Board Member Spotlight

Paul Park, MD

Director of Spinal Surgery,
Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery,
University of Michigan

Paul Park, MD, is the Director of Spinal Surgery and Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Michigan. 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 co-edited two textbooks as well as multiple book chapters and editorials on spine related topics. In addition, Dr. Park regularly presents at national and international meetings.