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Michael N.  Neuss

Michael N. Neuss, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer
Professor of Medicine
Medical Oncologist

Profile

Dr. Neuss was born in Indianapolis and after attending the University of Michigan he received all of his medical education at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. including his MD, internal medicine and medical oncology and hematology training.  He is Board Certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.

He was in private practice in Cincinnati from 1986 through 2011 and was the second doctor and first medical oncologist at Oncology Hematology Care, and he was vice president of the group from 1986-2011.  He was the medical oncology leader in his group which increased from 2 to 48 doctors during his time, and he considers the groups Joint Commission Accreditation, in addition to its growth, as his greatest accomplishments there.  The group also supported a software development company and Neuss is still an owner of this company which has a chemotherapy product ChemoSAFE which allows for pathway designation and compliance monitoring.

He came to Vanderbilt in July of 2011 and serves as Chief Medical Officer of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and is a Professor in the Department of Medicine.

Nationally, he has served as Chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Committee in addition to being the current Chair of the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Steering Group in addition to numerous other activities.  He is a founding leader of the QOPI project under Dr. Joe Simone.  He is also on the AMA Innovators’ Committee which is examining care delivery and payment reform models.

Education
  • M.D. - Duke University, 1979
  • Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology - Duke University, 1980
  • Internship, Junior and Senior Residency - Duke University, 1983
  • Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology - Duke University, 1985
Publications
  • Dizon DS, Krilov L, Cohen E, Gangadhar T, Ganz PA, Hensing TA, Hunger S, Krishnamurthi SS, Lassman AB, Markham MJ, Mayer E, Neuss M, Pal SK, Richardson LC, Schilsky R, Schwartz GK, Spriggs DR, Villalona-Calero MA, Villani G, Masters G. Clinical Cancer Advances 2016: Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer From the American Society of Clinical Oncology. J. Clin. Oncol [print-electronic]. 2016 Mar 3/20/2016; 34(9): 987-1011. PMID: 26846975, PII: JCO.2015.65.8427, DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2015.65.8427, ISSN: 1527-7755.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26846975.
  • Zon RT, Frame JN, Neuss MN, Page RD, Wollins DS, Stranne S, Bosserman LD. American Society of Clinical Oncology Policy Statement on Clinical Pathways in Oncology. J Oncol Pract [print-electronic]. 2016 Mar; 12(3): 261-6. PMID: 26759491, PII: JOP.2015.009134, DOI: 10.1200/JOP.2015.009134, ISSN: 1935-469X.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26759491.
  • Warner JL, Levy MA, Neuss MN, Warner JL, Levy MA, Neuss MN. ReCAP: Feasibility and Accuracy of Extracting Cancer Stage Information From Narrative Electronic Health Record Data. J Oncol Pract [print-electronic]. 2016 Feb; 12(2): 157-8. PMID: 26306621, PII: JOP.2015.004622, DOI: 10.1200/JOP.2015.004622, ISSN: 1935-469X.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26306621.
  • Neuss MN. Making the medical morbidity, mortality, and improvement conference even better. J Oncol Pract [print-electronic]. 2015 May; 11(3): e434-6. PMID: 25901048, PII: JOP.2015.004887, DOI: 10.1200/JOP.2015.004887, ISSN: 1935-469X.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25901048.
  • Masters GA, Krilov L, Bailey HH, Brose MS, Burstein H, Diller LR, Dizon DS, Fine HA, Kalemkerian GP, Moasser M, Neuss MN, O'Day SJ, Odenike O, Ryan CJ, Schilsky RL, Schwartz GK, Venook AP, Wong SL, Patel JD. Clinical cancer advances 2015: Annual report on progress against cancer from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. J. Clin. Oncol [print-electronic]. 2015 Mar 3/1/2015; 33(7): 786-809. PMID: 25605863, PII: JCO.2014.59.9746, DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2014.59.9746, ISSN: 1527-7755.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25605863.
