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Meet Amanda Neal, PA-C

Scottsdale Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist

Medical and Surgical Care for ENT Patients of Scottsdale, AZ

Amanda Neal, PA-C, has been a certified Physician Assistant since 2011. She graduated from Long Island University in Physician Assistant studies. For the next seven years, she worked in outpatient pediatrics and family medicine in Arizona. During a two-year residency in Pittsburgh, PA, she worked in general and thoracic pediatric surgery at the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh; and has now made her way back to Arizona to specialize in Otolaryngology!

Amanda feels blessed with the privilege of having a career that brings her daily joy and fulfillment through helping others. If she could choose to have two careers, she would also enjoy working in the music industry as a vocal performer. She actively sings at events and family weddings… she also sings to entertain her two small children.

When she’s not working (or singing) she loves to spend her time with her family, running in charity events, and scrapbooking.

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The mission of the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABO) is to assure the public that, via its process of certification and lifelong maintenance of certification, its diplomates have met the ABO professional standards of training and knowledge in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery.


  • Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science - Biology/Minor in Chemistry. Grand Canyon University (1990)
  • Graduate: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (1997)
  • Internship: Freeman Hospital & Health System General Surgery (1998)
  • Residency: Otorhinolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery - Freeman Hospital & Health System (2002).
    Completed over 3500 surgical cases upon residency graduation, including otologic, neurotologic, head & neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery, skull base, pediatric and facial plastic surgeries.
  • Fellowship: Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery (2002-2003)
    Program Director: Dr. Michael Paparella and Dr. Hamed Sajjadi Associations with University of MN, Minneapolis, Fairview Riverside Hospital, Abbott Hospital, Children's and Mercy Hospital. Extensive exposure in all facets of otology/neurotology including chronic ear disease, stapedectomy, cochlear implantation, tympanoplasty, endolymphatic sac surgery, acoustic neuroma, tumors of the skull base, facial nerve disorders and vestibular surgery and rehabilitation.

Honors, Awards, Societies

  • High School Park PI award for academic excellence
  • Academic Scholarship to Grand Canyon University
  • ALPHA KAPPA EPSILON (Premedical Society)
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude at Grand Canyon University
  • Member of American Osteopathic Association
  • Member of Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians
  • Member of American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgeons
  • Member of Academy of Osteopathic Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgeons
  • Recipient of Freeman Hospital Distinguished Service Award January 1998

Research, Presentation, Publications

  • Taylor, Ma., .Mann, K., Piette, S., Boston, M., Priddy, B., Stewart, J., Meier, P., 1988 "Cyclic GMP Levels During Oogensesis in Maturation of Xenopus Laevis Oocytes." Journal of Arizona - Nevada Academy of Science, 23, 29.
  • Taylor, Ma., Boston, M., Meier, P., Stewart, J., Jai, J., Johnson, B., Piette, S.,Mann, K., Franklin, G., Priddy, B., 1988 'Localization of Newly Synthesized Protein in Xenopus Laevis Oocytes. Journal of Arizona - Nevada Academy of Science, 23,30.
  • "Three Dimensional Image Directed, Frameless, Stereotaxic Assisted Neurosurgery in the Management of Cranial Base Neoplasms." TM Wascher, BC Fitzpatrick, JS Stewart, RF Spetzler. Presented at the American College of Surgeons. 1992 Clinical Congress; New Orleans, LA. October 14, 1992.
  • "Use of a Frame less Stereotaxic Navigational Device During Resection of Skull Base Lesions."TM Wascher, BC Fitzpatrick, JS Stewart, RF Spetzler. Presented at Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C., November 2, 1992.
  • "Use of a Frameless Stereotaxic Navightional Device During Resection of Skull Base Lesions."TM Wascher, BC Fitzpatrick, JS Stewart, RF Spetzler. Accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society. Scottsdale, AZ. February 12- 14, 1993.
  • BC Fitzpatrick, TM Wascher, JS Stewart, RF Spetzler. "The Role ofFrameless lntraoperative Navigational Devices During Resection of Skull Base Tumors."(ln preparation)
  • Patrick, Ph.D., JS Stewart, "Seizure Threshold in Lead Treated Animals."(In preparation)
  • JS Stewart, D.O., L.D Mcintire, D.O.;"Acute Facial Nerve Paralysis: An Algorithm Approach." (Submitted for publication in the Resident's Journal of The Academy Of Osteopathic Otolaryngologists and Ophthamologists)
  • JS Stewart, D.O., K.D Mcintire, D.O.; "Metastatic Patterns of Laryngeal Carcinoma" (Submitted for publication in the Resident's Journal of The Academy Of Osteopathic Otolaryngologists and Ophthamologists)

The Patient Experience...

Great doctor and staff! The staff is excellent so nice to me and helpful and Dr. Stewart is very good. He spent time with me and [he's] very detailed. He didn't just rush me out of the office.

Been to multiple ENT doctors in the area and none of them were as thorough as Dr. Stewart. He walked me through my scan, showed me the inside of my nose and most importantly gave me some real solutions! Highly recommend.

Great Experience! We were seen immediately though we had never been before. The nurses were so helpful and Dr. Stewart was quick and funny. I am so thankful!

Five Stars! Big thank you and very grateful to Dr. Stewart and his staff who promptly treated me.

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