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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 specialties 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)

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

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


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
McAnany SJ Kim JS C Overley S Baird EO Anderson PA Qureshi SA . A metaanalysis of cervical foraminotomy: open versus minimally-invasive techniques. Spine J. 2015 Jan 24;
[PubMed ID: 25623079]
Anderson PA . Long-term results still favor nonoperative treatment of stable thoracolumbar burst fractures: commentary on an article by Kirkham B. Wood, MD, et al.: "Operative compared with nonoperative treatment of a thoracolumbar burst fracture without neurological deficit. A prospective randomized study with follow-up at sixteen to twenty-two years". J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Jan 7;97(1):e4
[PubMed ID: 25568402]
Daniels AH Ames CP Garfin SR Shaffrey CI Riew KD Smith JS Anderson PA Hart RA . Spine surgery training: is it time to consider categorical spine surgery residency? Spine J. 2014 Nov 6;
[PubMed ID: 25442094]
Kelly MP Savage JW Bentzen SM Hsu WK Ellison SA Anderson PA . Cancer risk from bone morphogenetic protein exposure in spinal arthrodesis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Sep 3;96(17):1417-22
[PubMed ID: 25187579]
Tsai TL Nelson BC Anderson PA Zdeblick TA Li WJ . Intervertebral disc and stem cells cocultured in biomimetic extracellular matrix stimulated by cyclic compression in perfusion bioreactor. Spine J. 2014 Sep 1;14(9):2127-40
[PubMed ID: 24882152]
O╩╝Donnell CM Child ZA Nguyen Q Anderson PA Lee MJ . Vertebral artery anomalies at the craniovertebral junction in the US population. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Aug 15;39(18):E1053-7
[PubMed ID: 24979141]
Moore TA Bransford RJ France JC Anderson J Steinmetz MP Lubelski D Anderson PA . Low lumbar fractures: does thoracolumbar injury classification and severity score work? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Aug 1;39(17):E1021-5
[PubMed ID: 24859587]
Bridwell KH Anderson PA Boden SD Kim HJ Vaccaro AR Wang JC . What's New in Spine Surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Jun 18;96(12):1048-1054
[PubMed ID: 24951742]
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]
Anderson PA Arnold PM Heary RF . Introduction: Lumbar trauma. Neurosurg Focus. 2014;37(1):Introduction
[PubMed ID: 24981909]
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]