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Portrait of Ronald Neumann

Ronald D. Neumann, MD
Nuclear Medicine Section
Radiology and Imaging Sciences

Academic Degrees
BS, Carroll College, Waukesha, WI
MD, Yale University


Phone: 301-496-6455

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Ronald D. Neumann, MD


Dr. Ronald Neumann, a native of Watertown, Wisconsin, earned his bachelor's degree, summa cum laude from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and his medical degree from Yale University. He completed residencies in anatomic pathology and nuclear medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

While teaching, doing research, and practicing nuclear medicine at Yale, Dr. Neumann also served as acting chief of nuclear medicine at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Haven, Connecticut. He came to the National Institutes of Health in 1985 as deputy chief of the Clinical Center's Nuclear Medicine Department. He became chief of the department in January 1988. Since 1998, he also held a dual appointment as deputy associate director for Imaging Sciences. Nuclear Medicine became a section of the Radiology & Imaging Sciences Department in 2010.

Dr. Neumann's research has focused on the radiobiology of radionuclides in cancer. In addition to his CC duties, Dr. Neumann served in the mid-1990s as a senior policy analyst for the White House Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments. He was a clinical professor of diagnostic radiology at George Washington University School of Medicine.

Selected Honors and Awards

Carroll College Distinguished Alumnus Award for Professional Achievement 2003; Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians; president, 1998, mid-Atlantic chapter, Society of Nuclear Medicine; CC representative, NIH Medical Board, 1993-1995. Advisor to the International Atomic Energy Agency Medical Division.

Selected Publications


Carrasquillo JA, Weiner RE, McAreavey D, Neumann RD: Radionuclide, eds: I. Magrath; Chapter 50; The Lymphoid Neoplasms, Hodder Arnold, London, 2010.


Panyutin IG, Neumann RD: G-quadruplex formation between G-rich PNA and homologous sequences in oligonucleotides and supercoiled plasmid DNA. (In Press) Nuclear Aid Therapeutics.

Eckelman WC, Chuen-Yen L, Neumann RD: Perspective, the one most responsive to change. Nuclear Medicine Biology. 41:297-298. (2014).

Chuen-Yen L, Maldarelli F, Eckelman WC, Neumann RD: Rational development of radiopharmaceuticals for HIV-1. Nuclear Medicine and Biology. 41:299-308. (2014).

Sokolov MV, Neumann RD: Changes in gene expression in human pluripotent stem cells after genotoxic stress exposures. World Journal of Stem Cells. Nov 26; 6(5):598-605. Review. PMID: 25426256 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] Free Article.

Englund EA, Gupta P, Micklitsch CM, Onyshchenko MI, Remeeva E, Neumann RD, Panyutin, IG, Appella DH: PPG Peptide Nucleic Acids that Promote DNA Guanine Quadruplexes. ChemBioCem 15(13):1887-1890. DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201402224. (2014).

Sokolov MV, Neumann RD: Effects of low doses of ionizing radiation exposures on stress-responsive gene expression in human embryonic stem cells. Int J Mol Sci. 15(1):588-604. 2014.

Sokolov MV, Neumann RD: Lessons learned about human stem cell responses to ionizing radiation exposures: A long road still ahead of us. Int J Mol Sci. 14(8):15695-157234. (2013).

Sokolov MV, Panyutin IG, Neumann RD: Whole-genome gene expression profiling reveals the major role of nitric oxide in mediating the cellular transcriptional response to ionizing radiation in normal human fibroblasts. Genomics; Nov; 100(5): 277-811. (2012).

Sokolov MV, Neumann RD: Human embryonic stem cell responses to ionizing radiation exposures: Current state of knowledge and future challenges. Stem Cells Int 2012:579104. Epub 2012 Aug 16.

Panyutin IV, Eniafe R, Panyutin IG, Neumann RD: Effect of 5-[(125)I]iodo-2’-deoxyuridine uptake on the proliferation and Pluripotency of human embryonic stem cells. Int J Radiat Biol.(12):954-60 (2012)

Karamychev VN, Wang D, Mazur SJ, Appella E, Neumann RD, Zhurkin VB, Panyutin IG: Radioprobing the conformation of DNA in a p53-DNA complex. Int J Radiat Biol. 88(12):954-60. (2012).

Ndlebe T, Neumann RD, Panyutin IG: Study of charge transport mechanisms in (125)I-induced DNA damage at various temperatures. Int J Radiat Bio. 88(12):941-7. (2012).

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