About the Physicians and Staff
John Neal, MD
Dr. John Neal graduated from Yale College with a degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and earned his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his neurosurgery residency training at the University of Southern California/ Los Angeles County Medical Center, where he was trained in stereotactic neurosurgery by Dr. Michael L.J. Apuzzo, an international authority in the field.
Dr. Neal served as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Acting Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of California, Irvine, prior to joining the Marshfield Clinic in 1995. Since coming to Marshfield, Dr. Neal has been instrumental in the development of several important functional/stereotactic programs including the Gamma Knife Radiosurgery program, the Movement disorder surgery program (deep brain stimulation) and the epilepsy surgery program.
Dr. Neal has also served as chair of the Department of Neurosurgery and he now prefers to concentrate on his practice of clinical neurosurgery.
Benjamin Lawler, MD
Benjamin Lawler, MD, joined the Marshfield Clinic in 2002. He is a neurologist also on staff at Saint Joseph’s Hospital. Prior to joining the Marshfield Clinic, Dr. Lawler was an attending neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at the Harvard Medical School.
He received his clinical experience and did his fellowship in neurology/oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.
He attended the Harvard University School of Public Health in Boston, MA. He did his internship in internal medicine, and his residency in neurology, both at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. His MD degree was received from the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
Warren Olds, MD
Warren Olds, MD, is a Marshfield Clinic radiation oncologist on staff at Saint Joseph’s Hospital. He came to Marshfield from Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., where he served as director of the radiation oncology residency program. While at Bowman Gray, he also served as assistant professor, and instructor of radiology.
Dr. Olds received his medical degree, his fellowship in primary care medicine and his residency in radiation oncology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville. He did his internship in OB/GYN at West Virginia University. He also has done fellowship research for the National Cancer Society.