Meet OrthoIndy Physician
Dr. O’Neill graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2000, receiving his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. In 2002, he received a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated in 2007. Dr. O’Neill completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee in 2012 and an orthopedic spine fellowship from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2013 focusing on the care of adult and pediatric scoliosis, complex cervical spine disorders and degenerative spinal conditions. Prior to joining OrthoIndy, Dr. O’Neill worked as an assistant professor in the department of orthopedic and neurological surgery at Vanderbilt University. He has authored numerous articles in professional medical journals and presented research at many national meetings. Dr. O’Neill is board certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and belongs to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders and the North American Spine Society.
Dr. O’Neill originally planned on pursuing a career in biomedical engineering. However, he shifted to a career in medicine in order to have a more personal impact and connection with people and patients. Being able to treat and solve patients' problems is what drives him.
Dr. O’Neill is a Notre Dame and Colts fan. Some of his favorite college memories are football Saturdays at Notre Dame, getting together with friends and family. He enjoys playing outside with his kids, especially capture the flag and hide and seek.
Some of his favorites include: Tom Hanks, the Star Wars movies (except Episode I) and the television series Game of Thrones, VEEP and Silicon Valley. His favorite bands are Kings of Leon, Zac Brown Band, Daft Punk and Pearl Jam. His favorite books are Freakonomics by Dubner and Levitt or Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot by Bill O'Reilly
Favorite Quote: "Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda
Practice focus: Spine
University of Notre Dame
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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