Mark D. Neuman, MD, MSc

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Horatio C. Wood Professor of Anesthesiology
Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Attending Anesthesiologist, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Director, Penn Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation (CPORT); Co-Director with Meghan Lane-Fall 2019-2022
Investigator, Penn Center for Pharmacoepidemiology Research and Training
Affiliate Faculty, Penn Palliative and Advanced Illness Research Center (PAIR)
Research Associate, Penn Population Aging Research Center (PARC)
Associate Scholar, Penn Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Associate Faculty Director for Medical Student Scholarship, Perelman School of Medicine
Director, Partnered Research Programs, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Educational Officer, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
423 Guardian Drive
308 Blockley Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215)746-7468
Fax: (215) 349-5078
BA (English Language and Literature)
Yale University, 1999.
MD (Medicine)
University of California, San Francisco, 2004.
MSc (Health Policy Research)
University of Pennsylvania, 2010.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

I provide operative anesthesia care to patients undergoing general, urologic, gynecologic, orthopedic, and bariatric surgery. I have a focus on clinical decision-making, and the use of statistical methods in prediction of health outcomes.

Description of Research Expertise

I am a practicing anesthesiologist and health services researcher. My research seeks to understand the health-system level determinants of long-term outcomes of surgery and acute care among older adults U.S., with an emphasis on examining how variations in care delivered in discrete settings—such as acute-care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities—each ultimately influence the end results of care. In particular, my work focuses on examining variations the care and outcomes of older adults with acute hip fracture, a common and morbid injury that occurs over 300,000 each year in the U.S. and requires the coordination of surgical, anesthetic, medical, rehabilitative, nursing and social work services across a range of care settings. To date, my research output has employed a range of methodologies to obtain a multifaceted view of current patterns of hip fracture care and outcomes. These methodologies have included observational studies using administrative databases, meta-analyses and a telephone- and web-based survey of health care administrators. Additionally, I have conduced qualitative research incorporating interviews of physicians and analyses of documentary evidence. This work has studied the social and cultural influences underlying current patterns of utilization of surgical care services in the U.S. as a means of understanding the mechanisms underlying institutional variations in performance and health care outcomes.

Selected Publications

Neuman M, Bitton A, Glantz S: Tobacco industry strategies for influencing European community tobacco advertising legislation. Lancet 359(9314): 1323-30, Apr 2002 Notes: Editorial - Gray N: Tobacco industry and EC advertising ban. Lancet 359(9314): 1264-5, Apr 2002.

Neuman MD, Fleisher LA, Even-Shoshan O, Mi L, Silber JH: Nonoperative care for hip fracture in the elderly: the influence of race, income, and comorbidities. Medical Care 48(4): 314-20, Apr 2010.

Neuman MD: Surgeons' decisions and the financial and human costs of medical care. The New England Journal of Medicine 363(25): 2382-3, Dec 2010.

Wijeysundera DN, Beattie WS, Karkouti K, Neuman MD, Austin PC, Laupacis A: Association of echocardiography before major elective non-cardiac surgery with postoperative survival and length of hospital stay: population based cohort study. BMJ 342: d3695, Jul 2011.

David G, Neuman MD: Physician division of labor and patient selection for outpatient procedures. Journal of Health Economics 30(2): 381-91, Mar 2011.

Wijeysundera DN, Mamdani M, Laupacis A, Fleisher LA, Beattie WS, Johnson SR, Kolstad J, Neuman MD: Clinical evidence, practice guidelines, and β-blocker utilization before major noncardiac surgery. Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 5(4): 558-65, Jul 2012.

Neuman MD, Bosk CL: What we talk about when we talk about risk: refining surgery's hazards in medical thought. The Milbank Quarterly 90(1): 135-59, Mar 2012.

Neuman MD, Goldstein JN, Cirullo MA, Schwartz JS: Durability of class I American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical practice guideline recommendations. JAMA 311(20): 2092-100, May 2014 Notes: Editorial - Shekelle PG: Updating practice guidelines. JAMA 311(20): 2072-2073, May 2014.

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