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Michael D. Neel, MD

Michael D. Neel, MD

  • Chief, Orthopedic Division, Surgery Department
  • OrthoMemphis, PC




MD – University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN
Internship – Department of General Surgery, University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL
Residency – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL
Fellowship – Department of Orthopaedic Oncology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

University and Hospital Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor in Orthopaedics, University of Tennessee, Memphis
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Consultant Staff
Baptist Memorial Hospital System, Active Staff
Methodist Hospital System, Active Staff

Selected Publications

Kaste SC, DeFeo BM, Neel MD, Weiss KS, Fernandez-Pineda I, Ness KK. Osteonecrosis of the Shoulders in Pediatric Patients Treated for Leukemia or Lymphoma: Single-Institutional Experience. J Pediatr Orthop. Feb;39(2):104-110, 2019. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000900.

Tinkle CL, Fernandez-Pineda I, Sykes A, Lu Z, Hua CH, Neel MD, Bahrami A, Shulkin BL, Kaste SC, Pappo A, Spunt SL, Krasin MJ. Non-Rhabdomyosarcoma Soft Tissue Sarcoma (NRSTS) in Pediatric and Young Adult Patients: Results From a Prospective Study Using Limited-Margin Radiotherapy Cancer. Nov 15;123(22):4419-4429, 2017. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30793. Epub Jul 31, 2017.

Fernandez-Pineda I, Hudson MM, Pappo AS, Bishop MW, Klosky JL, Brinkman TM, Srivastava DK, Neel MD, Rao BN, Davidoff AM, Krull KR, Mulrooney DA, Robison LL, Ness KK. Long-term functional outcomes and quality of life in adult survivors of childhood extremity sarcomas: a report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. J Cancer Surviv, 11(1):1-12, 2017 Feb.

Corr AM, Liu W, Bishop M, Pappo A, Srivastava DK, Neel MD, Rao B, Wilson T, Ness KK. Feasibility and functional outcomes of children and adolescents undergoing preoperative chemotherapy prior to a limb-sparing procedure or amputation. Rehabil Oncol, 35(1): 38-45, 2017 Jan.

Portera MV, Karol SE, Smith C, Yang W, Cheng C, Neel MD, Pui CH, Relling MV, Kaste SC. Osteonecrosis in Unrelated to Hip Anatomy in Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Ped Blood Cancer, 64(7), 2017 Jul.

Haynes L, Kaste SC, Ness K, Wu J, Ortega-Laureano L, Bishop MW, Neel MD, Rao B, Fernandez-Pineda I. Pathologic Fracture in Childhood and Adolescent Osteosarcoma. Ped Blood Cancer, 64(4), 2017 Apr.

Talleur AC, Navid F, Spunt SL, McCarville MB, Wu J, Mao S, Davidoff AM, Neel MD, Krasin MJ. Limited Margin Radiation Therapy for Children and Young Adults With Ewing Sarcoma Achieves High Rates of Local Tumor Control. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 96(1):119-26, 2016 Sep.

Interiano RB, Malkan AD, Loh AH, Hinkle N, Wahid FN, Bahrami A, Mao S, Wu J, Bishop MW, Neel MD, Gold RE, Rao BN, Davidoff AM, Fernandez-Pineda I. Initial diagnostic management of pediatric bone tumors. J Pediatr Surg, 51(6):981-5, 2016 Jun.

Anghelescu DL, Steen BD, Wu H, Wu J, Daw NC, Rao BN, Neel MD. Prospective Study of Neuropathic Pain after Definitive Surgery for Extremity Osteosarcoma in a Pediatric Population. Ped Blood Cancer, 64(3), 2017 Mar.

McCarville MB, Chen JY, Coleman JL, Li Y, Li X, Adderson EE, Neel MD, Gold RE, Kaufman RA. Distinguishing Osteomyelitis from Ewing Sarcoma on Radiography and MRI. Am J Roentgenol, 205:640-651, 2015 Sep.

Fernandez-Pineda I, Neel MD, Rao BN. Current Management of Neonatal Soft-tissue Sarcomas and Benign Tumors with Local Aggressiveness. Curr Pediatr Rev, 11(3):216-25, 2015 Aug.

Fernandez-Pineda I, McCarville MB, Brennan RC, Spunt SL, Neel MD, Rao BN. Bilateral internal hemipelvectomy for osteosarcoma in a pediatric patient previously treated for rhabdomyosarcoma. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res, 101(3):395-7, 2015 May.

Loh AH, Wu H, Bahrami A, Navid F, McCarville MB, Wang C, Wu J, Bishop MW, Daw NC, Neel MD, Rao BN. Influence of bony resection margins and surgicopathological factors on outcome in limb-sparing surgery for extremirty osteosarcoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer, 62(2):246-251, 2015 Feb.

