Dr. Neil Vining is the Chairman of The Geneva Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board.
Orthopaedic Surgeon/Facility Medical Director
Areas of Expertise: Combat Casualty Care, Orthopaedics
Dr. Neil Vining is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in pediatric orthopedics and trauma. Dr. Vining completed his undergraduate degree at Campbell University and graduated from medical school at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with Highest Honors. He also earned his MBA at Chapel Hill in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Following graduate school, Dr. Vining spent an additional year at Chapel Hill in the Distinguished Medical Scholars program, studying research design and methodology.
Dr. Vining completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. Immediately following his residency, Dr. Vining spent three years as a military Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, treating wounded military evacuees from the Iraq and Afghan conflicts. During his time at Landstuhl, Dr. Vining was deployed with the 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in Muzafarabad, Pakistan for humanitarian relief following the major earthquake there, and again in June of 2007, for seven months with the 160th Forward Surgical Team in Afghanistan. After returning, Dr. Vining was the Assistant Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Winn Army Community Hospital.
After leaving active duty military service, Dr. Vining completed a pediatric orthopedic fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He maintains an interest in the delivery of surgical care in the battlefield setting and has published articles on the subject. He has also served as an advisor to the Wake Medical Center Simulations Center, designing medical simulations for training of military medical personnel. He currently practices orthopedic trauma surgery in North Carolina. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Vining is the National Medical Director for TeamHealth Surgical Services. This comprises clinical, operational, and financial oversight for more than 20 orthopedic and general surgery hospital based trauma programs across the country.