Paul Park, MD

Paul Park, M.D.

Director, Neurosurgery Spine Program
Professor, Neurological Surgery
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery


Paul Park, MD, is the Director of Spinal Surgery. He was born in Los Angeles, CA and attended UCLA for college where he earned bachelor and master's degrees in biology. He subsequently obtained a MD degree from the University of Michigan and completed a neurosurgical residency at the University of Michigan. Given his interest in the spine, Dr. Park also completed an enfolded fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute as well as a post-residency fellowship in minimally invasive spinal surgery at the Semmes-Murphy Clinic.

Dr. Park’s clinical focus is varied and includes minimally invasive surgery as well as complex spinal reconstruction for deformity, oncology, and trauma. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Park is an active investigator in laboratory and clinical research including involvement in many multi-center clinical trials studying spinal cord injury, minimally invasive surgery, spinal fusion, spinal deformity, infection, among others. He has authored numerous peer reviewed publications and book chapters on spine related topics. In addition, Dr. Park regularly presents at national and international meetings.

Dr. Park is an active member of multiple neurosurgical and spine societies including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve, Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, North American Spine Society, Scoliosis Research Society, International Spine Study Group. Within these societies, he has served on a number of committees including evidence based guidelines, education, outcomes, among others. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Neurosurgery, Operative Neurosurgery and the advisory editorial board of the The Spine Journal

Clinical Interests

Surgical treatment of degenerative spinal disorders, spinal trauma, spinal deformity, complex revision surgery, and spinal tumors.


Medical School

The University of Michigan, 1998


Neurosurgery, The University of Michigan, 2005


Spine Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic and Semmes-Murphey Clinic (University of Tennessee)

Board Certification

Neurological Surgery