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Orthopedic & Neurologic Surgery of the Spine
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Military Service

Dr. Peelle served honorably as a United States Air Force Officer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Peelle treated thousands of active duty personnel, their families, and retirees for orthopedic and spinal conditions.

During that time, Dr. Peelle performed hundreds of spinal surgeries including cutting-edge procedures such as cervical disc arthroplasty. The unique needs of active duty personnel allowed Dr. Peelle to be an early adopter of cervical disc arthroplasty technology. He was an instructor for the Synthes ProDisc Total Disc Replacement and taught dozens of surgeons around the country the proper indications and surgical technique of this device.

Dr. Peelle was deployed overseas for 6 months to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan where he treated hundreds of traumatic injuries to U.S. soldiers that incurred as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. He received numerous medals for his service, including the Meritorious Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, and National Defense Service Medal.

Dr. Peelle feels privileged to have served his country and thanks the men and women of the United States military for their dedication and sacrifices for our nation’s freedom. He welcomes military members and their families to his office for evaluation and treatment of all spine conditions.

Military Awards and Decorations

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
  • Air Force Longevity Service
  • Air Force Training Ribbon
  • NATO medal
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