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Robert Neel, MD

Professor of Clinical

Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati/University Hospital (Neurophysiology)
  • Residency: University of Cincinnati/University Hospital
  • Bachelor's Degree: Washington and Lee University (Psychology)
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology) (Certification Date: 2005-09-18) - (Recertification Date: 2015-02-09)


Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Contact Information
Research Interests

ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), EMG/NCS, Muscular Dystrophy

Clinical Interests


Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy

Alcoholic Neuropathy

ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

Amyloid Neuropathies

Atrophic Muscular Disorders

Autonomic Neuropathy

Brachial Plexus Injury

Brachial Plexus Neuropathies

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy

Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes (CMS)

Diabetic Neuropathies

Distal Myopathies

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy

Foot Drop

Frontalis Interna Hyperostosis

Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis

Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis

Isaacs Syndrome

Kearns-Sayre Syndrome

Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophies

Mad Cow Disease (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease)

MELAS Syndrome

Memory Disorders

MERRF Syndrome

Metabolic Brain Disease

Mild Cognitive Impairment

Mitochondrial Myopathies


Motor Neuron Disease

Muscle Hypertonia

Muscle Weakness

Muscular Atrophy

Myasthenia Gravis


Myophosphorylase Deficiency (McArdle Disease)



Myotonia Congenita

Myotonic Disorders

Myotonic Dystrophy

Nemaline Myopathies

Nerve Compression Syndromes

Nerve Pain

Nerve Pain Syndromes




Neurofibromatosis II

Neurogenic Inflammation

Neuromuscular Disease

Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuromuscular Junction Disease

Neuromuscular Manifestations

Occupational Neuropathies

Paraneoplastic Polyneuropathy

Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Peripheral Nerve Injury

Peripheral Nervous System Disease

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peroneal Neuropathy






Sciatic Neuropathy


Peer Reviewed Publications

Kesari, Akanchha; Neel, Robert; Wagoner, Lynne; Harmon, Brennan; Spurney, Christopher; Hoffman, Eric P 2009. Somatic mosaicism for Duchenne dystrophy: evidence for genetic normalization mitigating muscle symptoms. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 149A 7, 1499-503

Kesari,A., Neel,R., Wagoner,L., Harmon,B., Spurney,C., Hoffman,E. P. 2009. Somatic mosaicism for Duchenne dystrophy: evidence for genetic normalization mitigating muscle symptoms American journal of medical genetics.Part A, 149A 7, 1499

Schuh,L. A., London,Z., Neel,R., Brock,C., Kissela,B. M., Schultz,L., Gelb,D. J. 2009. Education research: Bias and poor interrater reliability in evaluating the neurology clinical skills examination Neurology, 73 11, 904

Thomas, Kelly; Schrager, Jason; Neel, Robert; Brook, Loren . Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a case series with a multidisciplinary, team-based approach. Annals of gastroenterology, 33 5, 480-484