

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Surgery

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

Surgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 2007-2009

Residency University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000

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Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

PubMed Articles
Schwarze ML Barnato AE Rathouz PJ Zhao Q Neuman HB Winslow ER Kennedy GD Hu YY Dodgion CM Kwok AC Greenberg CC . Development of a List of High-Risk Operations for Patients 65 Years and Older. JAMA Surg. 2015 Feb 18;
[PubMed ID: 25692282]
Frasier LL Greenberg CC Neuman HB . Leveraging comparative effectiveness research to improve the quality of multidisciplinary care for breast cancer patients. Cancer Treat Res. 2015;164:15-30
[PubMed ID: 25677016]
Weiss JM Schumacher J Allen GO Neuman H Lange EO Loconte NK Greenberg CC Smith MA . Adjuvant chemotherapy for stage II right-sided and left-sided colon cancer: analysis of SEER-medicare data. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Jun;21(6):1781-91
[PubMed ID: 24643898]
Schmocker RK Caretta-Weyer H Weiss JM Ronk K Havlena J Loconte NK Decker M Smith MA Greenberg CC Neuman HB . Determining breast cancer axillary surgery within the surveillance epidemiology and end results-Medicare database. J Surg Oncol. 2014 Jun;109(8):756-9
[PubMed ID: 24643795]
Carlson AR Nomellini V Neuman HB . Importance of high clinical suspicion in diagnosing a Marjolin's ulcer with an unusual presentation. Am Surg. 2014 Feb;80(2):E61-2
[PubMed ID: 24480204]
Park J Neuman HB Bennett AV Polskin L Phang PT Wong WD Temple LK . Patient expectations of functional outcomes after rectal cancer surgery: a qualitative study. Dis Colon Rectum. 2014 Feb;57(2):151-7
[PubMed ID: 24401875]
Neuman HB Greenberg CC . Comparative effectiveness research: opportunities in surgical oncology. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2014 Jan;24(1):43-8
[PubMed ID: 24314341]
Caretta-Weyer H Greenberg CG Wilke LG Weiss J LoConte NK Decker M Steffens NM Smith MA Neuman HB . Impact of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) Z0011 trial on clinical management of the axilla in older breast cancer patients: a SEER-medicare analysis. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Dec;20(13):4145-52
[PubMed ID: 23959051]
Neuman HB Weiss JM Schrag D Ronk K Havlena J LoConte NK Smith MA Greenberg CC . Patient demographic and tumor characteristics influencing oncologist follow-up frequency in older breast cancer survivors. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Dec;20(13):4128-36
[PubMed ID: 23943027]
Mohindra P Neuman HB Kozak KR . The role of radiation in retroperitoneal sarcomas. Curr Treat Options Oncol. 2013 Sep;14(3):425-41
[PubMed ID: 23649911]
Glarner CE Greenblatt DY Rettammel RJ Neuman HB Weber SM . Wound complications after inguinal lymph node dissection for melanoma: is ACS NSQIP adequate? Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Jun;20(6):2049-55
[PubMed ID: 23338482]
Neuman HB Weiss JM Leverson G O'Connor ES Greenblatt DY Loconte NK Greenberg CC Smith MA . Predictors of short-term postoperative survival after elective colectomy in colon cancer patients ≥ 80 years of age. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 May;20(5):1427-35
[PubMed ID: 23292483]
Zarebczan Dull B Neuman HB . Management of the axilla. Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Apr;93(2):429-44
[PubMed ID: 23464694]
Neuman HB O'Connor ES Weiss J Loconte NK Greenblatt DY Greenberg CC Smith MA . Surgical treatment of colon cancer in patients aged 80 years and older : analysis of 31,574 patients in the SEER-Medicare database. Cancer. 2013 Feb 1;119(3):639-47
[PubMed ID: 22893570]
Neuman HB Park J Fuzesi S Temple LK . Rectal cancer patients' quality of life with a temporary stoma: shifting perspectives. Dis Colon Rectum. 2012 Nov;55(11):1117-24
[PubMed ID: 23044671]
Caretta-Weyer H Sisney GA Beckman C Burnside ES Salkowsi LR Strigel RM Wilke LG Neuman HB . Impact of axillary ultrasound and core needle biopsy on the utility of intraoperative frozen section analysis and treatment decision making in women with invasive breast cancer. Am J Surg. 2012 Sep;204(3):308-14
[PubMed ID: 22483606]
Decker MR Greenblatt DY Havlena J Wilke LG Greenberg CC Neuman HB . Impact of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on wound complications after breast surgery. Surgery. 2012 Sep;152(3):382-8
[PubMed ID: 22739071]
Neuman HB Patil S Fuzesi S Wong WD Weiser MR Guillem JG Paty PB Nash GM Temple LK . Impact of a temporary stoma on the quality of life of rectal cancer patients undergoing treatment. Ann Surg Oncol. 2011 May;18(5):1397-403
[PubMed ID: 21128000]
Neuman HB Robbins L Duarte J Charlson ME Weiser MR Guillem JG Wong WD Temple LK . Risk-reducing surgery in FAP: role for surgeons beyond the incision. J Surg Oncol. 2010 Jun 1;101(7):570-6
[PubMed ID: 20461762]
Neuman HB Morrogh M Gonen M Van Zee KJ Morrow M King TA . Stage IV breast cancer in the era of targeted therapy: does surgery of the primary tumor matter? Cancer. 2010 Mar 1;116(5):1226-33
[PubMed ID: 20101736]