Brian J. Neuman, MD

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor, Neurological Surgery
Chief, Spine Division  

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Dr. Neuman provides personalized spine care for pediatric and adult patients, specializing in the surgical treatment of complex spinal deformity conditions and complex revision surgery for the treatment of scoliosis, kyphosis, flatback syndrome, nonunion, and malalignment. He also has an interest in treating degenerative conditions (stenosis, spondylolisthesis, disc herniation, etc.) of the spine.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc herniations
  • Flatback syndrome
  • Kyphosis
  • Malalignment
  • Myelopathy (Cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions)
  • Nonunion
  • Osteoporotic conditions of the spine
  • Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal infection
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal trauma
  • Spinal tumor
  • Spondylolisthesis

Common Procedures

  • Complex deformity surgery and revision surgery
  • Complex spinal reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 South Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

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Research Interests

Dr. Neuman has research interests in developing indices to quantify the invasiveness of spinal deformity surgery and patients' frailty, as well as the use of PROMIS outcomes measures in spine patients to help with patient communication, expectations and overall satisfaction.


Dr. Neuman earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. He completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, and fellowship training in orthopaedic spine surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. Prior to joining Washington University Orthopedics, Dr. Neuman was an Associate Professor at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. 

Board Certifications

  • Board-certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Degree

  • Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


  • Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Professional Societies and Organizations

  • 2021-present, American Orthopaedic Association, Fellow member
  • 2020-present, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Fellow member
  • 2019-2021, American Orthopaedic Association, emerging leader member
  • 2018-present, Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), member, Developmental Committee
  • 2013-present, North American Spine Society (NASS), member, Radiology and Outcomes Committee
  • 2013-2020, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), candidate member
  • 2012-present, AOSpine, member

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