|Schedule An Appointment||Clinical Office Address|
|(801) 587-4241||Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Clinic 3A, Center for Breast Health
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Leigh Neumayer, MD, MS, professor of surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine, is Co-Director of the multidisciplinary team treating breast cancer at Huntsman Cancer Institute. She holds a Jon and Karen Huntsman Presidential Professorship in Cancer Research. She has long been an advocate for women's health both at the University of Utah and the Salt Lake City VAMC.
Dr. Neumayer has an elective practice limited to diseases of the breast, in particular breast cancer. She offers vast experience in all surgical treatments of breast cancer including breast conservation surgery with oncoloplastic reconstructions, mastectomies of all types including total skin sparing mastectomy. She works closely with reconstructive surgeons to ensure access to the latest reconstructive techniques. She is experienced in sentinel lymph node biopsies. Dr. Neumayer provides an educational video on line for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and with Dr. Jay Agarwal has written a book about the treatment of breast cancer called "Meet Virginia: Biography of a Breast" that is given to every new breast cancer patient she sees.
Dr. Neumayer is an expert in clinical trial design and implementation. She has participated in many national trials and recently implemented a local trial (POWER PIINC) to determine the effect of a week of hormone blocking therapy on breast cancer cells. She has served as principal investigator on a large randomized multicenter trial evaluating hernia repair. In addition, she is co-investigator on two other large multicenter trials. She also has a strong interest in educational research and mentoring.
Dr. 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.
Board Certification and Academic Information
|Academic Departments||Surgery - Professor
Obstetrics/Gynecology - Adjunct Associate Professor
|Academic Divisions||General OB/GYN
|Board Certification||American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
American Board of Surgery (Sub: Surg Critical Care)