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Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Heather Neuman, MD, MS, FACS

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
Heather B. Neuman, MD, MS, FACS


Dr. Neuman is an associate professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Division of Surgical Oncology. She is a member of the UW Health Breast Center and the UW Carbone Cancer Center. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

She specializes in complex surgical oncology with a focus on breast cancer, cutaneous oncology (including melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma), and sarcoma. She provides a wide range of services including lumpectomy or partial mastectomy with oncoplastic approaches; simple, skin-sparing, and nipple-sparing mastectomy; skin cancer wide local excisions; sentinel lymph node biopsy; axillary and inguinal lymph node dissections. She also specializes in benign diseases of the breast.

Dr. Neuman completed her MS at Weill Graduate School in Medical Sciences of Cornell University, New York, NY, and earned her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA followed by a fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Practice locations

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Surgery
Medical School
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

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

  • University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Surgery
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma and Sarcoma Surgery
  • Needle-localized Excision
  • Nipple-sparing Mastectomy
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Skin-sparing Mastectomy

Research & publications

Dr. Neuman's research focuses on patient-reported outcomes, shared decision-making, and cancer care delivery. She is a principle investigator and collaborator on numerous NIH grants. She is an active participant in clinical trials within the UW Health Breast Center and Carbone Cancer Center. She serves as the Co-Chair for the Cancer Care Delivery Research Committee for the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology cooperative group.