Dr. Mark Neuman's research focuses on improving patient-centered outcomes for older adults undergoing surgery and anesthesia. He is the founding Director of the Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation, which focuses on promoting high-quality comparative effectiveness research and implementation science to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of care for patients with surgical conditions and other acute illnesses.
He is principal investigator of the REGAIN multicenter trial, a PCORI-funded international randomized trial comparing the impact of spinal anesthesia versus general anesthesia on functional recovery at up to one year after hip fracture surgery. Other work has used retrospective methods to evaluate the relationship between quality of acute and post-acute care and long-term outcomes, such as recovery of functional independence, among patients hospitalized with hip fracture and other acute conditions.
Dr. Neuman is a graduate of Yale University and UCSF; after completing his residency in anesthesiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in 2008, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania from 2008-2010. He is an Associate Editor of Anesthesiology and was the 2015 recipient of the American Society of Anesthesiologists' Presidential Scholar Award, given once annually by this society to recognize outstanding achievements in scholarship by an early-career faculty member. In 2015, he also received the University of Pennsylvania's Marjorie A. Bowman Award for excellence in health services research. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters.