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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.


Orthopedic Surgery

Spine Medicine

UW Health Clinics

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

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Orthopedics

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


Madison Magazine Top Docs 2016

Best Doctors® in America 2015

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

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
Rampersaud YR Anderson PA Dimar JR 2nd Fisher CG . Spinal Adverse Events Severity System, version 2 (SAVES-V2): inter- and intraobserver reliability assessment. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Aug;25(2):256-63
[PubMed ID: 27058499]
Daniels AH Kawaguchi S Contag AG Rastegar F Waagmeester G Anderson PA Arthur M Hart RA . Hospital charges associated with "never events": comparison of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, posterior lumbar interbody fusion, and lumbar laminectomy to total joint arthroplasty. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Aug;25(2):165-9
[PubMed ID: 26989978]
Goodman SB Mihalko WM Anderson PA Sale K Bozic KJ . Introduction of New Technologies in Orthopaedic Surgery. JBJS Rev. 2016 May 24;4(5)
[PubMed ID: 27490218]
Kelly MP Vaughn OL Anderson PA . Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 in Localized Alveolar Ridge and Maxillary Sinus Augmentation. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 May;74(5):928-39
[PubMed ID: 26707429]
McAnany SJ Baird EO Qureshi SA Hecht AC Heller JG Anderson PA . Posterolateral Fusion Versus Interbody Fusion for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Apr 19;
[PubMed ID: 27105465]
Mikula AL Williams SK Anderson PA . The use of intraoperative triggered electromyography to detect misplaced pedicle screws: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Apr;24(4):624-38
[PubMed ID: 26654343]
Ehlers AP Khor S Shonnard N Oskouian RJ Jr Sethi RK Cizik AM Lee MJ Bederman S Anderson PA Dellinger EP Flum DR . Intra-Wound Antibiotics and Infection in Spine Fusion Surgery: A Report from Washington State's SCOAP-CERTAIN Collaborative. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2016 Apr;17(2):179-86
[PubMed ID: 26835891]
Bernatz JT Tueting JL Hetzel S Anderson PA . What Are the 30-day Readmission Rates Across Orthopaedic Subspecialties? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Mar;474(3):838-47
[PubMed ID: 26502106]
McAnany SJ Overley SC Kim JS Baird EO Qureshi SA Anderson PA . Open Versus Minimally Invasive Fixation Techniques for Thoracolumbar Trauma: A Meta-Analysis. Global Spine J. 2016 Mar;6(2):186-94
[PubMed ID: 26933621]
Jee YM Bak JS Weinlander E Anderson PA . Comparing Nonrandomized Observational Studies With Randomized Controlled Trials in Cervical Disc Arthroplasty: A Meta-analysis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Mar;41(5):419-28
[PubMed ID: 26679870]
Anderson PA Giori NJ Lavernia CJ Villa JM Greenwald AS . Update on Biomaterials. Instr Course Lect. 2016;65:449-65
[PubMed ID: 27049211]
Hiratzka J Rastegar F Contag AG Norvell DC Anderson PA Hart RA . Adverse Event Recording and Reporting in Clinical Trials Comparing Lumbar Disk Replacement with Lumbar Fusion: A Systematic Review. Global Spine J. 2015 Dec;5(6):486-95
[PubMed ID: 26682099]
Skovrlj B Koehler SM Anderson PA Qureshi SA Hecht AC Iatridis JC Cho SK . Association Between BMP-2 and Carcinogenicity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Dec;40(23):1862-71
[PubMed ID: 26274524]
Kelly MP Anderson PA Sasso RC Riew KD . Preoperative opioid strength may not affect outcomes of anterior cervical procedures: a post hoc analysis of 2 prospective, randomized trials. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Oct;23(4):484-9
[PubMed ID: 26140401]
Bernatz JT Anderson PA . Thirty-day readmission rates in spine surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Oct;39(4):E7
[PubMed ID: 26424347]
Savage JW Kelly MP Ellison SA Anderson PA . A population-based review of bone morphogenetic protein: associated complication and reoperation rates after lumbar spinal fusion. Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Oct;39(4):E13
[PubMed ID: 26424337]
Arnold PM Anderson PA Heary RF . Introduction: Complications of lumbar spine surgery. Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Oct;39(4):E1
[PubMed ID: 26424333]
Savage JW Moore TA Arnold PM Thakur N Hsu WK Patel AA McCarthy K Schroeder GD Vaccaro AR Dimar JR Anderson PA . The Reliability and Validity of the Thoracolumbar Injury Classification System in Pediatric Spine Trauma. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Sep 15;40(18):E1014-8
[PubMed ID: 26426715]
Schreiber JJ Gausden EB Anderson PA Carlson MG Weiland AJ . Opportunistic Osteoporosis Screening - Gleaning Additional Information from Diagnostic Wrist CT Scans. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Jul 1;97(13):1095-100
[PubMed ID: 26135076]
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. 2015 Jul 1;15(7):1513-8
[PubMed ID: 25442094]