P. Ronjon Paul, MD

Spine Surgery, The Spine Center

198 Ratings
Years in Practice: 22 years
Practices In: Naperville
Patients Seen: Adults

Dr. Paul is renowned for his exper­tise in min­i­mal­ly inva­sive spine surgery and is cur­rent­ly rat­ed in the top 1% of region­al ortho­pe­dic spine sur­geons by inde­pen­dent Cas­tle Con­nol­ly cri­te­ria. As the region’s most sought-after provider for both physi­cians and their fam­i­lies, he has earned numer­ous acco­lades, includ­ing Duly Physi­cian of the Year” and the​“Cas­tle Con­nol­ly Top Doc­tor” des­ig­na­tion for ten years run­ning. He con­sis­tent­ly earns recog­ni­tion in Chica­go Mag­a­zine and oth­er pub­li­ca­tions since 2014.

With a focus on con­ser­v­a­tive care and long-term out­comes, Dr. Paul has been priv­i­leged with the role of Oral Exam­in­er for the Amer­i­can Board of Ortho­pe­dic Surgery. As the found­ing spine sur­geon and Chair of the region’s pre­mier mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary Spine Cen­ter, his lead­er­ship was rec­og­nized with the Illi­nois Math­e­mat­ics and Sci­ence Acad­e­my Alum­ni Lead­er­ship Award.

Dr. Paul’s exten­sive influ­ence extends beyond the Unit­ed States, as he has taught tech­niques to neu­ro­sur­geons and spinal sur­geons from Asia, Africa, and Europe. His dis­tin­guished rep­u­ta­tion has attract­ed sur­gi­cal patients from as far away as Hong Kong.

Due to high demand, he has estab­lished a concierge-style prac­tice, sup­port­ed by his skilled clin­i­cal team com­pris­ing Kevin Wright PA‑C, Sien­na Kotch PA‑C, Hay­ley King RN and Tracey Flood MA. Please con­tact his team to facil­i­tate your first appointment.

Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery
Professional Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oral Examiner
English, Bengali
Awards & Accolades
Chicago Magazine, Top Doctors 2022
Chicago Magazine, Top Doctors 2021
Chicago Magazine, Top Docs for Fitness Junkies 2020
Chicago Magazine, Top Doctors 2017
Castle Connolly, Top Regional Doctors 2017
Physician of the Year - DuPage Medical Group 2016
Castle Connolly, Top Regional Doctors 2016
Castle Connolly, Top Regional Doctors 2015
Castle Connolly, Top Regional Doctors 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


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198 Ratings

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"Dr. Paul and the PA's Sienna and Kevin, and the nursing staff are very caring, knowledgeable, and have a great concern for the not only a great total patient outcome but also for the patient's family needs during treatment."
Dec. 31, 2023
"Dr a Paul provides excellent care and feedback"
Dec. 31, 2023
"Dr. Paul was absolutely fantastic in every respect. His introduction, asking me to let him know what has been currently going on. Went over MRIs/X-rays & explain to everything clearly. Gave me a great, honest diagnosis."
Dec. 30, 2023
"Excellent experience. The best is that I truly have no pain now! Dr. Paul is awesome."
Dec. 25, 2023
"I appreciated the honest conversation that surgery would do more harm than good"
Dec. 17, 2023
"Doctor is amazing. "
Dec. 11, 2023
"I cannot praise Dr. Paul and his nurse/pa enough. They were kind, patient and willing to discuss what is going on with me and answered all my questions. I am more comfortable with what I need and what needs to be done. I consider myself blessed to have been referred to Dr. Paul."
Nov. 25, 2023
"Dr Paul listens and can narrow down my concerns. He knows how to discuss my condition and steps to get my back better."
Nov. 6, 2023
"He is excellent"
Oct. 24, 2023
"Doctor Paul is very good and caring doctor. He answered all by questions in detail. Doctor Paul is very knowledgeable and speaks well. To describe Doctor Paul in one word with be "excellent "."
Oct. 22, 2023
"All doctors should be like him."
Oct. 20, 2023
"I have already recommended this doctor."
Oct. 17, 2023
"Very good explanation of my problem and what was to be done."
Oct. 2, 2023
"Excellent experience!"
Sep. 22, 2023
"Outstanding visit"
Sep. 20, 2023
"Dr. Paul is amazing! He performed my surgery and my recovery was remarkably easy. He has great skill, is insightful, and is empathetic."
Sep. 20, 2023
Sep. 19, 2023
"Excellent, patient, informative, very understanding"
Sep. 2, 2023
"Great experience"
Sep. 2, 2023
Aug. 28, 2023
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