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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


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

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
UnityPoint Health - Meriter
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

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

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
Adesoye T Schumacher JR Neuman HB Edge S McKellar D Winchester DP Francescatti AB Greenberg CC Alliance ACS-CRP CCDR Breast Cancer Surveillance Working Group. Use of Breast Imaging After Treatment for Locoregional Breast Cancer (AFT-01). Ann Surg Oncol . 2018 Jun;25(6):1502-1511
[PubMed ID: 29450753]
Tucholka JL Jacobson N Steffens NM Schumacher JR Tevaarwerk AJ Anderson B Wilke LG Greenberg CC Neuman HB Breast cancer survivor's perspectives on the role different providers play in follow-up care. Support Care Cancer . 2018 Jun;26(6):2015-2022
[PubMed ID: 29332175]
Schumacher JR Neuman HB Chang GJ Kozower BD Edge SB Yu M Vanness DJ Si Y Jacobs EA Francescatti AB Spears PA Havlena J Adesoye T McKellar D Winchester D Burnside ES Greenberg CC Alliance ACS-CRP CCDR Breast Cancer Surveillance Working Group. A National Study of the Use of Asymptomatic Systemic Imaging for Surveillance Following Breast Cancer Treatment (AFT-01). Ann Surg Oncol . 2018 May 17;
[PubMed ID: 29777402]
Ruddy KJ Sangaralingham L Freedman RA Mougalian S Neuman H Greenberg C Jemal A Duma N Haddad TC Lemaine V Ghosh K Hieken TJ Hunt K Vachon C Gross C Shah ND Adherence to Guidelines for Breast Surveillance in Breast Cancer Survivors. J Natl Compr Canc Netw . 2018 May;16(5):526-534
[PubMed ID: 29752327]
Neuman HB Schumacher JR Francescatti AB Adesoye T Edge SB Vanness DJ Yu M McKellar D Winchester DP Greenberg CC Alliance/American College of Surgeons Clinical Research Program Cancer Care Delivery Research Breast Cancer Surveillance Working Group. Risk of Synchronous Distant Recurrence at Time of Locoregional Recurrence in Patients With Stage II and III Breast Cancer (AFT-01). J Clin Oncol . 2018 Apr 1;36(10):975-980
[PubMed ID: 29384721]
Tucholka JL Yang DY Bruce JG Steffens NM Schumacher JR Greenberg CC Wilke LG Steiman J Neuman HB A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Impact of Web-Based Information on Breast Cancer Patients' Knowledge of Surgical Treatment Options. J Am Coll Surg . 2018 Feb;226(2):126-133
[PubMed ID: 29246705]
Chu BS Koffi W Hoehn RS Ertel A Shah SA Ahmad SA Sussman JJ Neuman HB Abbott DE Improvement and persistent disparities in completion lymph node dissection: Lessons from the National Cancer Database. J Surg Oncol . 2017 Dec;116(8):1176-1184
[PubMed ID: 28743173]
Schumacher JR Taylor LJ Tucholka JL Poore S Eggen A Steiman J Wilke LG Greenberg CC Neuman HB Socioeconomic Factors Associated with Post-Mastectomy Immediate Reconstruction in a Contemporary Cohort of Breast Cancer Survivors. Ann Surg Oncol . 2017 Oct;24(10):3017-3023
[PubMed ID: 28766209]
Leal AD Van Houten H Sangaralingham L Freedman RA Jemal A Neuman HB Haddad TC Mutter RW Keegan THM Mougalian SS Loprinzi CL Gross CP Shah N Ruddy KJ Breast Cancer Survivorship Care Variations Between Adjuvant Chemotherapy Regimens. Clin Breast Cancer . 2017 Sep 22;
[PubMed ID: 29054689]
Zendejas B Jakub JW Terando AM Sarnaik A Ariyan CE Faries MB Zani S Jr Neuman HB Wasif N Farma JM Averbook BJ Bilimoria KY Tyler D Brady MS Farley DR Laparoscopic skill assessment of practicing surgeons prior to enrollment in a surgical trial of a new laparoscopic procedure. Surg Endosc . 2017 Aug;31(8):3313-3319
