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Anatomy of an Alumnus

Examining the bodies of work of the 2010 alumni honorees

Jane L. Neumann, MD ’70, GME ’73, Fel ’75, receives the 2010 alumni Distinguished Service Award for her leadership on the Alumni Association Board and as a representative of her graduating class.

Jane L. Neumann, MD '70, GME '73, Fel '75

Voice of reason: “My first reaction was I was a little embarrassed to receive the award. I certainly didn’t expect it. I’m very honored and very flattered by it.”

Heart of the matter: Dr. Neumann served on The Medical College of Wisconsin/Marquette Medical Alumni Association Board for six years, from 1998 through 2003. She was elected President of the Association for the 2002-03 term. She has chaired the Class of 1970 reunion committee each reunion year since graduation (though she admits she “allowed” someone to co-chair with her this year).

Gut feeling: “I owe everything I am today to having been an alumnus of this school. Without going to medical school, I don’t think I’d be where I am today. It’s certainly been a great life for me. I’ve watched the Medical College grow over the years, and it has been special to be a part of that.”

Task at hand: Since August 1975, Dr. Neumann has been a pulmonologist in Waukesha County with a private practice based in Waukesha Memorial and Oconomowoc hospitals. In addition, she is Medical Director for Respiratory Therapy at Waukesha Memorial and Medical Director for Clinical Informatics at ProHealth Care. Dr. Neumann’s clinical focus is on chronic diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She is former president of MetaStar, a Madison-based, non-profit, heath care quality improvement organization, and served on its board for 20 years.

Legwork: Medical training
- Rotating internship followed by internal medicine residency at Milwaukee County General Hospital, 1973;
- Fellowship in pulmonary medicine (then called “medical chest") also at Milwaukee County General Hospital, 1975.

Feet on the ground:
Home – Waukesha, Wis.
Family – son, Brad; daughter, Valerie Bonne, MD, Fel ’07; three grandchildren
Hobbies – Lake living, church



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