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Robert Neel, MD

Why do our doctors and researchers stay here when they can go anywhere?

As a humanitarianism award winner, a Cincinnati Magazine “Top Doctor” for eight years running, 2018 Health Care Heroes Patient Experience awardee, and founder and director of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic at UC Health, Robert Neel, MD, could Robert Neel MD at UC College of Medicinepractice medicine anywhere in the world. But Neel choses to stay in Cincinnati because, for him, it’s about a long-term investment in the community where he lives and works. 

“The ALS community is my other family,” said Neel. “This is a population that is not as well-served as others. They have the potential to be more invisible due to mobility issues. Without the UC Clinic, they would have to go to other cities for treatment. I’ve made caring for them my life’s mission.”

Neel assembled his team based on a shared mission for their patients. 

“I have the ability to grow here, to develop and work with people who are serious about real change and real advancements,” said Neel. “The UC College of Medicine has supported me in my mission.”

For a doctor who has the credentials and expertise to work anywhere he pleases, it speaks volumes that this UC College of Medicine graduate, resident and fellow would never dream of going anywhere else.