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Brian James Neuman, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Expertise: Cervical Myelopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Degenerative Spine Disease, Lumbar Degenerative Disease, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Lumbar Spine Diseases, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Radiculopathy, Spinal Decompression, Spinal Fusion, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Trauma, Spine Surgery more

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes after reconstructive spinal deformity surgery; Adjacent segment disease; Sagittal imbalance

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - White Marsh
Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663

4924 Campbell Boulevard
Nottingham, MD 21236 map

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663

601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Odenton
Appointment Phone: 410-874-1300

1106 Annapolis Road
Suite 280
Odenton, MD 21113 map


Dr. Brian Neuman is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include complex spinal deformity, lumbar degenerative disease, spinal stenosis, revision spine surgery, cervical myelopathy/radiculopathy and spine trauma.

Dr. Neuman earned his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and performed a fellowship in spinal surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Neuman joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2013.

Dr. Neuman's research interests include sagittal imbalance, adjacent segment disease and clinical outcomes after reconstructive spinal deformity surgery. more


  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (2007)


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital / Orthopaedic Surgery (2012)


  • Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis / Spinal Surgery (2013)

Board Certifications

  • Pending/Scheduled / Orthopedic Surgery

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Miller EK, Neuman BJ, Jain A, Daniels AH, Ailon T, Sciubba DM, Kebaish KM, Lafage V, Scheer JK, Smith JS, Bess S, Shaffrey CI, Ames CP, International Spine Study Group. An assessment of frailty as a tool for risk stratification in adult spinal deformity surgery. Neurosurg Focus. 2017;43(6):E3.

Purvis TE, Andreou E, Neuman BJ, Riley LH, III, Skolasky RL. Concurrent validity and responsiveness of PROMIS health domains among patients presenting for anterior cervical spine surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017;42(23):e1357-1365.

Purvis TE, Goodwin CR, De la Garza-Ramos R, Ahmed AK, Lafage V, Neuman BJ, Passias PG, Kebaish KM, Frank SM, Sciubba DM. Effect of Liberal Blood Transfusion on Clinical Outcomes and Cost in Spine Surgery Patients. Spine J. 2017 Apr 27. pii: S1529-9430(17)30185-7.

Jain A, Kebaish KM, Sciubba DM, Hassanzadeh H, Scheer JK, Neuman BJ, Lafage V, Bess S, Protopsaltis TS, Burton DC, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Hostin RA, Ames CP; International Spine Study Group.. Early Patient-Reported Outcomes Predict 3-Year Outcomes in Operatively Treated Patients with Adult Spinal Deformity. World Neurosurg. 2017 Mar 10. pii: S1878-8750(17)30315-7.

De la Garza Ramos R, Goodwin CR, Passias PG, Neuman BJ, Kebaish KM, Lafage V, Schwab F, Sciubba DM. Timing of Complications Occurring Within 30 Days After Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery. Spine Deform. 2017 Mar;5(2):145-150.

Passias PG, Poorman GW, Jalai CM, Neuman B, de la Garza-Ramos R, Miller E, Jain A, Sciubba D, McClelland S, Day L, Ramachadran S, Vira S, Diebo B, Isaacs E, Bono O, Bess S, Gerling M, Lafage V. Morbidity of Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery in Elderly Has Declined Over Time. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Jan 4.

Videos & Media

Cervical Spinal Stenosis | Q&A with Dr. Brian Neuman

Spinal Fusion | Richard Shetter's Story

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

5 Questions to Answer Before Considering Sciatica Surgery | Johns Hopkins Medicine (May 2018)

Webinar: Treatment Options for Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity | Johns Hopkins Medicine (2015)


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