P. Ronjon Paul, MD

Spine Surgery, The Spine Center

4.7
170 Ratings
Years in Practice: 18 years
Practices In: Naperville
Patients Seen: Adults

Dr. Paul and his expe­ri­enced team of Physi­cian Assis­tants and nurs­es bring a well-known rep­u­ta­tion for excel­lent out­comes and cut­ting edge expe­ri­ence to DuPage Med­ical Group. As Chair of the DMG Spine Surgery Depart­ment, he is work­ing to use his exper­tise in min­i­mal­ly inva­sive surgery to improve the patient expe­ri­ence. Dr. Paul has a rapid­ly grow­ing rep­u­ta­tion in the area in com­plex cer­vi­cal and lum­bar spine recon­struc­tion with an empha­sis on long term out­comes. He fre­quent­ly teach­es tech­niques to neu­ro­sur­geons and spinal sur­geons from around the coun­try as well as Asia, Africa and Europe. His far reach­ing rep­u­ta­tion has brought sur­gi­cal patients from dis­tances as far away as Hong Kong. Dr. Paul is a favorite among the area’s physi­cians and their fam­i­lies. Dr. Paul was the first spe­cial­ist ever to win the Physi­cian of the Year Award from DuPage Med­ical Group in 2016. He is also the only physi­cian to have won the Illi­nois Math­e­mat­ics and Sci­ence Acad­e­my Alum­ni Lead­er­ship award in 2011. Dr. Paul’s clin­i­cal team includes Adam Mollsen, PA‑C and Kevin Wright, PA‑C. They have each cared for thou­sands of spine patients for over a decade. The team offers seam­less, com­pas­sion­ate and con­tigu­ous care for their patients.

Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages
English, Bengali
Awards & Accolades
Chicago Magazine's Top Docs for Fitness Junkies 2020
Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors 2017
Top Regional Doctor - Castle Connolly 2017
Physician of the Year - DuPage Medical Group 2016
Top Regional Doctor - Castle Connolly 2016
Top Regional Doctor - Castle Connolly 2015
Top Regional Doctor - Castle Connolly 2014
Best Rated Orthopedic Surgeon, Illinois at Ratemd.com 2013
Patient's Choice Award, Vitals.com 2013
Patient's Choice Award, Vitals.com 2012
Best Rated Orthopedic Surgeon, Illinois at Ratemd.com 2012
Spine Surgeon Leader to Know: Becker's Spine Review 2012
Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Vitals.com 2012
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Board of Trustee’s Distinguished Leadership Award 2011
University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopaedics Research Award, First Place-Fellows Section 2003
Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Midwest Research Symposium Winner, First Place 2002
American Orthopaedic Association / Zimmer Research 2002
Stryker Spine First Place Research Award 2000
Sofamor-Danek Outstanding Investigator's Award 2000
Graduation with High Honors-Department of Economics, Haverford College 1993
Chicago Business Fellowship Award, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business 1992
University of Chicago Merit Scholar 1989
Clinical Interests

Min­i­mal­ly inva­sive surgery, cer­vi­cal and lum­bar spine surgery

Personal Interests

Fam­i­ly, cycling, ski­ing, golf, fit­ness, travel

Memberships
North American Spine Society American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow and Member Lumbar Spine Research Society
Edward Hospital
801 S. Washington St. Naperville, Illinois 60540 630-527-3000 Get Directions
School
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Graduation Date: 1999 Degree: MD
Residency
University of Chicago Hospital & Clinics Resident In Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowships
University of Wisconsin Spine Surgery
Physician’s Publications
Spine Surgeon Leader to Know: Dr. P. Ronjon Paul of the DuPage Medical Group
July 2012
PR Paul, L Juckem, TP Ngo, A Loomis, P Anderson: Non-Viral Mediated Transfection of Human Cervical Disc Chondrocytes, Presented at Cervical Spine Research Society
December 2003
PR Paul, MD, RC Haydon, MD, PhD, H Cheng, MD, PhD, A Ishikawa, MD, PhD, N Nenadovich, MD, W Jiang, BA, L Zhou, MD, PhD, B Breyer, DS, T Feng, MS, P Gupta, MD, TC He, MD, PhD and FM Phillips, MD: "Potential Use of SOX9 Gene Terapy for Intervertebral Degenerative Disc Disease”. Spine, Volume 28, Supplement 1, Pages 755-763
April 2003
PR Paul, RC Haydon, HN Nenadovich, Ton-Chuan He and Frank M. Phillips: The SOX9 Gene as Potential Therapy for Intervertebral Degenerative Disc Disease. Presented at AOA, Victoria BC,
June 2002
PR Paul, RC Haydon, HN Nenadovich, B Breyer, P Gupta, Ton-Chuan He and Frank M. Phillips: Potential Use of SOX9 Gene Therapy for Intervertebral Degenerative Disc Disease. Presented at AOA Residents’ Conference, Memphis, TN
April 2002
FM Phillips, PR Paul, RC Haydon, H, N Nenadovich, TC He: Potential Use of SOX9 Gene Therapy for Intervertebral Degenerative Disc Disease. Presented at AAOS, Dallas, TX
February 2002
PR Paul, TC He, FM Phillips: Adenoviral Transfer of SOX9 and BMP2 Genes to Human Degenerative Disc Chondrocytes. Presented at NASS, Seattle, WA
November 2001
Treatment by DuPage Medical Group Doctor Merits Trip from China
2000
Back to normal: Minimally invasive procedures help Edward spine patients treat the pain
2000
Illinois Math and Science Academy honors surgeon for leadership
2000
PR Paul, R Hayden, FM Phillips: A Stem Cell Based Model of Lumbar Spinal Fusion in Rabbits. Presented at Current Concepts and Strategies in Spine. Miami, FL
November 1999
PR Paul, E Foster: Sodium and Chloride Transport in the Rat Ileum: An InVitro Study. Presented at Gastroenterological Basic Science Symposium, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL
1992
PR Paul, M Lenz, E Thonar: Chondroitin Sulfate Levels in Human Sera as an Early Indicator of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Presented at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Biochemical Forum, Aurora, IL
May 1989

