Dr. Paul Asdourian, MD


Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

Medstar Orthopaedics 3333 N Calvert St Ste 400 Baltimore, MD 21218 Get Directions
Dr. Paul Asdourian, MD

Dr. Paul Asdourian, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Baltimore, MD. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Asdourian is affiliated with Medstar Union Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Asdourian's Care Philosophy

Dr. Asdourian is a Spine Surgeon trained in reconstructive spinal surgery. He has a special interest and expertise in the treatment of adult spinal deformity, spondylolisthesis, and degenerative disc disease. For over 26 years Dr. Asdourian has utilized proven state of the art techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of failed cervical and lumbar decompressions and fusions. He is recognized as an authority in the evaluation and treatment of the injured worker.

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Patient Comments (10)
in Baltimore, MD |
I had surgery with Dr. Asdourian two years ago for a severe progressive herniated spinal disc; within a month I was back at work and ever since I have been able to work almost up to 90% of my previous capacity in physical tasks. I continue to walk, exercise, maintain good condition and do yoga, and I credit a very successful surgery for enabling me to recover from the injury, I will always be grateful for his treatment and excellence in every aspect.
in Parkton, MD |
Showed no diligence in my procedure. Also, I'm not sure if he didn't just oversee a student doing the surgery. As well as, very difficult to communicate with; once he get's something in mind, it doesn't matter what else concerns you and has to be taken care of !!
in Baltimore, MD |
Dr. Asdourian is a true professional. His offices are well oiled machines. He came highly recommended by a friend who had two surgeries by him. The Dr. treated me and my wife with such care and consideration you would think we were personal friends. When he saw how much pain I was in from my lumbar stenosis he contacted my insurance company to make sure I got surgery ASAP. His staff is so thoughtful and kept in touch to make sure everything went well. I could not have had a better experience.
in Ellicott City, MD |
Dr Asdourian performed cervical disc replacement (arthroplasty) on my C6/C7 segment mid November 2016. He was very thorough in explaining everything to me ahead of time and answered all of my questions. Dr Asdourian provided me with an option that I didn't think I would have with the disc replacement. Surgery was completely successful - all pain was relieved and I have my life back for me and my family. I could not be happier with the outcome. Highly recommend Dr Asdourian.
in Bel Air, MD |
Dr. Asdourian has performed two spinal surgeries on me. In 2006 he conducted a microdiscectomy of my lower back. In 2016 he performed ACDFs on two of my neck discs. Prior to both surgeries, I was in extreme pain, and in both cases, the pain was gone immediately after surgery. I continue to be pain-free. I attribute these successes to the superb surgical skills of Dr. Asdourian. I was looking for a doctor to give me my life back, and Dr. Asdourian did that, not once, but twice.
in Middletown, DE |
Dr. Asdourian performed a L5/S1 fusion with fixation devices that completely relieved me of chronic sciatica. 12 weeks post-op and I am pain free and the entire experience was far better than I had ever hoped for. I followed all my post-op instructions and the recovery was completely uneventful.
in Phoenix, MD |
He is a miracle
in Pasadena, MD |
I had lumbar disectomy a year ago and after surgery I felt like a new person Dr Asdourian and his staff are wonderful, and if I have to ever do it again it will be with no one other than Dr Asdourian!!!!
in Frederick, MD |
He operated my wife for spinal stenosis. She was in horrific pain for 4 year. Operation went smooth, she recovered in 3-4 months. She is doing great after this surgery.
in Preston, MD |
I had a terrible car accident a year and a half ago, and after a lot of research I found Dr. Paul Asdourian. He is outstanding. I can't say enough about how he was as a surgeon (I ended up needing a lumbar fusion with laminectomy, and an intercage disc placed.) He is also excellent and attentive when you are seeing him for appointments. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Asdourian's Care Philosophy

Dr. Asdourian is a Spine Surgeon trained in reconstructive spinal surgery. He has a special interest and expertise in the treatment of adult spinal deformity, spondylolisthesis, and degenerative disc disease. For over 26 years Dr. Asdourian has utilized proven state of the art techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of failed cervical and lumbar decompressions and fusions. He is recognized as an authority in the evaluation and treatment of the injured worker.

Dr. Asdourian's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Maryland not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Hammer Throw Record Holder (State University of New York), 1977
    • "Top Doc" Award for Orthopaedic Surgery (Baltimore , Maryland), 1992
    • "Top Doc" Award for Orthopaedic Spine Surgery (Baltimore , Maryland), 1995
    • Gold Medal Award (Armenian Benevolent Union), 1978
    • National Honor Society (Stuyvesant High School), 1973
    • Honored Professional (Whos Who in Executives and Professionals), 1996-1997
    • Regents Scholarship Certificate (State University of New York), 1973
    • Alpha Omega Alpha (State University of New York Health Science Center), 1981
    • High Honors in Biochemistry (Stuyvesant High School), 1977
    • Calouste Gubenkian Scholarship, 1977-1981
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease


  • Medical School
    SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Lenox Hill Hospital

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Boston Medical Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Rush Presbyterian St Lukes Medical Center

    Completed in 1987

    Shriners Hospital For Crippled Children

    Completed in 1987

  • Undergraduate School
    SUNY Stony Brook U

    Graduated in 1977

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Arm Surgery
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection