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Joyce L. Neumann


Program Director, Stem Cell Transplantation

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Joyce L. Neumann is Program Director & Advance Practice Registered Nurse in Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy and Adjuvant Ethicist in the Section of Integrated Ethic at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

With an exceptional nursing career spanning over 40 years, Dr. Neumann is a respected Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the field of oncology and specifically Stem Cell Transplantation (SCT). She manages a team of 26 highly specialized APRNs who care for SCT patients across systems. In her work as an adjuvant ethicist, Dr. Neumann has been the leader to promote ethical nursing practice, elevating the standard of care leading to clinical excellence. Dr. Neumann’s leadership and expertise in SCT and ethics is recognized nationally and internationally, she is sought out for written (chapters, journal) contributions and presentations. She was PI on a major national study with National Marrow Donor Program examining burnout, moral distress, work-life balance and career satisfaction among SCT nurses, physicians, pharmacists, advance practice professionals, and social workers. Another of her many accomplishments is the key role she played in the development of the Japanese Team Oncology Program, a US-Japan collaborative program since 2002, she serves as a US chairperson, mentor, lecturer, and coordinator. The program recently expanded to other Asian countries and is inclusive of other healthcare professionals and cancer survivors.

Dr. Neumann received her BSN and MS at DePaul University School of Nursing, and PhD in nursing from Texas Woman’s University.

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