[PubMed ID: 27928664]
Faries MB Thompson JF Cochran AJ Andtbacka RH Mozzillo N Zager JS Jahkola T Bowles TL Testori A Beitsch PD Hoekstra HJ Moncrieff M Ingvar C Wouters MWJM Sabel MS Levine EA Agnese D Henderson M Dummer R Rossi CR Neves RI Trocha SD Wright F Byrd DR Matter M Hsueh E MacKenzie-Ross A Johnson DB Terheyden P Berger AC Huston TL Wayne JD Smithers BM Neuman HB Schneebaum S Gershenwald JE Ariyan CE Desai DC Jacobs L McMasters KM Gesierich A Hersey P Bines SD Kane JM Barth RJ McKinnon G Farma JM Schultz E Vidal-Sicart S Hoefer RA Lewis JM Scheri R Kelley MC Nieweg OE Noyes RD Hoon DSB Wang HJ Elashoff DA Elashoff RM Completion Dissection or Observation for Sentinel-Node Metastasis in Melanoma. N Engl J Med . 2017 Jun 8;376(23):2211-2222
[PubMed ID: 28591523]
Schmocker RK Vanness DJ Greenberg CC Havlena JA LoConte NK Weiss JM Neuman HB Leverson G Smith MA Winslow ER Utilization of preoperative endoscopic ultrasound for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. HPB (Oxford) . 2017 May;19(5):465-472
[PubMed ID: 28237627]
Bruce JG Tucholka JL Steffens NM Mahoney JE Neuman HB Feasibility of Providing Web-Based Information to Breast Cancer Patients Prior to a Surgical Consult. J Cancer Educ . 2017 Mar 30;
[PubMed ID: 28361360]
Neuman HB Schumacher JR Schneider DF Winslow ER Busch RA Tucholka JL Smith MA Greenberg CC Variation in the Types of Providers Participating in Breast Cancer Follow-Up Care: A SEER-Medicare Analysis. Ann Surg Oncol . 2017 Mar;24(3):683-691
[PubMed ID: 27709403]
Jakub JW Terando AM Sarnaik A Ariyan CE Faries MB Zani S Jr Neuman HB Wasif N Farma JM Averbook BJ Bilimoria KY Grotz TE Allred JB Suman VJ Brady MS Tyler D Wayne JD Nelson H Safety and Feasibility of Minimally Invasive Inguinal Lymph Node Dissection in Patients With Melanoma (SAFE-MILND): Report of a Prospective Multi-institutional Trial. Ann Surg . 2017 Jan;265(1):192-196
[PubMed ID: 28009745]
Neuman HB Schumacher JR Francescatti AB Adesoye T Edge SB Burnside ES Vanness DJ Yu M Si Y McKellar D Winchester DP Greenberg CC Utility of Clinical Breast Examinations in Detecting Local-Regional Breast Events After Breast-Conservation in Women with a Personal History of High-Risk Breast Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol . 2016 Oct;23(10):3385-91
[PubMed ID: 27491784]
Adesoye T Neuman HB Wilke LG Schumacher JR Steiman J Greenberg CC Current Trends in the Management of Phyllodes Tumors of the Breast. Ann Surg Oncol . 2016 Oct;23(10):3199-205
[PubMed ID: 27334214]
Neuman HB Rathouz PJ Winslow E Weiss JM LoConte NK Lin CP Wurm M Smith MA Schrag D Greenberg CC Use of a novel statistical technique to examine the delivery of breast cancer follow-up care by different types of oncology providers. J Eval Clin Pract . 2016 Oct;22(5):737-44
[PubMed ID: 26991311]
Decker MR Trentham-Dietz A Loconte NK Neuman HB Smith MA Punglia RS Greenberg CC Wilke LG The Role of Intraoperative Pathologic Assessment in the Surgical Management of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ. Ann Surg Oncol . 2016 Sep;23(9):2788-94
[PubMed ID: 27026436]
Neuman HB Jacobs EA Steffens NM Jacobson N Tevaarwerk A Wilke LG Tucholka J Greenberg CC Oncologists' perceived barriers to an expanded role for primary care in breast cancer survivorship care. Cancer Med . 2016 Sep;5(9):2198-204
[PubMed ID: 27356781]