Robert C. Neely, M.D. is originally from San Francisco, California and earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He joined Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons in 2017 and is board-certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Neely specializes in adult cardiac and thoracic surgery with a special focus on adult acquired valvular heart disease, minimally invasive mitral and aortic valve operations, as well as coronary revascularization, including off-pump and hybrid approaches.

He is an active member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Texas Medical Association, and Travis County Medical Society. He has published numerous peer review research papers and chapters in the field of cardiothoracic surgery.