Mark Camel, MD

Dr. Mark Camel is a neurosurgeon who specializes in spine surgery. He is the section head of neurosurgery at Greenwich Hospital. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

Dr. Camel received his undergraduate degree from University of Rochester in New York and medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Missouri. After finishing his role as Chief Resident in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Barnes Hospital, he studied the molecular biology of pituitary tumors and astrocytoma during his research fellowship in the Departments of Neurological Surgery and Pharmacology at the Washington University School of Medicine. He served on the Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons for nine years in many roles including Vice President and several committee chairmanships.

Currently, Dr. Camel is a member of the New York Regional Cabinet for Washington University and serves on the Board of Trustees of Brunswick School.

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Specialties

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Education

College
University of Rochester, New York, 1977

Medical School
Washington University School of Medicine,
Saint Louis, Missouri, 1981

Internship
General Surgery, Barnes Hospital, Saint Louis, Missouri, 1981-1982

Residencies
Neurological Surgery, Barnes Hospital, Saint Louis, Missouri, 1982-1985
Chief Resident, Neurological Surgery, Barnes Hospital, 1985-1986

Fellowship
Neurological Surgery Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, 1986-1987

Affiliations

Academic Affiliations
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Professional Affiliations
Congress of Neurological Surgeons/ Section on Tumors
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Board of Neurological Surgeons
The New England Neurological Society
The Physician's Scientific Society

Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Additional Honors

Awards
Castle Connolly New York Metro Area Top Doctor 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
Greenwich Magazine Top Doctor 2012, 2013, 2014
Stamford Magazine Top Doctor 2012, 2013
New Canaan/Darien Magazine Top Doctor 2012, 2013
New York Magazine Best Doctors 2014
Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors 2009 - 2012

The Wag Magazine Best Doctors 2010
Westport Magazine Top Doctor 2012, 2013

Published Research

Testimonials

  • At 86 years of age, E.B. of State College, PA is a healthy and active woman, accustomed to an independent lifestyle that includes gardening, volunteer work and traveling. She awoke one morning with considerable pain in her back and right leg. The previous afternoon she had spent raking and pulling weeds in her garden and her physician in Pennsylvania concluded that she had badly strained a muscle. The pain grew worse over time and after five weeks of physical therapy and pain medication, her condition had deteriorated significantly. Searing pain shot into her right thigh whenever she attempted to bear weight on it and she could no longer walk without leaning on a walker. Climbing stairs was all but impossible.

    With great difficulty, E.B. traveled to Westchester County to visit her daughters for Thanksgiving. They brought her to ONS to see Dr. Mark Camel. Upon reading an MRI of her lower back, he determined that the source of her pain was pressure on the spinal nerve created by a ruptured disc. A 45-minute procedure called a discectomy could end her suffering.

    She underwent the operation to remove disc fragments and material from the damaged disc. By the afternoon on the day of surgery she was up and walking with less difficulty, and in less than two weeks she was walking and climbing stairs unassisted.

    “What a relief,” said E.B. “I had become so disabled, that I was really concerned I might lose my independence. The surgery was as successful as Dr. Camel predicted and it exceeded my expectations. I only wish I’d had it done sooner.”

    E.B., State College, PA