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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

Artificial Disc

Cervical and Lumbar Decompression

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Spinal Fusion

Spinal Tumors

Spine Trauma


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

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial

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 University, Cleveland, OH
Residency Wayne State University Affiliated Hospitals, Detroit, MI
Internship Wayne State University Affiliated Hospitals, Detroit, MI

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Hendrickson NR Pickhardt PJ Del Rio AM Rosas HG Anderson PA Bone Mineral Density T-Scores Derived from CT Attenuation Numbers (Hounsfield Units): Clinical Utility and Correlation with Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry. Iowa Orthop J . 2018;38:25-31
[PubMed ID: 30104921]
Heary RF Anderson PA Arnold PM Introduction. Spondylolisthesis. Neurosurg Focus . 2018 Jan;44(1):E1
[PubMed ID: 29290129]
Bernatz JT Safdar N Hetzel S Anderson PA Antibiotic Overuse is a Major Risk Factor for Clostridium difficile Infection in Surgical Patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol . 2017 Oct;38(10):1254-1257
[PubMed ID: 28756789]
Lee SJ Anderson PA Pickhardt PJ Predicting Future Hip Fractures on Routine Abdominal CT Using Opportunistic Osteoporosis Screening Measures: A Matched Case-Control Study. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2017 Aug;209(2):395-402
[PubMed ID: 28570093]
Anderson PA Nassr A Currier BL Sebastian AS Arnold PM Fehlings MG Mroz TE Riew KD Evaluation of Adverse Events in Total Disc Replacement: A Meta-Analysis of FDA Summary of Safety and Effectiveness Data. Global Spine J . 2017 Apr;7(1 Suppl):76S-83S
[PubMed ID: 28451497]
Anderson PA Clinical Applications of 3D Printing. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) . 2017 Apr 1;42 Suppl 7:S30-S31
[PubMed ID: 28296708]
Anderson PA Introduction of New Technologies in Orthopedic Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) . 2017 Apr 1;42 Suppl 7:S6-S7
[PubMed ID: 28296690]
Anderson PA Bernatz J Safdar N Clostridium difficile Infection: An Orthopaedic Surgeon's Guide to Epidemiology, Management, and Prevention. J Am Acad Orthop Surg . 2017 Mar;25(3):214-223
[PubMed ID: 28134674]
Anderson PA Savage JW Vaccaro AR Radcliff K Arnold PM Lawrence BD Shamji MF Prevention of Surgical Site Infection in Spine Surgery. Neurosurgery . 2017 Mar 1;80(3S):S114-S123
[PubMed ID: 28350942]
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 Dec 1;41(23):E1408-E1414
[PubMed ID: 27105465]
Rampersaud YR Anderson PA Dimar JR 2nd Fisher CG Spine Trauma Study Group and Degenerative Spine Study Group. 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]
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]