Director, Penn Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation
Mark D. Neuman, MD, MSc, is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Dr. Neuman is the founding Director of the Penn Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation, which focuses on improving the health and wellbeing of patients undergoing surgery, critical care, and pain treatment through comparative effectiveness research and implementation science. A practicing general anesthesiologist and health services researcher, his work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research.
Dr. Neuman’s work, which has appeared in JAMA, The Lancet, the BMJ, and the New England Journal of Medicine, focuses primarily on understanding the determinants of functional outcomes among older adults undergoing major surgical procedures and the short- and long-term consequences of anesthetic and pain management interventions delivered around the time of surgery; additional work has examined processes by which medical research findings are translated into expert guidelines, and how such guidelines change over time in response to new evidence. He is the Principal Investigator of the PCORI funded REGAIN trial (Regional versus General Anesthesia for Promoting Independence after Hip Fracture), a 45-center international pragmatic randomized trial to assess the association between commonly used anesthesia treatments for older adults undergoing hip fracture repair with survival and functional outcomes at up to 1 year after fracture. Dr. Neuman currently chairs the Committee on Geriatric Anesthesia of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and lectures nationally and internationally on the care of older adults undergoing surgery and anesthesia and on the design and conduct of pragmatic trials in perioperative care.