Mary Neal is an orthopaedic surgeon. She studied at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, completed her orthopaedic residency at the University of Southern California and is fellowship trained as a spinal surgeon. She is the former Director of Spine Surgery at the University of Southern California and is a founding partner of Orthopedic Associates of Jackson Hole. Her after-life experience featured on national media in America. She has served as a church elder, on several non-profit organisation boards, and created the Willie Neal Environmental Awareness Fund. Dr Neal lives with her family in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.