Dr. Neal is a native of Muncie, IN and completed his undergraduate and medical studies at Indiana University, a Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Massachusetts, and a graduate certificate in epidemiology and biostatistics at Drexel University. He completed his internal medicine residency at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at Indiana University. He was appointed as Executive Medical Director, Academic Affairs in 2011 and remains active as a teacher in all programs. He also has a system role as Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs and Faculty Development for the IU School of Medicine.
He has been in the private practice of endocrinology since 1993. He became an associate director for the Internal Medicine Residency in 1996 and served as program director from 2000 until 2011 before taking on administrative responsibility for all of medical education at IU Health BMH.
Dr. Neal is a dedicated educator and the author of five endocrinology textbooks which have been used as teaching tools by medical schools and other residency programs as far away as Europe. He is a past winner of the Cullison Housestaff Teaching Award and the IUSM-Muncie Excellence in Teaching Award, and is the author of many peer-reviewed journal articles. In addition, he has been a question writer for the American Board of Internal Medicine, reviewer for MKSAP (Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program) and reviewer for several peer-reviewed medical journals. He is also a member of the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination Committee, responsible for creating and editing endocrinology content for the IM-ITE.
Dr. Neal is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Endocrinology, and the American Association for Physician Leadership, and is Immediate Past Governor of the American College of Physicians’ Indiana Chapter. He has been awarded the CPE (Certified Physician Executive) designation by the Certifying Commission for Medical Management. He is a member of the Authors Guild and American Medical Writers Association. One of his major interests is helping residents improve their writing and presentation skills .