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Dr. Paul C. McAfee, MD, MBA

Orthopedist | Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

4/5(59)
7505 Osler Dr Suite 104 Towson MD, 21204
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4/5

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Paul C. McAfee, MD, MBA, is a top spine surgeon who lends his skills and expertise to serve patients as Director of the Scoliosis and Spine Center at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Established in 1991 by Dr. McAfee, the Center specializes in treating spine problems, such as spinal stenosis, disk herniations, injuries, and chronic diseases, and is affiliated with Towson Orthopaedic Associates in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. McAfee additionally can be found on staff at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD, which he joined in February 2021. With thirty-seven years of experience as a spine surgeon, he specializes in all facets of spinal reconstructive surgery to correct spine deformities and neurological deficits. Dr. McAfee maintains a traveling fellowship, which allows him to teach other spine surgeons around the world on minimally invasive spine surgery. He further participates in the Spine Training Programs at Johns Hopkins, Sinai Lifebridge, and University of Maryland Systems. Dr. McAfee invented cervical disc replacement and he performs an average of 400 spinal reconstructive surgery procedures annually.

Education and Training

University of Rochester Bachelor of Arts Degree 0

State University of New York Upstate Medical University 1978

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryABOS

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Dr. Paul C. McAfee, MD, MBA
Dr. Paul C. McAfee, MD, MBA's Expert Contributions
  • Spinal Stenosis

    By Paul C. McAfee, MD, MBA Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal that results in pressure on nerve roots. It is a chronic disorder that can worsen over time, causing back and leg pain and difficulty walking. While it almost always occurs in the lower back, it may develop in the neck...

Expert Publications

Data provided by the National Library of Medicine

Areas of expertise and specialization

spinal reconstructive surgery

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Director Spine and Scoliosis Center of Maryland 1991 - Present

Awards

  • Healing Hands Guild 2017 The University of Maryland 

Treatments

  • Chronic Pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Birth Defects
  • Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis

Professional Memberships

  • North American Spine Society  
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons  
  • Orthopaedic Research Society  
  • Scoliosis Research Society  
  • International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery  

Fellowships

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine  

Internships

  • University of Virginia

Fellowships

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Professional Society Memberships

  • North American Spine Society American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Orthopaedic Research Society Scoliosis Research Society International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery

Dr. Paul C. McAfee, MD, MBA's Practice location

University of Maryland St Joseph Medical Center

7505 Osler Dr Suite 104 -
Towson, MD 21204
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Dr. Paul C. McAfee, MD, MBA has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 59 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Orthopedist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Paul C. McAfee, who serves patients in Maryland.

A respected leader in spinal surgery, Dr. McAfee’s areas of expertise are in spinal reconstructive surgery and general orthopaedics. He is the Director of the Scoliosis and Spine Center at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center & a part of the team of professionals at Towson Orthopaedic Associates in Baltimore, Maryland.

Opened by Dr. McAfee in 1991, the Scoliosis and Spine Center specializes in treating spine problems, including spinal stenosis, disk herniations, injuries, and chronic diseases. Its philosophy is that the best patient care starts with thorough patient education on the causes of disorder, the precise diagnosis, the array of treatment options, and long-term management. The Center is affiliated with Towson Orthopaedic Associates.

The Medical Library at University of Maryland St Joseph Medical Center was dedicated and named after Paul C McAfee, MD, MBA

Recognized as one of the pioneers in the field of robotics and navigation, Dr. McAfee has performed more than 200 innovative procedures in 32 countries and has invented a cervical disk replacement. His early pioneering work on CT scans for burst fractures led to a better understanding of implant behavior first with pedicle screw based instrumentation and, subsequently, with many other devices. He and his lab have set the standard for biomechanical testing of implant and construct performance. More recently, they have done pioneering work on disk endplate interface behavior and the effects of wear debris around the spine.

In regards to his educational background, Dr. McAfee received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester, and his medical degree from Syracuse Upstate Medical University. He completed his internship at University of Virginia, his residency in orthopaedic surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and his fellowship in reconstructive surgery and spinal cord injury at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. 

Dedicated to excellence, the doctor is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, an organization with the goal of establishing educational and professional standards for orthopaedic residents and surgeons as well as evaluating the qualifications and competence of orthopaedic surgeons.

Among his professional affiliations, he is a member of the North American Spine Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Research Society, the International Cervical Spine Research Society, the Scoliosis Research Society, and the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery.

With a focus on correcting spine deformities and neurologic deficits, Dr. McAfee participates in the Spine Training Programs at Johns Hopkins, Sinai Lifebridge, and University of Maryland Systems. He has a traveling fellowship to teach other spine surgeons around the world on the topic of minimally invasive spine surgery. 

Orthopaedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

An expert in his field, Dr.McAfee has been recognized among the Top 1% of spine experts, worldwide, for his expertise and contributions to the field. He has written over 200 peer-reviewed publications; has authored 6 full-length textbooks and surgical atlases which include Atlas of Spinal Surgery, Motion Preservation Surgery of the Spine: Advanced Techniques and Controversies, and Atlas of Endoscopic Spine Surgery; as well as holds over 20 US patents on spinal devices including US7001432, US20040010259, US20040083000, and US20040102846.

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