Dr. Paul Klimo Jr, MD

Dr. Paul Klimo Jr, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Paul Klimo Jr, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin in 1999 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

6325 Humphreys Blvd

Memphis, TN 38120

Contact Information

(901) 522-7700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Brain Cancer
more than 77% of peers
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
more than 76% of peers
Brain Disorders
more than 65% of peers

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Dr. Klimo Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Klimo Jr "Paul Klimo | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute Dr. Paul Klimo Jr. was born in Madison, Wisconsin to emigrants from Czechoslovakia. He grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He earned his undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University and medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. From 1999 to 2005 he did his neurosurgical training at the University of Utah under the direction of William Couldwell, Ronald Apfelbaum and Jack Walker. During his residency training, he obtained a Masters of Public Health. After his residency, he pursued subspecialty training in pediatric neurosurgery at Children's Hospital, Boston/Harvard University under the guidance of R. Michael Scott. In 2006, he entered active duty in the United States Air Force. He was stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. During his four years of active duty, he was deployed to Afghanistan at Bagram Air Field in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He received an honorable discharge in July 2010 as a Lt. Colonel-select. Dr. Klimo joined the Semmes Murphey Clinic in 2010. His clinical area of expertise is pediatric neurosurgery, with particular focus on brain tumor, vascular disorders, endoscopy and concussion. He participated in drafting and lobbying for the recently passed Tennessee Medical Association sponsored sports-concussion bill. He currently serves as the Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. He has authored over 70 papers and book chapters, been the editor of several books and on-line publications, and has given many lectures. Dr. Klimo and his wife, Megan, have four children – Sofia, Isabella, Lukas and Jaxon. Honors and Awards: April 2012 - Graduate – Tennessee Medical Association Physician Leadership College May 2010 - First place award for poster – Wartime Decompressive Craniectomy: Lessons Learned – at the 2010 AANS Annual Meeting in the category of Trauma/Critical Care November 2008 - Diplomat, American Board of Neurological Surgery November 2008 - 2008 USAF Surgical Excellence Award November 2008 - 2008 USAF Clinical Excellence Award-Field Grade Category June 2004 - Resident Research Award – Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society May 2003 - Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (University of Utah) June 1999 - Cornelius G. Dyke Award in Neurology (Medical College of Wisconsin) June 1999 - Outstanding Achievement Award in Pathology (Medical College of Wisconsin) June 1997 - Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (Medical College of Wisconsin) June 1996 - Outstanding Officer Award – Officer Training School (United States Air Force) May 1995 - Health Profession Scholarship (United States Air Force) June 1992 - Canadian National Research Scholarship (Simon Fraser University) Professional Memberships: Diplomat, American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery (ABPNS) Diplomat, American Board of Neurological Surgeons (ABNS) 2008-2012, Elected, AANS/CNS Young Neurosurgeons Committee – Pediatric Section Liaison Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Congress of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS) American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) AANS – Spine/Peripheral Nerve Section AANS – Pediatric Section American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery (ASPN) International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN) Southern Neurosurgical Society (SNS) Tennessee Neurosurgical Society (TNS) Tennessee Medical Association – member of TMA Judicial Council (2012) – member of TMA Insurance Issues Committee (2013) Press: 3/22/13 - Head injury explorations: Sports injuries increase awareness, focus on concussions 1/18/13 - Memphis reputation grows for pediatrics: Le Bonheur's outcomes lure both patients, specialists Extracurricular Activities & Interests: Tennis Racquetball Biking Skiing Military history Traveling Publications: Dr. Klimo's Publications"


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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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10  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Simon Fraser University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • University of Utah
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Utah
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Children'S Hospital Boston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Klimo Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Klimo Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Klimo Jr to family and friends
9 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Klimo Jr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Yes I do believe in super heroes and Dr. Klimo is mine. He has been a doctor to my son for 3 years. His expertise, professionalism, and overall genuinely caring personality has been greatly appreciated by our family. Highly recommend him for any pediatric neurological needs.
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Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Momofg. We love Dr. Klimo too, and we're so glad that he has helped your son!

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Amazing surgeon & great person, but his staff is horrifying...they never return calls even after a month of begging 2&3 times a week for a return call. They don't handle referrals either. They leave you nowhere to turn but some shadey local ER or urgent care if you need help.
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Thank you, E. Davis, for reaching out to us. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service. If possible, our Director of Operations, Karen Adams, would love to speak with you further about this to gain additional insight. She can be reached at 901.522.7724. Thank you.

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