Paul M. Arnold, MD

Professor, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Neurosurgery
Special Graduate Faculty, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
Distinguished Professor of Orthopedics, Southwest Hospital of the Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China
Complex & Degenerative Spine

Interests: Spine Surgery

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Education

  • Undergraduate: B.S., University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, 1980
  • Medical School: M.D., University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, 1984
  • Internship: Medical Internship, University of Illinois Hospital, 1984-85; Surgical Internship, University of Illinois Hospital, 1985-86
  • Residency: Neurosurgical Residency, University of Illinois Hospital, Cook County Hospital, Michael Reese Hospital, 1986-92
  • Fellowship: Spine Surgery Fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1992-93

Professional Licensure: Illinois, Kansas, Missouri

Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery, 1997

Professional Affiliations

  • AOSpine North America: Faculty, 1998-present; Scientific Committee, 2007-present; Chairman, Clinical Research Network, 2013-present
  • AOSpine International: Faculty, 2002-present
  • AANS/CNS Joint Section of the Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  • AANS/CNS Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care: Board of Directors (Member at Large), 2010-present; Guidelines Committee, 2014-present
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons: Guidelines Committee, 2013-present
  • Association for Collaborative Spine Research: Board of Directors, 2015-present, Secretary, 2015-present
  • Cervical Spine Research Society: Instructional Course Lectures Program Committee, 2012-present; Member Survey Committee, 2013-present
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons: Guidelines Committee, 2013-present
  • Complex Spine Study Group
  • Degenerative Spine Study Group
  • Lumbar Spine Research Society: Scientific Program Committee, 2008-present; Scientific Program Co-Chair, 2013-present; Research Committee, 2012-present; Board of Directors, 2013-present
  • North American Spine Society: Annual Meeting Abstract Reviewer, 2004-present; Ethics Committee, 2009-present; Professional Compliance Panel, 2013-present; Guidelines Committee, 2015-present
  • Spine Trauma Study Group

Clinical and Academic Appointments at the University of Kansas Medical Center and the University of Kansas Hospital

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dept. of Neurosurgery, 1993-99
  • Director of Spinal Cord Injury Center, University of Kansas Hospital, 1998-present
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Dept. of Neurosurgery, 1999-2004
  • Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery, 2004-present
  • Chief of Spine Surgery, Dept. of Neurosurgery, 2010-present
  • Vice Chairman for Research, Dept. of Neurosurgery, 2013-present
  • Special Graduate Faculty, Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, 2015-present

Other Clinical Appointments

  • Neurotrauma Consultant, National Football League, 2013-present

Ongoing Professional Editorial Positions

  • Editorial Board: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques; The Spine Journal; Spine; Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine; Global Spine Journal; Surgical Neurology International; Public Library of Science One
  • ad hoc reviewer: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research; Yonsei Medical Journal; Indian Journal of Cancer; Neurosurgery; Indian Journal of Orthopedics; Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine; Journal of Pediatric Neuroradiology; World Journal of Surgical Oncology; Journal Radiology Case Reports; Journal of Spine; World Journal of Surgical Oncology; Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research; European Journal of Medical Research

Honors and Awards

  • KU Teaching Award (Department of Surgery), 2002
  • Distinguished Faculty, Israeli Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Jerusalem, Israel, 2008
  • Co-author, AANS/CNS Joint Section on Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Outstanding Paper (Outcomes Research), 2009
  • Co-author, AANS/CNS Joint Section on Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, e-poster award, 1st Place, 2009
  • Co-author, NASS 26th Annual Meeting, Best Paper: Outcomes, 2011
  • Co-author, AO Global Spine Congress, Best Clinical Paper, 2011
  • Co-author, NASS 27th Annual Meeting, Best Paper: Outcomes/Cost Utility, 2012
  • Co-author, NASS 28th Annual Meeting, Best Paper: Surgery, 2013 (2)
  • Co-author, NASS 29th Annual Meeting, Best Paper: Surgery, 2014
  • Co-author, CSRS 42nd Annual Meeting, 1st Place, Clinical Paper, 2014
  • Co-author, AANS/CNS Joint Section on Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Best Paper, 2015

Professional Service

  • Kansas University Surgical Association
  • Kansas University Physicians, Inc.
  • Kansas University Neurological Surgery Foundation: Board of Directors
  • University of Kansas Medical Center: Trauma Committee; Multidisciplinary Cancer Committee; Spine Center Governance Board; NeuroICU Committee; Perioperative Governance Committee; Riss Nursing Award Committee; University of Kansas Medical Center Strategic Planning and Steering Committee; Performance Review Committee of the Executive Vice-Chancellor of the Medical Center; Promotion and Tenure Committee

Research Projects
Currently has eleven open, ongoing studies, including the latest biologics (rhBMP in cervical fusion), the testing and modification of spinal implants, and the reduction of symptoms using a gel after lumbar discectomy

Publications and Teaching

  • has published more than 170 articles in peer-reviewed journals
  • has published more than 30 book chapters, more than 60 abstracts, and more than 35 other scholarly publications
  • has been invited to teach more than 40 professional courses and give more than 30 lectures in 11 countries
  • has given more than 180 podium presentations and presented more than 140 posters at national and international meetings

Conferences Organized

  • Kansas Product-to-Market Summit: Co- Founder, Chairman, and Organizer; Kansas City and Lawrence, Kansas, March 2013
  • Medical Devices: From Research to Patients: Chairman and Organizer; Kansas City, Kansas, February 2014

Paul M. Arnold, MD, FACS
Professor of Neurosurgery
Vice-Chairman for Research, Department of Neurosurgery  

Last modified: Jan 20, 2016

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Paul M. Arnold, MD
Professor, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Neurosurgery
Special Graduate Faculty, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
Distinguished Professor of Orthopedics, Southwest Hospital of the Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China

For Appointments:
KU Spine Center

P: (913) 588-9900

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