Procedures

Anterior Cervical Corpectomy, Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion, Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF), Cervical Disc Replacement, Cervical Laminaplasty (or Laminoplasty), Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy, Conservative Spine Care, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Laminectomy (Cervical) with Fusion, Laminectomy (Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic), Lateral Interbody Fusion, Lateral Interbody Fusion Microdiskectomy (XLIF), Lumbar Disc Microsurgery, Lumbar Disc Replacement, Microdiscectomy, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive TLIF, Non-Operative Spine Care, Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF), Revision Spine Surgery, Robotic-Assisted Spine Surgery, Spinal Fusion (Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar), Spinal Navigation, Spinal Reconstruction

Conditions

Adult Spinal Deformity, Anatomy of the Spine, Cervical Myelopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Degenerative Disc Disease, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Flatback Syndrome, Foot Drop, Herniated Discs, Low Back Pain, Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica), Myelopathy, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Slipped Disc, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis

Ratings


Ratings Category

The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.7
170 Ratings

Ease of scheduling appointments

4.7
168 Ratings

Provider showed concern

4.7
167 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

4.7
168 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

4.7
168 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

4.7
165 Ratings

Comments


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"I was very satisfied with the discussions I had with the doctor. Unfortunately there are a couple potential solutions to my problem. I have initially opted for a non surgical approach to see if it will work."
5
Feb. 27, 2021
"dr Paul is excellent"
5
Feb. 22, 2021
"I really Like Dr Paul. He is very caring and a good surgeon to boot! He listens and he answers questions. He makes very sure I have nothing else to add before he leaves."
5
Jan. 28, 2021
"very thorough and explained everything very well"
5
Jan. 1, 2021
"Dr. Paul explained everything to me in simpler terms that were easy to understand and explained all my options."
4.75
Dec. 24, 2020
"Dr. Paul is fantastic. With all that he does, when he is with you, you feel like his only patient. He is very focused and patient and I've never felt like I asked a dumb question. Very thorough and friendly."
5
Dec. 14, 2020
"I have recommended Dr. Paul to at least 10 people."
5
Nov. 30, 2020
"very confident.. looking forward to successful resolution of my problem!"
5
Nov. 30, 2020
"*Dr. Paul is great, he makes you feel at ease. Always very attentive & caring."
5
Nov. 30, 2020
"Dr. Paul was FABULOUS! Compassionate and understanding with clear easy to understand explanations. I am blessed to be in his care and know how fortunate I am. I have a calm, completely at ease trust in his technical expertise."
5
Nov. 25, 2020
"He is a fantastic Dr., I am so glad I had the privilege of being his patient."
5
Oct. 26, 2020
"I was vary satisfied with treatment."
5
Oct. 26, 2020
"I think Dr. Paul is an outstanding medical professional. He understood my concerns and he addressed them and gave me a recommendation about path forward."
5
Oct. 19, 2020
"We have already recommended *Dr. Paul to several friends. He is one of the best and most caring doctors we know!!"
5
Sep. 16, 2020
"Very thorough review of my test results and treatment plan. terrific bed did manner. I felt very calm going in to surgery"
5
Aug. 28, 2020
"Dr. Paul was fantastic. Made me feel like I was his only patient."
5
Aug. 16, 2020
"empathetic, caring, explained all the benefits AND was not afraid to share the risks. took his time to explain the procedure, time, expectations .... great bedside manner"
5
Jul. 29, 2020
"Dr. Paul always listens carefully to my concerns and questions."
5
Jul. 29, 2020
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