Orange Park Medical Center is pleased to announce orthopedic surgeons William E. Neway, III, DO, and Emily M. Keener, DO, have joined the medical staff at Orange Park Medical Center. This represents the first in a series of steps to bring the renowned Hughston Clinic and specialized orthopedic surgeons to Jacksonville with their main hub in Clay County. Dr. Neway will provide a broad range of orthopedic care on an appointment and elective surgical basis, with a focus on minimally-invasive spine surgery. Dr. Keener will be an integral member of Orange Park Medical Center’s trauma services, addressing orthopedic-related trauma and injuries. The Hughston Clinic will be fully operational with a complement of orthopedic surgeons in Clay County by the end of the year.
“Orange Park is well positioned to be the regional leader in orthopedic care. We are growing at a fast rate with care provided to 830 orthopedic patients the last year alone,” said Chad Patrick, CEO of Orange Park Medical Center. “Partnering with the Hughston Clinic to bring their expertise and reputation to Northeast Florida means that area residents will have access to nationally renowned physicians, right here in their backyard.”
Dr. Neway specializes in the treatment of complex spine problems. He attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine then trained in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. As a resident, Dr. Neway developed an interest in minimally-invasive spine surgery and assisted in the first surgeries of this type performed at the University. After finishing his residency, he went on to complete a combined Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship at Yale University. Before joining Hughston Clinic, Dr. Neway served on the faculty of the University of Alabama-Birmingham, a Level I trauma center, as assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Neway continues to teach minimally-invasive techniques and stays involved in new product development and clinical trial research. His main area of interest is in applying minimally invasive surgery to more complex spinal problems that have traditionally been treatable only with a more invasive, open surgical procedure. Dr. Neway also specializes in degenerative spine disease, spine tumors, deformity correction, and disc pain.
Dr. Keener is an Orthopedic Traumatologist. Dr. Keener attended the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She completed her Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Before joining Hughston Clinic, Dr. Keener served on the faculty of the University of Alabama-Birmingham, a Level I trauma facility, as assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Keener continues to teach and is active in clinical trial research. She specializes in the surgical treatment of complex fractures.