Heather Neuman, MD, MS

Heather Neuman, MD, MS is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and completed general surgery residency training at the University of North Carolina. She then completed an AHRQ Health Services Research Fellowship and received a master’s degree in Health Services Research from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Science in New York, focusing on treatment decision-making and post-operative quality of life for breast and colorectal cancer patients. She then completed a surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center prior to joining the faculty in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin in 2009. As a surgical oncologist, her clinical practice focuses primarily on caring for patients with breast cancer and melanoma. She is currently a Building Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health Scholar (funded through a NIH K12). Her research on her career development award has had two focuses: 1) supporting patient decision-making for breast cancer surgery and 2) improving the quality and efficiency of breast cancer follow-up care.