Paul A. Anderson

Paul A. Anderson, MD, MS

1685 Highland Avenue
UWMFCB - 6215
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 263-5394


  • Bachelor of Science
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1974
  • Master of Science - Chemical Engineering
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1975
  • Medical Doctorate
    Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1979
  • Internship - General Surgery
    Wayne State Affiliated Hospitals, Detroit, MI, 1979
  • Residency
    Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1979-1984
  • Fellowship
    Spine Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1984-1985

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Specialties

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.

Professional Activities

  • Spine Section CNS/AANS- Executive Committee, 2009 - present
  • Co-Chair ASTM F04.25 Spine, 2009 – present
  • AAOS Biomedical Engineering Committee, 2008 – present
  • ASTM F04.25 Spine, 2008 – present
  • Planning Committee, Cervical Spine Research Society, 2008 – present
  • Communications Committee, Lumbar Spine Research Society, 2007 - present
  • AO Spine Classification Group, 2006 – present
  • Spine Trauma Study Group, 2004 – present
  • Associate Editor, Neurosurgery, 2009 - present
  • Associate Editor, Journal of the Spine Arthroplasty Society, 2007 - present
  • Editorial Board Member, Spine, 1992 - present
  • Editorial Board Associate Member, Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, 2003 - present
  • Consultant Reviewer, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 1992 - present
  • Associate Editorial Board Member, The Spine Journal, 2000 - present
  • Consultant Reviewer, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 1993 - present
  • Consultant Reviewer, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 1992 - present

Research Interests

Dr. Anderson's research specialties include spinal fixation implants, the development of an artificial cervical disc, and basic research in disc regeneration. His current projects include:
  • Sleep Disturbance in Orthopedic Patients. The purpose of the research is to find out if the type of orthopedic problem a person has (spine, shoulder, hip, or knee) affects their sleep.
  • Continuous Motion Analysis of the Human Spine
  • Classification System for Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
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