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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)

UW Health Clinics

Breast Cancer Clinic
UW Carbone Cancer Center
(608) 266-6400 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
Breast Center
University Hospital
(608) 266-6400 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
General Surgery Clinic
University Hospital
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
Surgical Oncology Clinic
UW Carbone Cancer Center
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial, UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

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

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


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
Neuman HB Steffens NM Jacobson N Tevaarwerk A Anderson B Wilke LG Greenberg CC . Oncologists' Perspectives of Their Roles and Responsibilities During Multi-disciplinary Breast Cancer Follow-Up. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Mar;23(3):708-14
[PubMed ID: 26474556]
Adesoye T Greenberg CC Neuman HB . Optimizing Cancer Care Delivery through Implementation Science. Front Oncol. 2016;6:1
[PubMed ID: 26858933]
Frasier LL Holden S Holden T Schumacher JR Leverson G Anderson B Greenberg CC Neuman HB . Temporal Trends in Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy and Breast Reconstruction Associated With Changes in National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Jan 1;2(1):95-101
[PubMed ID: 26539936]
Jakub JW Terando AM Sarnaik A Ariyan CE Faries MB Zani S Jr Neuman HB Wasif N Farma JM Averbook BJ Bilimoria KY Jake Allred JB Suman VJ Grotz TE Zendejas B Wayne JD Tyler DS . Training High-Volume Melanoma Surgeons to Perform a Novel Minimally Invasive Inguinal Lymphadenectomy: Report of a Prospective Multi-Institutional Trial. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Nov 25;
[PubMed ID: 26711792]
Bruce JG Tucholka JL Steffens NM Neuman HB . Quality of online information to support patient decision-making in breast cancer surgery. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Nov;112(6):575-80
[PubMed ID: 26417898]
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 Apr;150(4):325-31
[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]
Leal TB Holden T Cavalcante L Allen GO Schumacher JR Smith MA Weiss JM Neuman HB LoConte NK . Colon Cancer Staging in Vulnerable Older Adults: Adherence to National Guidelines and Impact on Survival. Ann Hematol Oncol. 2014;1(3)
[PubMed ID: 25914900]
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]
Kuusisto F Dutra I Nassif H Wu Y Klein ME Neuman HB Shavlik J Burnside ES . Using Machine Learning to Identify Benign Cases with Non-Definitive Biopsy. Healthcom. 2013 Oct 9;2013(15th):283-285
[PubMed ID: 26501132]
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]