Naama Neeman, Children's Cancer Foundation Administrative Director

Naama Neeman is the Children’s Cancer Foundation Administrative Director of the Paediatric Precision Medicine program.  Naama is an Academic healthcare leader with a wealth of senior leadership experience directing multi-disciplinary teams and leading transformational change programs at the Beth Israel Medical Centre (Harvard Medical School), the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Monash Health and the Hudson Institute of Medical Research.

Naama is highly experienced in facilitating change, providing strategic direction, engaging diverse stakeholders, initiating cross-institutional collaborations, and successfully integrating and managing a large portfolio of programs across a variety of healthcare settings and services.

Naama is an accomplished educator and health services researcher, with over sixty peer reviewed publications and abstract presentations at scientific conferences internationally.

Selected publications

  • Sehgal NK, Neeman N, King TE (2017) Early Experiences After Adopting a Quality Improvement Portfolio Into the Academic Advancement Process. Acad Med 92:78-82.

  • Neeman N, Sehgal N (2015) Meaningful utilization of after visit summaries in the ambulatory setting. Am J Med 128:828-830.

  • Neeman N, Sehgal N (2014) Improving the ambulatory patient experience within an academic department of medicine. Am J Med Qual 31:203-208.

  • Neeman N, Quinn K, Shoeb M, Mourad M, Sehgal NL, Sliwka D (2013) Post-discharge focus groups to improve the hospital experience. Am J Med Qual 28:536-538.

  • Neeman N, Quinn K, Soni K, Mourad M, Sehgal NL (2012) Reducing radiology use on an inpatient medical service: choosing wisely. Arch Intern Med 172:1606-1608.

  • Neeman N, Sehgal NL, Davis RB Aronson MD (2012) Quality improvement and patient safety activities in academic departments of medicine. Am J Med 125:831-835.

  • Neeman N, Ranji SR, Sehgal NL (2012) Perspective: engaging trainees in performance improvement projects: the Quality and Safety Innovation Challenge. Am J Med Qual 27:345-347.

  • Neeman N, Sehgal NL (2012) Perspective: a road map for academic departments to promote scholarship in quality improvement and patient safety. Acad Med 87:168-171.

  • Neeman N,  Isaac T, Leveille S, Dimonda C, Shin JY, Aronson MD, Freedman SD (2012) Improving doctor-patient communication in the outpatient setting using a facilitation tool: a preliminary study. Int J Qual Health Care 24:357-364.

  • Leffler D,  Neeman N, Rabb JM, Shin JY, Landon BE, Pallav K, Falchuk ZM, Aronson MD (2011) An alerting system improves adherence to follow-up recommendations from colonoscopy examinations. Gastroenterology 140:1166-1173.

  • Neeman N, Aronson MD, Schulze JE, Shmerling RH (2009) Improving pregnancy counseling for women with rheumatoid arthritis taking methotrexate. Am J Med 122:998-1000.

  • Roberts DH, Gilmartin GS, Neeman N, Schulze JE, Cannistraro S, Aronson MD, Weiss JW (2009) Design and measurement of quality improvement indicators in ambulatory pulmonary care: creating a “culture of quality” in an academic pulmonary division. Chest 136:1134-1140.