  • Blayney DW, McNiff K, Eisenberg PD, Gilmore T, Jacobsen PB, Jacobson JO, Kadlubek PJ, Neuss MN, Simone J. Development and future of the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Quality Oncology Practice Initiative. J. Clin. Oncol [print-electronic]. 2014 Dec 12/10/2014; 32(35): 3907-13. PMID: 25225418, PII: JCO.2014.56.8899, DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2014.56.8899, ISSN: 1527-7755.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25225418.
  • Neuss MN. The measure of a physician, the measure of our practices: what we measure reflects what we believe. J Oncol Pract. 2014 May; 10(3): 221-2. PMID: 24839287, PII: JOP.2014.001410, DOI: 10.1200/JOP.2014.001410, ISSN: 1935-469X.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24839287.
  • Wood ME, Kadlubek P, Pham TH, Wollins DS, Lu KH, Weitzel JN, Neuss MN, Hughes KS. Quality of cancer family history and referral for genetic counseling and testing among oncology practices: a pilot test of quality measures as part of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Oncology Practice Initiative. J. Clin. Oncol [print-electronic]. 2014 Mar 3/10/2014; 32(8): 824-9. PMID: 24493722, PMCID: PMC4876350, PII: JCO.2013.51.4661, DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2013.51.4661, ISSN: 1527-7755.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24493722.
  • Hanley A, Hagerty K, Towle EL, Neuss MN, Mulvey TM, Acheson AK. Results of the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology National Oncology Census. J Oncol Pract. 2014 Mar; 10(2): 143-8. PMID: 24633290, PII: 10/2/143, DOI: 10.1200/JOP.2013.001357, ISSN: 1935-469X.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24633290.
  • Neuss MN, Polovich M, McNiff K, Esper P, Gilmore TR, LeFebvre KB, Schulmeister L, Jacobson JO. 2013 updated American Society of Clinical Oncology/Oncology Nursing Society chemotherapy administration safety standards including standards for the safe administration and management of oral chemotherapy. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2013 May 5/1/2013; 40(3): 225-33. PMID: 23619103, PII: 3MV4321880145126, DOI: 10.1188/13.ONF.40-03AP2, ISSN: 1538-0688.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23619103.
  • Neuss MN, Malin JL, Chan S, Kadlubek PJ, Adams JL, Jacobson JO, Blayney DW, Simone JV. Measuring the improving quality of outpatient care in medical oncology practices in the United States. J. Clin. Oncol [print-electronic]. 2013 Apr 4/10/2013; 31(11): 1471-7. PMID: 23478057, PII: JCO.2012.43.3300, DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2012.43.3300, ISSN: 1527-7755.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23478057.
  • Neuss MN, Polovich M, McNiff K, Esper P, Gilmore TR, LeFebvre KB, Schulmeister L, Jacobson JO. 2013 updated American Society of Clinical Oncology/Oncology Nursing Society chemotherapy administration safety standards including standards for the safe administration and management of oral chemotherapy. J Oncol Pract. 2013 Mar; 9(2 Suppl): 5s-13s. PMID: 23914148, PMCID: PMC3731124, PII: 3825632, DOI: 10.1200/JOP.2013.000874, ISSN: 1935-469X.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23914148.
  • Partridge AH, Norris VW, Blinder VS, Cutter BA, Halpern MT, Malin J, Neuss MN, Wolff AC, . Implementing a breast cancer registry and treatment plan/summary program in clinical practice: a pilot program. Cancer [print-electronic]. 2013 Jan 1/1/2013; 119(1): 158-63. PMID: 23197186, PMCID: PMC3978173, DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27625, ISSN: 1097-0142.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23197186.
  • Forte GJ, Hanley A, Hagerty K, Kurup A, Neuss MN, Mulvey TM. American Society of Clinical Oncology National Census of Oncology Practices: preliminary report. J Oncol Pract. 2013 Jan; 9(1): 9-19. PMID: 23633966, PMCID: PMC3545668, PII: 3818782, DOI: 10.1200/JOP.2012.000826, ISSN: 1935-469X.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23633966.
  • Jacobson JO, Polovich M, Gilmore TR, Schulmeister L, Esper P, Lefebvre KB, Neuss MN. Revisions to the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology/Oncology Nursing Society chemotherapy administration safety standards: expanding the scope to include inpatient settings. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2012 Jan; 39(1): 31-8. PMID: 22201653, PII: G02577K151710022, DOI: 10.1188/12.ONF.31-38, ISSN: 1538-0688.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22201653.
