The VICC.ORG Investigator Directory

Michael N. Neuss, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer
Professor of Medicine
Medical Oncologist

Patient Contact Information:


Henry-Joyce Cancer Clinic
1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 1710
Nashville, Tennessee 37232-7415
Phone: 615-936-8422 or 1-877-936-8422
Fax: 615-343-8668


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.


  • 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

You do not have JavaScript enabled. This site works better with JavaScript turned on.