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John Cureton Keel, M.D.
New England Baptist Hospital Spine Center
125 Parker Hill Avenue 
Boston, MA 02120
617-754-5246 office
617-754-6344 fax 

Postdoctoral Training

                        2007-2008                                        Pain Medicine Fellowship                  

                                                                                 Massachusetts General Hospital

                                                                                 Harvard Medical School

                                                                                 Boston, MA     


                        2002-2005                                        Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency      

                                                                                 Chief Resident – 2004-2005              

                                                                                 Emory University School of Medicine

                                                                                 Atlanta, GA     


                        2001-2002                                        Transitional Internship                       

                                                                                 Emory University School of Medicine

                                                                                 Atlanta, GA


05/2001                                            M.D.

                                                         Medical College of Georgia


01/94-12/95                                      Post-baccalaureate                             

                                                         Georgia State University


 05/1992                                           B.A., Philosophy

                                                         Emory University


Current Hospital Affiliations 

2012-present                                   New England Baptist Hospital                                                                            

                                                         Boston, MA


2008-present                                   Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center                              

                                             Boston, MA


2008-present                                   Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center                                                                       

                                             Needham, MA


Current Faculty Academic Appointments

2008-present                                   Instructor                               

                                                         Harvard Medical School

Board Certification

09/2011                                            Subspecialization in Sports Medicine

09/2008                                            Subspecialization in Pain Medicine

04/2007                                            American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (non-ABMS)

06/2006                                            American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


2007                                                 Massachusetts Medical License

2003                                                 Georgia Medical License


Current Rank/Branch                     Major, USAF Reserve (currently in IRR status)                     

Professional Societies

2005-present                                    Aerospace Medical Association

2002-present                                    American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

2005-2010                                        American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

2002-2007                                        Association of Academic Physiatrists

2006-2007                                        Georgia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

2009-2010                                        International Spine Intervention Society

2005                                                 National Guard Association of the United States

2009-present                                   North American Spine Society

2003                                                 PASSOR

2005-2006                                        Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society

2005-2006                                        Wilderness Medical Society



2011                                                 Teaching Award
                                                         Arnold Pain Management Center, BIDMC
                                                         Harvard Medical School

2010                                                 Appreciation Award
                                                         Beth Israel Deaconess-Needham       

2007                                                 USAF Commendation Medal            

2005                                                 Humanitarian Service  Medal 
                                                         USAF, Air National Guard

2004                                                 Distinguished Graduate
                                                         USAF Aerospace Medicine Primary Course

Research and Teaching       

2008-present                                    Ongoing research projects involving spine, electrodiagnostics

2008-present                                    Teaching of HMS Fellows in spine surgery, pain, radiology, physiatry

2008-present                                    HMS teaching roles including spine lectures, gross anatomy


Several peer-reviewed publications, letters, book chapters, and abstracts

Clinical Practice       

  • Medical management of spine conditions, disorders and injuries
  • Medical musculoskeletal management
  • Spine fracture management
  • Spine and joint injections, all levels and types
  • Percutaneous spine augmentation (kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty)
  • Electrodiagnostics
  • Inpatient spine and rehabilitation consults