Dr. Paul C. McAfee, MD

Dr. Paul C. McAfee, MD

Dr. Paul C. McAfee, MD

Languages: English
Phone: 410-554-2175
Fax: 410-554-2917

Contact this Provider:

  • Spine Surgery
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal vertebrae
  • adolescent scoliosis
  • ankylosing spondylitis
  • bulging disc
  • burst fracture
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Procedures I Perform
  • anterior cervical spine fusion
  • anterior cervical spine surgery
  • anterior lumbar spine surgery
  • anterior spine fusion
  • anterior spine surgery
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About the Provider

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 patient 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 over 20 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.

  • Graduate Education: Fordham University (2010)
  • Fellowship Program: University Hospitals of Cleveland (1984)
  • Residency Program: State Univ. of New York Upstate Medical Center (1983)
  • Internship Program: University of Virginia Hospitals (1979)
  • Medical School: State University of New York - Upstate (1978)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
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Practice Locations
  • 2 Loveton Circle
    Sparks, MD 21152
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    Phone: 410-472-2672
    Fax: 410-472-2673

  • 3333 North Calvert Street
    Johnston Professional Bldg Ste 655
    Baltimore, MD 21218
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    Phone: 410-261-8762
    Fax: 443-444-4775

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