- College: University of Rochester, New York, 1977
- Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, 1981
- Residency: 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
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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Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
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
American Board of Neurological Surgery
Castle Connolly New York Metro Area Top Doctor 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Greenwich Magazine Top Doctor 2012-2017
Stamford Magazine Top Doctor 2012-2017
New Canaan/Darien Magazine Top Doctor 2012-2017
New York Magazine Best Doctors 2014
Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors 2009 – 2012, 2017
The Wag Magazine Best Doctors 2010
Westport Magazine Top Doctor 2012-2017
Cluster headache as a manifestation of intracranial inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour: a case report with pathophysiological considerations. Bigal ME, Rapoport AM, Camel M. Cephalalgia. 2003 Mar;23(2):124-8. PMID: 12603369 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Presentation at the American Academy of Neurology, April, 2002
Twist-drill craniostomy for the treatment of chronic subdural hematoma. Camel M. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2000 Jul;11(3):515-8. Review. PMID: 10918023 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
I just had to check in with you all…I am doing so well! I have truly not felt this well in as long as I can remember. Having the spinal fusion surgery has changed my life in so many ways. I have lost 50 pounds since my surgery and resuming normal activity. I have ZERO pain whatsoever. I haven’t even had so much as a headache since my surgery in July. I feel about 10-15 years younger, minimally. I can never thank Dr. Camel, physical therapist Fey and all of the associates at ONS who helped me to return to a “better than normal” state of health and well-being. I know you guys do this every day; but to me, this was a once-in-a-lifetime “event” that has permanently changed my life for the better in myriad ways. THANK YOU ALL, once again! – CM (Spinal Fusion)
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Dr. Camel is an outstanding professional. Incredibly knowledgeable, very easy to approach and straightforward about conditions/options. (comment from Health Grades)
Dr. Camel performed a fusion on my neck 15 years ago. He was diligent and sent me to PT first, and did not resort to surgery right away. Although he told me if that helped, it would probably help for about 2 years, and I would then in all likelihood need surgery. Almost 2 years to the day, I was back and he did the surgery. My entire experience from beginning to end was excellent. I was in unbearable pain prior to the surgery. I have been completely 100% ever since. I am so very thankful. (comment from Health Grades)
I would highly recommend Dr. Camel to anyone I know. He is a kind, confident and thorough surgeon. The hospital he is associated with, Greenwich Hospital is just by far the best hospital I have been to. What a team, thank you! (comment from Health Grades)
These doctors have saved my life 2 times. Originally it was Dr. Camel and this time happened to be Dr. Fiore. I always send my friends and family the ONS information and tell them how great the practice is. Thank you once again! (Patient Survey)
Everyone is always so professional …and Dr. Camel and Sommre are the best!..thanks for everything. (TC)
Dr. Camel – Exactly one year ago today I woke up from my spinal fusion surgery and I’m still feeling perfect! I am thankful every single day that I wake up free from pain…thanks and gratitude for giving me back my life. (CM)
I just had to check in with you all…I am doing so well! I have truly not felt this well in as long as I can remember. Having the spinal fusion surgery has changed my life in so many ways. I have lost 50 pounds since my surgery and resuming normal activity. I have ZERO pain whatsoever. I haven’t even had so much as a headache since my surgery in July. I feel about 10-15 years younger, minimally. I can never thank Dr. Camel, physical therapist Fey and all of the associates at ONS who helped me to return to a “better than normal” state of health and well-being. I know you guys do this every day; but to me, this was a once-in-a-lifetime “event” that has permanently changed my life for the better in myriad ways. THANK YOU ALL, once again! (CM)
Dr. Camel– 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.” (EB)