Kaste SC, Pei D, Cheng C, Neel MD, Bowman WP, Ribiero RC, Metzger ML, Bhojwani D, Inaba H, Campbell P, Rubnitz JE, Jeha S, Sandlund JT, Downing JR, Relling MV, Pui CH, Howard SC. Utility of early screening magnetic resonance imaging for extensive hip osteonecrosis in pediatric patients treated with glucocorticoids. J Clin Oncol, 33(6):610-5, 2015 Feb.

Ness KK, Neel MD, Kaste SC, Billups CA, Marchese VG, Rao BN, Daw NC. A comparison of function after limb salvage with non-invasive expandable or modular prostheses in children. Eur J Cancer, 50(18):3212-20, 2014 Dec.

Ver Halen JP, Soto-Miranda MA, Hammond S, Konofaos P, Neel M, Rao B. Lower extremity reconstruction after limb-sparing sarcoma resection of the proximal tibia in the pediatric population: case series, with algorithm. J Plast Surg Hand Surg, 48(4):238-43, 2014 Aug.

Denbo JW, Zhu L, Srivastava D, Stokes DC, Srinivasan S, Hudson MM, Ness KK, Robison LL, Neel MD, Rao B, Navid F, Davidoff AM, Green DM.  Long-term pulmonary function after metastasectomy for childhood osteosarcoma. A report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. J Am Coll Surg, 219(2):265-71, 2014 Aug.

Loh AH, Navid F, Wang C, Bahrami A, Wu J, Neel MD, Rao BN. Management of local recurrence of pediatric osteosarcoma following limb-sparing surgery. Ann Surg Oncol, 21(6):1948-55, 2014 Jun.

Turner DC, Navid F, Daw NC, Mao S, Wu J, Santana VM, Neel MD, Rao BN, Willert JR, Loeb DM, Harstead KE, Throm SL, Freeman III BB, Stewart CF. Population Pharmacokinetics of Bevacizumab in Children with Osteosarcoma: Implications for Dosing. Clinical Cancer Res, 20(10):2783-92, 2014 May.

Soto-Miranda MA, Sandoval JA, Rao B, Neel MD, Krasin M, Spunt S, Jenkins JJ, Davidoff AM, Halen JPV. Surgical Treatment of Pediatric Desmoid Tumors. A 12-year, Single-Center Experience. Ann Surg Oncol, 20(11):3384-90, 2013 Oct.

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Marchese V, Connolly B, Neel M, etal. Relationships Among Severity of Osteonecrosis, Pain, Range of Motion, and Functional Mobility in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Physical Therapy Mar; 3:341-50, 2008.

Kaste S, Strouse P, Fletcher B, Neel M. Benign and Malignant Bone Tumors. In: Slovis T, ed.Caffey’s Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging.  Philadelphia: Mosby 2912-2969, 2008.

Neel M, Karimova E. Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head in Pediatric Patients. Sem ArthroplastySep;18(3), 2007.

Neel M. Bone Grafting and Bone Graft Substitutes. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Musculoskeletal Tumors 2  AAOS Aug; 5:41-53, 2007.

Marchese V, Rai S, Carlson C, Hinds P, Spearing E, Zhang L, Callaway L, Neel M, Rao B, Ginsberg J. Assessing functional mobility in survivors of lower-extremity sarcoma: reliability and validity of a new assessment tool. Pediatr Blood Cancer Aug;49(2):183-9, 2007.

Karimova E, Rai S, Howard S, Neel M, Britton L, Pui C, Kaste S. Femoral head osteonecrosis in pediatric and young adult patients with leukemia or lymphoma. J Clin Oncol Apr 20; 25(12):1525-31, 2007.

Heck RK, Neel MD. Expandable prostheses for reconstruction after tumor resection in young patients.Current Opinion in Orthoped Dec; 17(6):532-537, 2006.

Marchese VG, Spearing E, Calloway L, Rai SN, Zhang L, Hinds PS, Carlson CA, Neel MD, Rao BN, Ginsberg J. “Relationships among range of motion, functional mobility, and quality of life in children and adolescents after limb-sparing surgery for lower extremity sarcoma. Pediatric Physical TherapyWinter;18 (4) ;238-44, 2006.

JGinsberg J, Rai S, Carlson C, Meadows A, Hinds P, Spearing E, Zhang L, Callaway L, Neel M, Rao B, Marchese V. A comparative analysis of functional outcomes in adolescents and young adults with lower-extremity bone sarcoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer Aug;49(7):964-969, 2006.

Daw NC, Jenkins JJ, McCarville MB, Rao BN, Neel M. Case Reports: Polymethylmethacrylate Lung Embolus after Limb-salvage Surgery of the Distal Femur. Clin Orthop Relat Res Jul;448:252-256, 2006.

