Heather Neuman, MD, MS, FACS

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
Heather Neuman, MD, MS


Heather Neuman, MD, MS, is a UW Health surgical oncologist (cancer surgeon). She also is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in the Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology. She treats patients with breast cancer, benign (noncancerous) breast disease and various skin cancers, including melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

Dr. Neuman performs advanced procedures designed to remove cancer cells while preserving the appearance of the breast. These include lumpectomy, partial mastectomy and skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomy. She also performs lymph node biopsies, lymph node dissections and wide local excisions to treat skin cancer.

During initial visits, Dr. Neuman talks with patients about what’s important in their lives. She listens to their concerns and outlines treatment options. She works to ease their anxiety and help them make informed decisions.

To improve patient care, Dr. Neuman researches tools that help people understand the pros and cons of their treatment choices. She also studies ways to improve quality of life after cancer treatment and how to help people get care when they can’t afford it.

Away from the clinic, Dr. Neuman enjoys spending time with her family and golden retriever and camping in national parks.

We help our patients fight cancer. We listen and support them. They’re not just numbers passing through.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

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

Areas of expertise

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