Neill M. Wright, MD
Medical Director

Neill M. Wright, MD
Medical Director


- Studied Neurobiology at the University of California, Berkeley

Medical School:
- University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

- Neurological Surgery at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital

Neill M. Wright, MD
Medical Director

Practice Locations

12855 North Forty Dr
North Tower, Suite 125
St. Louis, MO 63141-8635

About Dr. Wright

Neill M. Wright, M.D., is a board-certified Neurosurgeon, fellowship trained in complex spinal Neurosurgery. After his undergraduate degree in Neurobiology at the University of California, Berkeley, he obtained his medical degree at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He completed his residency training in Neurological Surgery at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in complex spinal Neurosurgery at both UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles before returning to St. Louis in 2001 and joining the faculty at Washington University. Over the next two decades, he achieved the rank of professor and was the director of the Spine Fellowship, before leaving in 2020 to dedicate himself to the treatment of patients with cervical spine disorders in a more personalized setting. Currently, he holds a leadership role in the national cervical spine organization (Cervical Spine Research Society).

Dr. Wright focuses his practice and is passionate about helping people with cervical spine disorders. He has performed over 2,500 cervical spine surgeries in his career. As part of Neurosurgery of St. Louis, he is reinventing how cervical spine disorders are evaluated and treated in the St. Louis region, with an emphasis on access to care, empathy, and expertise. His practice also includes the treatment of craniocervical/craniovertebral junction disorders, atlantoaxial instability, cervical spondylosis, cervical disc herniations, cervical myelopathy, cervical radiculopathy, cervical spondylolithesis, cervical stenosis, cervical deformity, as well as tumors of the spinal cord and spine.

He has the largest series of cervical artificial disc surgeries (cervical arthroplasty) during his time at Washington University and continues to perform arthroplasty and other leading-edge techniques. Dr. Wright is the developer of the C2 laminar fixation technique, now popular worldwide for the treatment of atlantoaxial instability. He has several patents related to cervical spine devices and treatments.

Dr. Wright has been happily married for more than 20 years and has three wonderful daughters, two dogs, and a cat. He has returned to the St. Louis area after his non-compete has expired and is grateful to the St. Louis region patients who followed him to Quincy during his time away. Outside of work and family life he enjoys traveling and golf.

Dr. Wright is now accepting new patients. Schedule your appointment today.

Attentive and Caring
Dr. Wright is a very rare Doctor. He listens to his patients and more importantly he actually cares. I will seeing him for the rest of my life.
Committed and Skillful
If you want your surgery done RIGHT, then look no further than Dr. Wright. He did an amazing job on my lower back fusion surgery which included decompression and discectomy. He should be over 5 stars. I saw him at Washington University in 2017 for my neck. I’m going to get my life back. I will refer anyone who needs cervical or back surgery to go see him!
Comforting and Generous
Dr. Wright and his staff are amazing. I had cervical spine surgery with him and I cannot explain the comfort they provided throughout the entire process. If you’re looking for a great surgeon look no further! My recovery has been phenomenal and the pain was next to none! I highly advise making the trip to see him!
Thorough and Attentive
He took his time explaining everything and made me feel like I was FINALLY being heard.
Current Patient