Jeffrey D. McNeil, M.D., F.A.C.S., grew up in the Houston suburb of Cypress, Texas. He attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas for his undergraduate education and earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). Dr. McNeil received an Air Force Health Professions Scholarship for medical school and then completed his general surgery residency on active duty with the Air Force at UTHSCSA before moving to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Wake Forest University and North Carolina Baptist Medical Center. In 2004, he traveled back to Texas to begin his military practice at San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC). During his military career, Dr. McNeil deployed twice to Iraq and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Cluster for his service and outstanding achievements. He served as chief for the division of cardiothoracic surgery at SAMMC from 2014-2016 prior to joining Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons in July 2016. Dr. McNeil retired from the U.S. Air Force after twenty years of service.

Dr. McNeil is board-certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and specializes in adult cardiac and thoracic surgery. His cardiac surgery interests include aortic valve and aortic root surgery, all-arterial myocardial revascularization, mitral valve repair surgery, and minimally invasive trans-catheter valve replacement surgery. For thoracic surgery, his interests include utilizing less-invasive techniques such as video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for treatment of thoracic malignancies and he performs VATS lobectomy as a treatment for early-stage lung cancer.

Dr. McNeil is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society, Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons, Alpha Omega Alpha and was recently selected as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. McNeil has received numerous research and teaching awards as well as published multiple papers and textbook chapters in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. While working in San Antonio, he was a clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and is frequently invited to speak at medical conferences throughout the United States.