Vincent J. Miele, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor


Vincent Miele

Contact

412-748-7640

Biography

Vincent J. Miele, MD, joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurosurgery as a clinical assistant professor on January 1, 2014. He is the former director of the neurosurgical spine service at West Virginia University.

Dr. Miele received his undergraduate degree at Northeastern University in Boston where he graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into the Rho Chi Academic Pharmacy Honor Society as well as the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He was also awarded the Northeastern University Alumni of the Year President’s Award in 2001. Dr. Miele completed medical school and his neurosurgical residency at West Virginia University where he was elected to the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha and won the Gandee-Massey Award based on academic achievement. He is fellowship-trained in complex spine surgery from Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he remains adjunct faculty in the Spine Research Laboratory.

Dr. Miele’s research has encompassed such areas as spinal biomechanics, concussion management and return to play, as well as accelerometer and MEMs technology translation into clinical applications. He has published more than 30 papers in refereed journals, authored 20 book chapters, and has presented scientific lectures both nationally and internationally. His research has lead to invited written editorials in prominent media such as the New York Times. He has been actively involved in the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgery, and North American Spine Society and is an ad hoc reviewer for various journals.

Dr. Miele’s major clinical interests embrace many aspects of neurosurgery, but are focused on spinal disorders including pathologies associated with degeneration and trauma, complex spinal instrumentation, revision spinal surgery, and spinal tumors. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive spine surgery and the newer motion preservation technologies as well as the larger surgeries required for conditions such as adolescent/adult spinal deformity and the multidisciplinary treatment of spinal tumors.

Dr. Miele also has a strong background in cranial neurosurgery and treats peripheral nerve conditions such as carpel tunnel syndrome. Dr. Miele frequently evaluates and manages sports-related head and spine injuries, and works at a national level with athletes on return to play issues. He is involved in the development of devices used to detect and prevent concussion and is frequently invited to speak on this subject nationally. He also is an independent neurosurgical consultant for the National Football League and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia and has established clinics in Beaver Falls, Greenville, Monroeville, Mt. Morris and Wexford in Pennsylvania, and Wheeling in West Virginia.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Spinal disorders and injuries, spine tumors, revision spinal surgery, adult deformity/scoliosis surgery, sports-related brain and spine injuries, peripheral nerve disorders, and spinal fusions.

Community Clinic Sites:

3000 Stonewood Drive
Suite 300
Wexford, PA 15090

Wheeling Hospital
10 Medical Park
Professional Center I
Suite 104
Wheeling WV, 26003

Greenville Medical Center
90 Shenango Street
Greenville, PA 16125

UPMC Monroeville
600 Oxford Drive
Suite 210
Monroeville, PA 15146

1600 Wildlife Lodge Road
Lower Burrell, PA 15068

2674 Darlington Road
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Hospital Privileges

UPMC Mercy

UPMC Passavant

UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Shadyside

Professional Organization Membership

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
American Association for the Improvement of Boxing
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Professional Ringside Physicians
American College of Sports Medicine
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
International Federation of Sports Medicine
North American Spine Society
Ohio State Medical Society
Pennsylvania State Medical Society
United States Amateur Boxing Ringside Physicians
West Virginia State Medical Society

Education & Training

MD, West Virginia University, 2001
Residency, West Virginia University, 2007
Fellowship, Complex Spine, Cleveland Clinic, 2008

Selected Publications

Bartsch A, Benzel E, Miele V, Prakash V. Leather football helmets. J Neurosurg 119(3):803-4, 2013.

Bartsch A, Benzel E, Miele V, Morr D, Prakash V. Hybrid III anthropomorphic test device (ATD) response to head impacts and potential implications for athletic headgear testing. Accid Anal Prev 48:285-91, 2012.

Miele VJ, Panjabi MM, Benzel EC. Anatomy and biomechanics of the spinal column and cord. Handb Clin Neurol 109:31-43, 2012. 

Bartsch AJ, Benzel EC, Miele VJ, Morr DR, Prakash V. Boxing and mixed martial arts: preliminary traumatic neuromechanical injury risk analyses from laboratory impact dosage data. J Neurosurg 116(5):1070-80, 2012.

Bartsch A, Benzel E, Miele V, Morr D, Prakash V.Adam Bartsch, Edward Benzel, Vincent Miele, Vikas Prakash, Impact Test Comparisons of 20th and 21st Century American Football Helmets. J Neurosurg 116(1):222-33, 2012.

A complete list of Dr. Miele's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.