Education

  • 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

Biography

Castle Connolly 2021 Top DoctorsMark Camel, MD, is a neurosurgeon who specializes in spine surgery.

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 then served on the Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons for nine years in many roles including Vice President and several committee chairmanships.

Dr. Camel is currently a member of the New York Regional Cabinet for Washington University.

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
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Honors

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2010, 2012–2021
  • Greenwich Magazine Top Doctor 2012–2021
  • Stamford Magazine Top Doctor 2012–2021
  • New Canaan/Darien Magazine Top Doctor 2012–2021
  • New York Magazine Top Doctors 2014, 2020
  • Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors 2009–2012, 2017
  • The Wag Magazine Best Doctors 2010
  • Westport Magazine Top Doctor 2012–2021
5 Stars on Healthgrades by D.M.Patient

"Dr. Camel did the job and I was walking within a week. Takes the time to explain in detail what the issues are and what he’s going to do to fix it."

Comment on HealthgradesPatient

"Dr. Camel is an outstanding professional. Incredibly knowledgeable, very easy to approach and straightforward about conditions/options."

C.M.Patient

"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."

Published Research

Cluster headache as a manifestation of intracranial inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour: a case report with pathophysiological considerations

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

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]

Mutagenesis and chimeric genes define determinants in the beta subunits of human chorionic gonadotropin and lutropin for secretion and assembly

Mutagenesis and chimeric genes define determinants in the beta subunits of human chorionic gonadotropin and lutropin for secretion and assembly. Matzuk MM, Spangler MM, Camel M, Suganuma N, Boime I. J Cell Biol. 1989 Oct;109(4 Pt 1):1429-38. PMID: 2477377 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Treatment of chronic subdural hematoma by twist-drill craniostomy with continuous catheter drainage

Camel M, Grubb RI, Jr. Treatment of chronic subdural hematoma by twist-drill craniostomy with continuous catheter drainage. Journal of Neurosurgery 1986 65:183

Palisading pattern in cerebral neuroblastoma mimicking the primitive polar spongioblastoma. An ultrastructural study

Langford LA, Camel M Palisading pattern in cerebral neuroblastoma mimicking the primitive polar spongioblastoma. An ultrastructural study. Acta Neuropatholgia (Berlin) 1987 73:153

Specific MRI features of cerebral gliomas

Nadel S, Camel M, Gado M, etc. Specific MRI features of cerebral gliomas. Presentation at the 72nd Scientific Assembly of the the Radiological Society of North America, November, 1986