  • Jacobson JO, Polovich M, Gilmore TR, Schulmeister L, Esper P, Lefebvre KB, Neuss MN. Revisions to the 2009 american society of clinical oncology/oncology nursing society chemotherapy administration safety standards: expanding the scope to include inpatient settings. J Oncol Pract [print-electronic]. 2012 Jan; 8(1): 2-6. PMID: 22548003, PMCID: PMC3266311, PII: 3741181, DOI: 10.1200/JOP.2011.000339, ISSN: 1935-469X.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22548003.
  • Jacobson JO, Neuss MN, Hauser R. Measuring and Improving Value of Care in Oncology Practices: ASCO Programs from Quality Oncology Practice Initiative to the Rapid Learning System. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2012; e70-6. PMID: 24451835, PII: 219, DOI: 10.14694/EdBook_AM.2012.32.e70, ISSN: 1548-8748.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24451835.
  • Neuss MN, Guidi T. Commentary: when it comes to chemotherapy, location matters. J Oncol Pract. 2010 Sep; 6(5): 235-7. PMID: 21197186, PMCID: PMC2936465, DOI: 10.1200/JOP.000127, ISSN: 1935-469X.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21197186.
  • Zon RT, Neuss MN. ASCO Provisional Clinical Opinion: Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Patients Receiving Cytotoxic Chemotherapy for Treatment of Malignant Diseases. J Oncol Pract. 2010 Jul; 6(4): 193-4. PMID: 21037870, PMCID: PMC2900869, DOI: 10.1200/JOP.777007, ISSN: 1935-469X.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21037870.
  • Neuss MN, Jacobson JO, McNiff KK, Kadlubek P, Eisenberg PD, Simone JV. Evolution and elements of the quality oncology practice initiative measure set. Cancer Control. 2009 Oct; 16(4): 312-7. PMID: 19910917, ISSN: 1526-2359.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19910917.
  • Blayney DW, McNiff K, Hanauer D, Miela G, Markstrom D, Neuss M. Implementation of the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative at a university comprehensive cancer center. J. Clin. Oncol [print-electronic]. 2009 Aug 8/10/2009; 27(23): 3802-7. PMID: 19487377, PII: JCO.2008.21.6770, DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2008.21.6770, ISSN: 1527-7755.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19487377.
  • Neuss MN. The truth, the whole truth, and the medical record. J Oncol Pract. 2009 Jul; 5(4): 175-6. PMID: 20856631, PMCID: PMC2795407, DOI: 10.1200/JOP.0941503, ISSN: 1935-469X.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20856631.
  • McNiff KK, Neuss MN, Jacobson JO, Eisenberg PD, Kadlubek P, Simone JV. Measuring supportive care in medical oncology practice: lessons learned from the quality oncology practice initiative. J. Clin. Oncol. 2008 Aug 8/10/2008; 26(23): 3832-7. PMID: 18688049, PII: JCO.2008.16.8674, DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2008.16.8674, ISSN: 1527-7755.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18688049.
  • Jacobson JO, Neuss MN, McNiff KK, Kadlubek P, Thacker LR, Song F, Eisenberg PD, Simone JV. Improvement in oncology practice performance through voluntary participation in the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative. J. Clin. Oncol. 2008 Apr 4/10/2008; 26(11): 1893-8. PMID: 18398155, PII: 26/11/1893, DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2007.14.2992, ISSN: 1527-7755.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18398155.
  • Neuss MN, Steffel RC. Cincinnati's HealthBridge: Bringing Results From Multiple Service Locations to One Record. J Oncol Pract. 2006 Jul; 2(4): 181-4. PMID: 20859333, PMCID: PMC2793608, ISSN: 1554-7477.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20859333.
  • Neuss MN, Desch CE, McNiff KK, Eisenberg PD, Gesme DH, Jacobson JO, Jahanzeb M, Padberg JJ, Rainey JM, Guo JJ, Simone JV. A process for measuring the quality of cancer care: the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative. J. Clin. Oncol [print-electronic]. 2005 Sep 9/1/2005; 23(25): 6233-9. PMID: 16087948, PII: JCO.2005.05.948, DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2005.05.948, ISSN: 0732-183X.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16087948.
  • Brinck U, Jacobs S, Neuss M, Tory K, Rath W, Kulle B, F├╝zesi L. Diffuse growth pattern affects E-cadherin expression in invasive breast cancer. Anticancer Res. 2004 Jul; 24(4): 2237-42. PMID: 15330167, ISSN: 0250-7005.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15330167.