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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.


Surgery (General)

Surgical Oncology

Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

Breast Biopsy

Breast Cancer

Breast Center

Breast Surgery

Cancer Surgeons



Melanoma and Sarcoma Surgery

Melanoma Cancer

Needle-localized Excision

Nipple-sparing Mastectomy


Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Skin-sparing Mastectomy


UW Carbone Cancer Center
(608) 266-6400 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 266-6400 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Surgery

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

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Rosenberger LH Thomas SM Nimbkar SN Hieken TJ Ludwig KK Jacobs LK Miller ME Gallagher KK Wong J Neuman HB Tseng J Hassinger TE Jakub JW Germline Genetic Mutations in a Multi-center Contemporary Cohort of 550 Phyllodes Tumors: An Opportunity for Expanded Multi-gene Panel Testing. Ann Surg Oncol . 2020 Oct;27(10):3633-3640
[PubMed ID: 32504368]
Stankowski-Drengler TJ Livingston-Rosanoff D Schumacher JR Hanlon BM Hitchcock ME Neuman HB Breast Cancer Outcomes of Neoadjuvant Versus Adjuvant Chemotherapy by Receptor Subtype: A Scoping Review. J Surg Res . 2020 Oct;254:83-90
[PubMed ID: 32422430]
Aiken TJ Stahl CC Schwartz PB Barrett J Acher AW Lemaster D Leverson G Weber S Neuman H Abbott DE Sentinel lymph node biopsy is associated with increased cost in higher risk thin melanoma. J Surg Oncol . 2020 Sep 16;
[PubMed ID: 32939750]
Williams GR Weaver KE Lesser GJ Dressler E Winkfield KM Neuman HB Kazak AE Carlos R Gansauer LJ Kamen CS Unger JM Mohile SG Klepin HD Capacity to Provide Geriatric Specialty Care for Older Adults in Community Oncology Practices. Oncologist . 2020 Aug 21;
[PubMed ID: 32820842]
Schumacher JR Stankowski-Drengler TJ Tucholka JL Poore SO Wilke LG Greenberg CC Neuman HB Utility of health services regions in examining socioeconomic disparities in receipt of breast reconstruction. Breast J . 2020 Jul 1;
[PubMed ID: 32608542]
Stankowski-Drengler TJ Neuman HB Management of the Axilla after Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy. Curr Treat Options Oncol . 2020 May 27;21(7):54
[PubMed ID: 32462230]
Neuman HB Kaji AH Haut ER Practical Guide to Implementation Science. JAMA Surg . 2020 May 1;155(5):434-435
[PubMed ID: 31995157]
Rao R Jackson RS Rosen B Brenin D Cornett W Fayanju OM Chen SL Golesorkhi N Ludwig K Ma A Mautner SK Sowden M Wilke L Wexelman B Blair S Gary M Grobmyer S Hwang ES James T Kapoor NS Lewis J Lizarraga I Miller M Neuman H Showalter S Smith L Froman J American Society of Breast Surgeons: Patient Safety & Quality Committee, Research Committee. Pain Control in Breast Surgery: Survey of Current Practice and Recommendations for Optimizing Management-American Society of Breast Surgeons Opioid/Pain Control Workgroup. Ann Surg Oncol . 2020 Apr;27(4):985-990
[PubMed ID: 31965373]
Taylor LJ Steiman JS Anderson B Schumacher JR Wilke LG Greenberg CC Neuman HB Does persistent use of radiation in women > 70 years of age with early-stage breast cancer reflect tailored patient-centered care? Breast Cancer Res Treat . 2020 Apr;180(3):801-807
[PubMed ID: 32125557]
Livingston-Rosanoff D Hanlon B Marka N Vande Walle K Stankowski-Drengler T Schumacher J Greenberg CC Neuman H Wilke LG Time to initiation of neo-adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment does not influence patient survival: A study of US breast cancer patients. Breast J . 2020 Apr;26(4):625-629
[PubMed ID: 31513322]
Stankowski-Drengler TJ Schumacher JR Hanlon B Livingston-Rosanoff D Van de Walle K Greenberg CC Wilke LG Neuman HB Outcomes for Patients with Residual Stage II/III Breast Cancer Following Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy (AFT-01). Ann Surg Oncol . 2020 Mar;27(3):637-644
[PubMed ID: 31900808]
Ruddy KJ Sangaralingham LR Van Houten H Nowsheen S Sandhu N Moslehi J Neuman H Jemal A Haddad TC Blaes AH Villarraga HR Thompson C Shah ND Herrmann J Utilization of Cardiac Surveillance Tests in Survivors of Breast Cancer and Lymphoma After Anthracycline-Based Chemotherapy. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes . 2020 Mar;13(3):e005984
[PubMed ID: 32106704]
Vande Walle K Yang DY Stankowski-Drengler TJ Livingston-Rosanoff D Fernandes-Taylor S Schumacher JR Wilke LG Greenberg CC Neuman HB Breast Cancer Found Incidentally After Reduction Mammaplasty in Young Insured Women. Ann Surg Oncol . 2019 Dec;26(13):4310-4316
[PubMed ID: 31538286]
Livingston-Rosanoff D Schumacher J Vande Walle K Stankowski-Drengler T Greenberg CC Neuman H Wilke LG Does Tumor Size Predict Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in the Modern Era of Biologically Driven Treatment? A Nationwide Study of US Breast Cancer Patients. Clin Breast Cancer . 2019 Dec;19(6):e741-e747
[PubMed ID: 31300338]
Tevis SE Steiman JG Neuman HB Greenberg CC Wilke LG Postoperative complications in combined gynecologic, plastic, and breast surgery: An analysis from National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Breast J . 2019 Nov;25(6):1111-1116
[PubMed ID: 31280491]
Stankowski-Drengler TJ Tucholka JL Bruce JG Steffens NM Schumacher JR Greenberg CC Wilke LG Hanlon B Steiman J Neuman HB A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Impact of Pre-Consultation Information on Patients' Perception of Information Conveyed and Satisfaction with the Decision-Making Process. Ann Surg Oncol . 2019 Oct;26(10):3275-3281
[PubMed ID: 31342375]
Cathcart-Rake EJ Zemla T Jatoi A Weaver KE Neuman H Kazak AE Carlos R Gansauer L Unger JM Pajewski NM Kamen C Acquisition of sexual orientation and gender identity data among NCI Community Oncology Research Program practice groups. Cancer . 2019 Apr 15;125(8):1313-1318
[PubMed ID: 30561776]
Carlos RC Sicks JD Chiles C Gansauer L Kamen CS Kazak AE Neuman HB Unger JM Weaver KE Lung Cancer Screening in the National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program: Availability and Service Organization. J Am Coll Radiol . 2019 Apr;16(4 Pt A):427-434
[PubMed ID: 30819455]
Carter S Neuman H Mamounas EP Bedrosian I Moulder S Montero AJ Jagsi R Debating the Optimal Approach to Nodal Management After Pathologic Complete Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Patients With Breast Cancer. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book . 2019 Jan;39:42-48
[PubMed ID: 31099648]
Tevis SE Neuman HB Mittendorf EA Kuerer HM Bedrosian I DeSnyder SM Thompson AM Black DM Scoggins ME Sahin AA Hunt KK Caudle AS Multidisciplinary Intraoperative Assessment of Breast Specimens Reduces Number of Positive Margins. Ann Surg Oncol . 2018 Oct;25(10):2932-2938
[PubMed ID: 29947001]