Kevin M. Neal, MD

Physician

Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville 807 Children's Way Jacksonville, FL 32207

Biography

Kevin M. Neal, MD, MBA, FAAOS, FAAP, FAOA is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Nemours Children’s Health in Jacksonville, FL. He is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and a Courtesy Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville. Dr. Neal received his bachelor's degrees from the Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Oklahoma and his fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at Nemours Children's Health in Jacksonville. Dr. Neal leads pediatric orthopedic research at Nemours in Jacksonville. He has established cross-campus programs to support quality improvement initiatives in spine care. He is an educator, mentoring medical students and orthopedic residents, and serves as the Program Director for the Nemours Jacksonville / Wolfson Children's Hospital pediatric orthopedic fellowship program. Dr. Neal's research focuses on the natural history, operative management, and nonoperative management of scoliosis, as well as pediatric orthopedic trauma and limb deformity.

Fellowship

  • Pediatric Orthopaedics - Nemours Childrens Clinic - Jacksonville, 2004

Internship

  • General Surgery - University of Oklahoma, 1999

Residency

  • Orthopedic Surgery - University of Oklahoma Medical Center, 2003

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, 1998

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Orthopedics
  • Scoliosis
  • Spine Deformity

  • When successful, anterior vertebral body tethering (VBT) induces differential segmental growth of vertebrae: an in vivo study of 51 patients and 764 vertebrae.; Spine deformity; (2022).

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  • Hidden blood loss in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery.; Orthopaedics & traumatology, surgery & research : OTSR; (2022).

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  • Spontaneous Lumbar Curve Correction Following Vertebral Body Tethering of Main Thoracic Curves.; The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume; (2022).

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  • Inter- and intra-rater reliability and accuracy of Sanders Skeletal Maturity Staging System when used by surgeons performing vertebral body tethering.; Spine deformity; (2021).

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  • Orthopaedic Manifestations of Transverse Myelitis in Children. ; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2021).

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  • Can a Checklist Improve the Informed Consent Process?; Cureus; (2021).

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  • Improving Quality in the Treatment of Pediatric Forearm Fractures: Minimizing the Need for Repeat Intervention With Long-arm Extension Casting.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2020).

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  • Anterior vertebral body tethering shows mixed results at 2-year follow-up.; Spine deformity; (2020).

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  • Impact of Race Subgroups on the Assessment of Vitamin D Status in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.; Orthopedics; (2019).

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  • Pitfalls with Vitamin D Research in Musculoskeletal Disorders and Recommendations on How to Avoid Them; Journal of clinical research in pediatric endocrinology; (2019).

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  • Results of Nonoperative Treatment for Symptomatic Tarsal Coalitions.; Cureus; (2018).

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  • Maturity Indicators and Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Evaluation of the Sanders Maturity Scale.; Spine; (2018).

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  • Wound closure expectations after fasciotomy for paediatric compartment syndrome.; Journal of children's orthopaedics; (2018).

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  • Strategies for Surgical Management of Large, Stiff Spinal Deformities in Children.; The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; (2017).

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  • The Educational Opportunities Provided by a Pediatric Orthopedic Urgent Case Review Conference: Keep Score to Provide a Better Experience.; Journal of surgical education; (2017).

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  • Cuboid-navicular coalition in pediatrics a systematic review and report; Current Orthopedic Practice; (2016).

  • Influence of Back Pain on Patient Satisfaction Scores.; Southern medical journal; (2015).

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  • Atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation in children.; The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; (2015).

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  • Screw Fixation of Lateral Condyle Fractures: Results of Treatment.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2015).

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  • The location of medial patellofemoral ligament injury in adolescents and children.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2012).

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  • Healthy children with frequent fractures: how much evaluation is needed?; Pediatrics; (2008).

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  • Subtrochanteric femur fracture through osteotomy site 12 years after varus derotational osteotomy.; Orthopedics; (2004).

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  • Anterior interosseous nerve syndrome: a case report.; The Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association; (2002).

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