Leigh A. Neumayer, M.D.

Languages

  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Obstetrics/Gynecology - Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Divisions: General OB/GYN
  • Cancer Center Programs: Experimental Therapeutics

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery (Sub: Surg Critical Care)
  • American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)

Academic Office Information

  • (801) 587-7214
  • Huntsman Cancer Hospital
    1950 Circle of Hope, Room: Room 6500
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Leigh Neumayer, MD, MS, Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine, is a member of the multidisciplinary team treating breast cancer at Huntsman Cancer Institute. She is also a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program and Chair of the Clinical Cancer Investigations Committee. She holds a Jon and Karen Huntsman Presidential Professorship in Cancer Research. She is an experienced breast surgeon offering all types of surgery for diseases of the breast including total skin sparing mastectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy.

Neumayer is an expert in clinical trial design and implementation. She participated in the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) sentinel node trial and currently participates in the partial breast irradiation trial. She served as principal investigator on a large randomized multicenter trial evaluating hernia repair (published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2004).She also has a strong interest in educational research and mentoring.

Neumayer received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 1985. She trained in general surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of Arizona in Tucson. She received a master's degree in clinical research design and statistical analysis from the University of Michigan. She joined the faculty of the University of Utah in 1992. She is past president of the Association of Women Surgeons, the Association of VA Surgeons and the Association for Surgical Eduation. She was a Director of the American Board of Surgery from 2005 to 2011, and is a Regent of the American College of Surgeons.

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Drexel College of Medicine
Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine
Fellow
Graduate Training University of Michigan
Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis
M.S.
Chief Resident University of Arizona Health Science Center
General Surgery
Chief Resident
Residency University of Arizona
General Surgery
Resident
Internship/Residency University of California at San Francisco
General Surgery
Intern/Resident
Professional Medical Baylor College of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Colorado State University
Biomedical Engineering
B.S.

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Acceptability of the decision support for safer surgery tool.Norton WE, Hosokawa PW, Henderson WG, Volckmann ET, Pell J, Tomeh MG, Glasgow RE, Min SJ, Neumayer LA, Hawn MT (2015). Acceptability of the decision support for safer surgery tool. Am J Surg, 209(6), 977-84.
  2. Optimal utilization of a breast care advanced practice clinician.Russell KW, Mone MC, Serpico VJ, Ward C, Lynch J, Neumayer LA, Nelson EW (2014). Optimal utilization of a breast care advanced practice clinician. Am J Surg, 208(6), 1054-1059.
  3. Leadership skills in the OR: Part II: Recognizing disruptive behavior.Halverson AL, Neumayer L, Dagi TF (2012). Leadership skills in the OR: Part II: Recognizing disruptive behavior. Bull Am Coll Surg, 97(6), 17-23.
  4. William H. Harridge Memorial Lecture. Changing the surgical education paradigm for the 21st century.Neumayer L (2012). William H. Harridge Memorial Lecture. Changing the surgical education paradigm for the 21st century. Am J Surg, 203(3), 282-6.
  5. Breaking down the walls: removing structural barriers for women in academic surgery.Cochran A, Neumayer LA (2011). Breaking down the walls: removing structural barriers for women in academic surgery. Am Surg, 77(11), 1437.
  6. Overnight activities of medical students on call: is it really educational?McMullin J, Greenband R, Price R, Neumayer L (2006). Overnight activities of medical students on call: is it really educational? Am J Surg, 191(2), 268-71.
  7. Does resident post graduate year influence the outcomes of inguinal hernia repair?Neumayer L (2006). Does resident post graduate year influence the outcomes of inguinal hernia repair? Ann Surg, 243(3), 428.
  8. An Internet-based survey of factors influencing medical student selection of a general surgery career.Cochran A, Melby S, Neumayer LA (2005). An Internet-based survey of factors influencing medical student selection of a general surgery career. Am J Surg, 189(6), 742-6.
  9. How medical students define surgical mentors.Cochran A, Paukert JL, Scales EM, Neumayer LA (2004). How medical students define surgical mentors. Am J Surg, 187(6), 698-701.
  10. Does a general surgery clerkship influence student perceptions of surgeons and surgical careers?Cochran A, Paukert JL, Neumayer LA (2003). Does a general surgery clerkship influence student perceptions of surgeons and surgical careers? Surgery, 134(2), 153-7.
  11. Perceptions of women medical students and their influence on career choice.Neumayer L, Kaiser S, Anderson K, Barney L, Curet M, Jacobs D, Lynch T, Gazak C (2002). Perceptions of women medical students and their influence on career choice. Am J Surg, 183(2), 146-50.
  12. The state of general surgery residency in the United States: program director perspectives, 2001.Cochran A, Melby S, Foy HM, Wallack MK, Neumayer LA (2002). The state of general surgery residency in the United States: program director perspectives, 2001. Arch Surg, 137(11), 1262-5.

Other

  1. Mentoring: the VA experience.Neumayer L (2003). Mentoring: the VA experience. Am J Surg (186(5), pp. 417-9). United States.

Poster

  1. Neumayer L, Cochran AL (2002). Lifestyle and Workload Influence Student Interest in Surgical Careers. Poster session presented at Association for Academic Surgery 36th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

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