Paul Park, MD

Paul Park, M.D.

Neurosurgeon, Semmes-Murphey Clinic


Paul Park, MD, is a Neurosurgeon specializing in spine care. Dr. Park's clinical focus encompasses minimally invasive techniques, complex spinal reconstruction, and degenerative conditions such as spondylolisthesis, infection, spinal deformity such as scoliosis, and spinal tumors.

Dr. Park's treatment philosophy is patient-centered. Each patient is unique and requires careful evaluation to determine the best management plan. Dr. Park, although highly trained in complex spine surgery, Dr. Park's philosophy is to offer the least invasive option possible for the benefit of his patients.

Dr. Park was born in Los Angeles, CA. He then attended UCLA, where he earned a bachelor's and master's degree in biology. Dr. Park subsequently completed medical school and neurosurgical residency at the University of Michigan.

Given his interest in the spine, Dr. Park completed an enfolded fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute and a post-residency fellowship in minimally invasive spinal surgery at the Semmes-Murphey Clinic.

Before returning to Semmes Murphey Clinic, Dr. Park was a Professor of Neurosurgery as well as the Director of the Spine Program and Spine Fellowship Director at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he practiced nearly 17 years.

Dr. Park's research interests are varied, including basic research on disc degeneration and spine-related cancer as well as clinical investigations into spinal surgery techniques and outcomes. He has been the principal investigator or co-investigator of numerous clinical trials involving spinal infection, minimally invasive surgery, spinal deformity, and spinal cord injury, among others. Dr. Park has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles in addition to numerous book chapters and edited two texts on spinal surgery. Dr. Park is also a frequently invited speaker nationally and internationally at scientific meetings on spine-related topics. He is an active member of multiple neurosurgical and spinal societies serving on numerous committees. Dr. Park serves or has served on the editorial boards of various neurosurgical and spine journals.

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