Michael Neely

Michael Neely

Dr. Neely is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and a Clinical Scholar at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, CA. He is a board-certified pediatric infectious diseases physician with an active clinical practice at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA). His research interests are in pediatric clinical pharmacometrics, including population pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modeling, pharmacogenomics, simulation, and most importantly, use of models to optimize therapy for individual patients. He is currently the Director of the Laboratory of Applied Pharmacokinetics and Bioinformatics at the CHLA Saban Research Institute. LAPKB is a multidisciplinary team of physicians, mathematicians, statisticians, engineers, and information technologists, who are leading experts in non-parametric population modeling and multiple-model Bayesian adaptive control of therapeutic drug regimens in individual patients. LAPKB maintains the freely available Pmetrics pharmacometric package for R, and the BestDose software for individualized dosing. LAPKB has numerous local, national and international collaborators. Dr. Neely has a Master’s of Science Degree in Clinical and Biomedical Investigations at USC, is a Fellow and Regent in the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, and he consults on the United States Food and Drug Administration Anti-infective Drug Advisory Committee. He is currently the principle investigator on two NIH-sponsored clinical projects involving the developmental aspects of voriconazole pharmacokinetics, as well as creating software tools to optimally dose voriconazole, vancomycin, and other therapeutic drugs. He mentors numerous trainees and visiting scholars, is an invited speaker worldwide, and is the author of over 80 peer-reviewed papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Scholar, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Director, Laboratory of Applied Pharmacokinetics and Bioinformatics, Children's Hospital Los Angeles Saban Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA