P. Ronjon Paul, MD

Spine Surgery, The Spine Center

248 Ratings
Years in Practice: 20 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 spine surgery expe­ri­ence to Duly Health and Care. As Chair of the Duly Spine Surgery Depart­ment, he is work­ing to use his exper­tise in min­i­mal­ly inva­sive spine surgery to improve the patient expe­ri­ence. Dr. Paul is a top orthopaedic spine sur­geon in Chica­go and has a rapid­ly grow­ing rep­u­ta­tion in the area of 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
English, Bengali
Awards & Accolades
Chicago Magazine, Top Doctor 2022
Chicago Magazine, Top Doctor 2021
Chicago Magazine, Top Docs for Fitness Junkies 2020
Chicago Magazine, Top Doctor 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

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
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Graduation Date: 1999 Degree: MD
University of Chicago Hospital & Clinics Resident In Orthopedic Surgery
University of Wisconsin Spine Surgery
Provider’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
Back to normal: Minimally invasive procedures help Edward spine patients treat the pain
Illinois Math and Science Academy honors surgeon for leadership
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
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


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 Microdiscectomy (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


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 Category

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248 Ratings

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246 Ratings


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"Dr Patel is new to me. I had a lot of questions about the proposed surgery. He was patient and took time to explain everything he would do surgically. He even showed me pictures (x-ray type things) of a surgery he had recently done on a patient with a similar Issue. He was clear about the risks. He was very confident, but not arrogant In the least. I really like that about him."
Nov. 19, 2022
"Good care"
Nov. 8, 2022
"Very Good"
Nov. 1, 2022
"Dr. Paul was very thorough, professional & easy to work with."
Oct. 31, 2022
"He seemed thorough. Nice humble personality with confidence. I like that he didn't wear a lab coat. It seemed more personal and more open. When there is no LAB COAT, he is not above us he is with us. It was more like a friend than a business relationship. Even though It Is business, It doesn't have to feel like ALL BUSINESS. I prefer the lack of lab coat."
Oct. 15, 2022
"Scheduled appointment based on family member excellent experience."
Oct. 13, 2022
"I have already recommended this surgeon to several people."
Oct. 6, 2022
"Top in his field and very busy. But he gave me his time and full attention."
Oct. 3, 2022
"Love my doctor"
Sep. 17, 2022
"I have only hear great comments from friends and even Duly employees."
Sep. 13, 2022
"Care has been outstanding"
Aug. 19, 2022
"*Dr. Paul was very informative and answered all my questions."
Aug. 19, 2022
"Dr Paul made my life so much better. He is the best!!"
Jul. 26, 2022
"Had a great experience from start to finish for neck surgery would recommend to everyone I know."
Jul. 17, 2022
"Dr. Paul was very good in explaining my condition and options for treatment. He was very patient in answering my questions."
Jul. 12, 2022
"Very good"
Jun. 24, 2022
"Fantastic experience."
Jun. 20, 2022
"You know already that Dr. Paul is one of the finest heart surgeons in the United States"
May. 29, 2022
"Dr. Paul explains things very well, so that the average person can understand easily. Also his P.A. Does the same."
May. 27, 2022
"This was my Pre-Op visit with Dr. Paul. He went over the procedure and how it would work and what he was going to do. He was friendly, direct, and clear about the details and the steps for the surgery."
May. 26, 2022
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