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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Paul Anderson is a nationally recognized expert in spinal trauma and complex cervical spine disorders. His research specialities include spinal fixation implants and the development of an artificial cervical disc.


Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Spine Medicine

UW Health Clinics

Research Park Clinic
(608) 265-3207 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

Languages Spoken

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

UW School of Medicine and Public Health


Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship Case Western Reserve, OH
Residency Wayne State University Affiliated Hospitals, Detroit, MI
Internship Wayne State University Affiliated Hospitals, Detroit, MI
Medical School Wayne State University, Detroit, 1979


Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

Best Doctors® in America 2011


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

Programs & Conditions

PubMed Articles
Anderson PA Hart RA . Adverse events recording and reporting in clinical trials of cervical total disk replacement. Instr Course Lect. 2014;63:287-96
[PubMed ID: 24720314]
Ghobrial GM Anderson PA Chitale R Campbell PG Lobel DA Harrop J . Simulated spinal cerebrospinal fluid leak repair: an educational model with didactic and technical components. Neurosurgery. 2013 Oct;73 Suppl 1:111-5
[PubMed ID: 24051873]
Cobian DG Daehn NS Anderson PA Heiderscheit BC . Active cervical and lumbar range of motion during performance of activities of daily living in healthy young adults. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Sep 15;38(20):1754-63
[PubMed ID: 23823575]
Dafford EE Anderson PA . Comparison of dural repair techniques. Spine J. 2013 Aug 22;
[PubMed ID: 23973097]
Riordan AM Rangarajan R Balts JW Hsu WK Anderson PA . Reliability of the rabbit postero-lateral spinal fusion model: A meta-analysis. J Orthop Res. 2013 Aug;31(8):1261-9
[PubMed ID: 23606443]
Anderson PA Froyshteter AB Tontz WL Jr . Meta-analysis of vertebral augmentation compared with conservative treatment for osteoporotic spinal fractures. J Bone Miner Res. 2013 Feb;28(2):372-82
[PubMed ID: 22991246]
Egan KR Muchow RD Peppler WW Anderson PA . Theoretical breast cancer induction risk from thoracic spine CT in female pediatric trauma patients. Pediatrics. 2012 Dec;130(6):e1614-20
[PubMed ID: 23184109]
Anderson PA Sasso RC Hipp J Norvell DC Raich A Hashimoto R . Kinematics of the cervical adjacent segments after disc arthroplasty compared with anterior discectomy and fusion: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Oct 15;37(22 Suppl):S85-95
[PubMed ID: 22885834]
Sheehy AM Benca J Glinberg SL Li Z Nautiyal A Anderson PA Squire MW Coursin DB . Preoperative "NPO" as an opportunity for diabetes screening. J Hosp Med. 2012 Oct;7(8):611-6
[PubMed ID: 22887757]
Faulkner ND Finn MA Anderson PA . Hydrostatic comparison of nonpenetrating titanium clips versus conventional suture for repair of spinal durotomies. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Apr 20;37(9):E535-9
[PubMed ID: 22322376]
Anderson PA Hashimoto R . Total disc replacement in the cervical spine: a systematic review evaluating long-term safety. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2012 Feb;3(S1):9-18
[PubMed ID: 23236309]
Muchow RD Egan KR Peppler WW Anderson PA . Theoretical increase of thyroid cancer induction from cervical spine multidetector computed tomography in pediatric trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Feb;72(2):403-9
[PubMed ID: 22327982]
Jones TM Anderson PA Noonan KJ . Pediatric cervical spine trauma. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2011 Oct;19(10):600-11
[PubMed ID: 21980025]
Au AG Aiyangar AK Anderson PA Ploeg HL . A new bone surrogate model for testing interbody device subsidence. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Jul 15;36(16):1289-96
[PubMed ID: 21311401]
Schreiber JJ Anderson PA Rosas HG Buchholz AL Au AG . Hounsfield units for assessing bone mineral density and strength: a tool for osteoporosis management. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Jun 1;93(11):1057-63
[PubMed ID: 21655899]
Muchow RD Hsu WK Anderson PA . Histopathologic inflammatory response induced by recombinant bone morphogenetic protein-2 causing radiculopathy after transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. Spine J. 2010 Sep;10(9):e1-6
[PubMed ID: 20797648]
Anderson PA Dettori JR Hermsmeyer JT . Does lumbar decompression in overweight patients assist in postoperative weight loss? Evid Based Spine Care J. 2010 Aug;1(2):34-8
[PubMed ID: 23637665]
Anderson PA Gugala Z Lindsey RW Schoenfeld AJ Harris MB . Clearing the cervical spine in the blunt trauma patient. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2010 Mar;18(3):149-59
[PubMed ID: 20190105]
Anderson PA . Tubular discectomy resulted in greater leg and back pain and a lower rate of recovery than conventional microdiscectomy for sciatica. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Feb;92(2):475
[PubMed ID: 20124079]
Sansone JM del Rio AM Anderson PA . The prevalence of and specific risk factors for venous thromboembolic disease following elective spine surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Feb;92(2):304-13
[PubMed ID: 20124056]