Falcons News · 2017 Hall of Honor Inductee: Dr. Gerry Schell


PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE 2017 HALL OF HONOR DINNER AND INDUCTION CEREMONY. 

WED., NOVEMBER 29TH, 2017, 6PM AT THE FOREST TOWNSHIP HALL. 

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Gerry Schell
LakeVille Alumnus, Neurosurgeon, Doctor, Professor

Gerry Schell graduated from LakeVille in 1972. After graduating he attended Olivet College for his pre-med courses before graduating with his bachelor’s degree in 1976. Schell studied at the University of Northeast School of Medicine for his medical education and gained his MD from Michigan State University. He did his internship at McLaren General Hospital during 1981 before completing his residency in neurosurgery at Syracuse University New York Health Science Center during 1982-87.

Dr. Schell is a globally known, highly regarded neurosurgeon. In 2012, Dr. Schell performed an innovative anterior interbody spinal fusion procedure on national television during an international conference in Mexico. Dr. Schell also performed the first artificial lumbar disc surgery in the state of Michigan. Moreover, Dr. Schell plays a leading international role in the experimental development of single-level and two-level artificial discs for cervical disk problems. He is a leader in employing leading edge technologies to access and repair spinal structures while minimizing the damage to surrounding tissues.  He regularly teaches other neurosurgeons advanced, highly specialized spinal techniques. Dr. Schell remains involved with numerous other collaborative scientific endeavors to help advance neurosurgery.

Affiliated with almost a dozen hospitals in Michigan and several others across North America, Dr. Schell has had research published in several noteworthy journals and publications and he is also a distinguished public speaker and educator. In 2013, Dr. Schell gave a presentation at Michigan State Medical Society in advance minimally invasive techniques.

Dr. Schell has several academic appointments: he is an Associate Clinical Professor with Michigan State University, an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Osteopathic Medicine & Health Science-College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, a Chief of Staff at St. Mary’s of Michigan Medical Center and he is the Medical Director for Amendia.

Dr. Schell retains membership in several societies, including the Michigan State Medical Society, Saginaw County Medical Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Schell is a member of the American Associations of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Joint Section on Tumors of the AANS/CNS, Joint Section of Disorders of the Spine & Peripheral Nerves of the AANS/CNS, Joint Section on Pediatrics of the AANS/CNS and the American Spine Injury Association.

Dr. Schell has received several distinguished honors and awards: including The George W. Perkins III, Scholar in Neuroscience, Sixma X: The Scientific Research Society, President of Aldelphia Alpha PI Society of Michigan, and the St. Vincent Award: St. Mary’s of Michigan honors.

Dr. Schell is a member of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and the Diplomat of National Board of Medical Examiners and retains his Michigan State Medical License. Over the course of more than three decades Dr. Schell has dedicated his life the medical sciences, neurology and neurosurgery. He has attended many workshops, conferences, undergone additional post-graduate training (such as Cyberknife Training) and has changed many lives during his years as a doctor as he continues to educator the doctors of tomorrow as a professor.