Vincent J. Miele, MDClinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
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.
His 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 is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia and has established clinics in Lower Burrell, Beaver Falls, Greenville, Monroeville and Wexford in Pennsylvania, and Wheeling in West Virginia.
Dr. Miele's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.
Specialized Areas of Interest
Spinal disorders; spine tumors; revision spinal surgery, adult deformity/scoliosis surgery, sports-related head and spine injures; peripheral nerve disorders.
Community Clinic Sites:
3000 Stonewood Drive
Wexford, PA 15090
10 Medical Park
Professional Center I
Wheeling WV, 26003
Greenville Medical Center
90 Shenango Street
Greenville, PA 16125
600 Oxford Drive
Monroeville, PA 15146
1600 Wildlife Lodge Road
Lower Burrell, PA 15068
2674 Darlington Road
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
American Board of Neurological Surgery
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