Daw NC, Jenkins JJ, McCarville MB, Rao BN, Neel M. Polymethylmethacrylate Lung Embolus after Limb-salvage Surgery of the Distal Femur. Clin Orthop Relat Res May 9, 2006. [Epub ahead of print]

Karimova EJ, Rai SN, Ingle D, Ralph AC, Deng X, Neel M, Howard SC, Pui CH, Kaste SC. MRI of knee osteonecrosis in children with leukemia and lymphoma: Part 2, clinical and imaging patterns. AJR Am J Roentgenol Feb;186(2):477-82, 2006.

Karimova EJ, Rai SN, Deng X, Ingle DJ, Ralph AC, Neel M, Kaste SC. MRI of knee osteonecrosis in children with leukemia and lymphoma: Part 1, observer agreement. AJR Am J RoentgenolFeb;186(2):470-6, 2006.

Hartford CM, Wodowski KS, Rao BN, Khoury JD, Neel M, Daw NC. Osteosarcoma among children aged 5 years or younger: the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital experience. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol Jan;28(1):43-7, 2006.

Toy PC, France J, Randall RL, Neel M, Shorr RL, Heck RK. Reconstruction of noncontained distal femoral defects with polymethylmethacrylate and crossed-screw augmentation: a biomechanical study.J Bone Joint Surg Am Jan;88(1):171-8, 2006.

Daw NC, Billups CA, Rodriguez-Galindo C, McCarville MB, Rao BN, Cain AM, Jenkins JJ, Neel M, Meyer WH. Metastatic Osteosarcoma. Cancer Jan 15;106(2):403-12, 2006.

Krasin MJ, Davidoff AM, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Billups CA, Fuller CE, Neel MD, Merchant TE. Definitive Surgery and Multiagent Systemic Therapy for Patients with Localized Ewing Sarcoma Family of Tumors Local Outcome & Prognostic Factors. American Cancer Society July 15; Vol104, Num 2 Page 367-373, 2005.

Ogg RJ, McDaniel CB, Wallace D, Pitot P, Neel M, Kaste SC. MR safety and compatibility of a noninvasively expandable total-joint endoprosthesis. Magn Reson Imaging Sep;23(7):789-94. Epub 2005 Sep 8, 2005. PMID: 16214609

Kaste SC, Fuller CE, Saharia A, Neel M, Rao BN, Daw NC. Pediatric surface osteosarcoma: Clinical, pathologic, and radiologic features. Pediatr Blood Cancer Aug;47(2):152-62, 2006.

Gaur AH, Liu T, Knapp KM, Daw NC, Rao BN, Neel M, Roddriguez-Galindo C, Brand D, Adderson EE. Infections in children and young adults with bone malignancies undergoing limb-sparing surgery.Cancer Aug 1;104(3):602-10, 2005.

Krasin MJ, Davidoff AM, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Billups CA, Fuller CE, Neel M, Merchant TE. Definitive surgery and multiagent systemic therapy for patients with localized Ewing sarcoma family of tumors: local outcome and prognostic factors. Cancer Jul 15;104(2):367-73, 2005.

Chollet CT, Britton L, Neel M, Hudson MM, Kaste SC. Childhood cancer survivors: an at-risk cohort for ankle osteonecrosis. Clin Orthop Relat Res Jan;(430):149-55, 2005.

Krasin MJ, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Billups CA, Davidoff AM, Neel M, Merchant TE, Kun LE. Definitive irradiation in multidisciplinary management of localized Ewing sarcoma family of tumors in pediatric patients: outcome and prognostic factors. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Nov 1;60(3):830-8, 2004.

Neel M, Heck R, Britton L, Daw N, Rao BN. Use of a Smooth Press-Fit Stem Preserves Physeal Growth After Tumor Resection. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004.

Sajadi KR, Heck RK, Neel M, Rao BN, Daw NC, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Hoffer FA, Stacy GS, Peabody TD, Simon MA. The Incidence and Prognosis of Osteosarcoma Skip Metastases. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Number 246, pp. 92-6, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2004.

Rodriguez-Galindo C, Shah N, McCarville MB, Billups CA, Neel M, Rao BN, Daw NC. Outcome after Local Recurrence of Osteosarcoma. The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Experience (1970-2000) Wiley InterScience, March 2004.

Relling M, Yang W, Das S, Cook EH, Rosner GL, Neel M, Howard S, Ribeiro R, Sundlund JT, Pui C-H, Kaste SC. Pharmacogenetic risk factors for osteonecrosis of the hip among children with Leukemia.Journal of Clinical Oncology Vol 22, No 19 (October 1), pp. 3930-3936, 2004.

Neel M, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Shah N, Carville M, Billups C, Rao BN, Daw N. Outcome after Local Recurrence of Osteosarcoma. Cancer May 1, Vol 100, No.9, 2004.

Last update: March 2020