Orthopaedic surgeon joins WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital and Reynolds Memorial Hospital

Orthopaedic surgeon Michael Scheel, MD, has joined WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital and Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

Previously with Advanced Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation in Washington, PA, Dr. Scheel is a graduate of Penn State and earned his medical degree at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was completed at WVU. After graduation, Scheel served 3 ½ years in the Air Force and spent six months of his tour in Iraq treating wounded soldiers.
He will be performing surgeries at Wheeling Hospital’s Ambulatory Surgery Center in Bridgeport and Reynolds Memorial Hospital.
His specialties include:
• Total hip replacement
• Total knee replacement
• Minimally invasive anterior supine total hip
• Minimally invasive partial knee
• Revision procedures for failed replacements
Scheel, who’s been a surgeon for 20 years, said, “I got into medicine to take care of people. That’s why we’re here and I put that above all else. I’m someone patients can trust. Someone who’s going to tell them the facts. I’m not always going to sugar coat it, but I’m going to tell them where they stand and give them my honest opinion.
“And I have the skill set to be able to help them out.”
Of his service in Iraq, Scheel said, “It’s an experience that helped shape me in the sense of compassion for all, and I wouldn’t trade it.” While he was there, Scheel helped start a community outreach program to treat local townspeople.
Douglass Harrison, President and CEO of Wheeling Hospital and Reynolds Memorial Hospital, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Scheel to WVU Medicine, serving both Wheeling Hospital and Reynolds Memorial Hospital. Dr. Scheel brings a level of expertise that will certainly compliment the orthopaedic care here in the Valley. His patient engagement and his outcomes are outstanding and we look forward to partnering with him.”
Scheel is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and board certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
He begins seeing patients April 1. To make an appointment, call 740-232-6104 or 304-221-4520.