John C. Keel, MD, an instructor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, has joined the Carl J. Shapiro Department of Orthopaedics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).
Keel is a resident of Cambridge. He will serve as medical director of the Spine Center and comes to BIDMC after completing a fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital's Center for Pain Medicine. Keel is a physiatrist offering advanced non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments for spinal disorders including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar radiculopathy; spinal stenosis; arthritis; and degenerative disc disease. He also treats pain due to traumatic injuries, spinal cord and nerve injuries, and myofascial disorders. Keel's clinical interests include painful disorders of the spine, musculoskeletal and sports medicine, painful neuromuscular disorders, rehabilitation and disability.
Keel received his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He completed intern and resident training at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and
consistently ranks among the top four in National Institutes of Health funding among independent hospitals nationwide. BIDMC is clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit