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Mark D. Neuman, MD Mark D. Neuman, MD

Mark D. Neuman, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care, is the winner of this year’s Marjorie A. Bowman New Investigator Research Award.

Dr. Neuman is internationally recognized thought leader in anesthesiology and health services research, whose work has resulted in important contributions to medical knowledge. His scholarship addresses questions of real importance to broad audiences in health policy and clinical medicine. His research has focused on understanding the patient-, physician-, and health system-level determinants of survival and functional outcomes after hip fracture, a serious condition that affects more than 300,000 older adults in the US each year. His work has drawn attention to anesthesia care for hip fracture surgery as an issue of major importance for policy and practice, and has resulted in multiple high-impact publications, including work that has applied innovative statistical techniques to comparative effectiveness research in this domain. Dr. Neuman is Principal Investigator of the REGAIN Trial (Regional versus General Anesthesia for Promoting Independence after Hip Fracture), a multicenter, randomized trial funded through an $11.9M contract from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. This major project will provide, for the first time, definitive evidence regarding the link between anesthesia care for hip fracture surgery and long-term outcomes.