Mary C. Neal, MD

Mary C. Neal, MD

Mary C. Neal, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, former Director of Spine Surgery at the University of Southern California, and a founding partner of Orthopaedic Associates of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She received her medical degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, where she also trained in general surgery before completing an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Southern California. She went on to complete three fellowships in spinal surgery, trauma, and spin rehabilitation at highly-respected hospitals in Sweden, Switzerland, and California.

Dr. Neal has published multiple articles and book chapters and is a member of numerous medical professional associations in the United States. She has served as a church elder, on several non-profit organization boards, and created the Willie Neal Environmental Awareness Fund. Dr. Neal lives with her family in Jackson Hole, WY. In 1999, she drowned while kayaking on a South American river. She wrote To Heaven and Back: A Doctor's Extraordinary Account of Her Death to tell her dramatic story. Her after-life experience has been featured on national media including WGN, Dr. Oz, and Fox and Friends.

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