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Neil A. Segal, MD, MS

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Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine , Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Director, Clinical Rehabilitation Research Program , Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Professional Background

Dr. Segal's clinical practice is focused on reducing pain in tendons and joints to restore physical function. Dr.Segal's practice location is KUMC Sutherland Rehabilitation Clinic.

Dr. Segal treats problems, including Tendonitis (Rotator Cuff, Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow, Achillies' Tendon pain, and Plantar Fasciitis), Bursitis, Joint Pain, and Sports Injuries.

He also offers specialized procedures to accelerate healing in athletes, workers, and older adults, including Bursa Injections, Calcific Tendinopathy Aspiration and Lavage, Nerve CryoBlocks (e.g. for Knee Pain), Joint Injections, Nerve Blocks, Percutaneous Ultrasonic Tenotomy, Platelet Rich Plasma Injections, Tendon Sheath Injections, Tenex Tendon Restoration and other Ultrasound-Guided Procedures.

Education and Training
  • BA, East Asian Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • MD, Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University
  • MS, Clinical Investigation, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Residency, Internal Medicine Preliminary Year, Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO
  • Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clini, Rochester, MN
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Medical License , Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
  • Medical License, Medical License, Missouri State Bord of Registration for the Healing Arts
  • Physician and Surgeon, Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
Professional Affiliations
  • International Society of Osteoarthritis Imaging, Member, 2019 - Present
  • International Society of Osteoarthritis Imaging, Computed Tomography in Osteoarthritis Focus Group, Member, 2019 - Present
  • International WBCT Society, Academic Affiliate Member, 2019 - Present
  • Osteoarthritis Research Society International, Member, 2004 - Present
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists, Member, 2001 - Present



Dr. Segal's Clinical Osteoarthritis Research Program has focused on lower limb osteoarthritis for 20 years. His clinical research studies include three main categories: 1) epidemiological and biomechanical risk factors for disease and disablement, 2) improvement in diagnosis of joint damage and 3) clinical trials of novel therapeutics for reducing symptoms and functional limitations due to knee, ankle and hip osteoarthritis. Other research priorities relate to the musculoskeletal effects of pregnancy.

Current Research and Grants
  • Knee Arthroplasty AcTivity (KArAT) Trial, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Site-PI
  • Novel Insights into Osteoarthritis, Pain and Function: MOST4, National Institute on Aging, Site-PI