About

Paul McAfee, MD, MBA is an experienced fellowship trained, board-certified spine surgeon at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute. He has been in practice for over 35 years and now sees patients in Timonium and at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He holds a joint appointment in both orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. McAfee’s clinical interests are spinal reconstruction, adolescent scoliosis, and correcting spinal deformities and neurologic deficits through minimally invasive spine surgery. He is a proponent of education and believes that better informed patients get better results.

Dr. McAfee has been recognized as one of Baltimore’s Top Doctors and is among U.S. News & World Report’s Top 1% of spine experts worldwide for his expertise and contributions to the field of spine surgery. He is an industry pioneer who holds 16 patents, invented a type of cervical disc replacement, and has performed more than 200 motion-preserving surgeries in 10 countries. In addition, Dr. McAfee board certifies other orthopaedic surgeons through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has held leadership positions and professorships at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and University of Maryland Medical System.

Dr. McAfee is a prolific researcher with more than 200 publications to his name and is the Cervical Spine Section Editor for the International Journal of Spine Surgery. He serves on the editorial board and as a peer reviewer for Spine, Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, The Spine Journal, and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Dr. McAfee is a member of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, Scoliosis Research Society, North American Spine Society, Cervical Spine Research Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Credentials

Board Certification
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Education
  • Residency Program Orthopaedic Surgery, State University of New York Upstate Medical Center
  • Internship Program General Surgery, University of Virginia
  • Externship Program Toronto Hospital for Sick Children
  • Medical School State University of New York Upstate Medical Center

Conditions Treated

Locations

Timonium

  • Phone: 410-560-3480

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Spine Center

  • Phone: (410) 261-8762
  • Fax: (443) 444-4775