Dr. Paul Kuflik, MD
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Dr. Paul Kuflik, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Spine Institute 17 E 102nd St # 5D, New York, NY 10029 Get Directions

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Dr. Kuflik has extensive experience in orthopedics, with special emphasis on disorders of the spine and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Kuflik came to Beth Israel from the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute. Since 1987, he has served there as an assistant attending physician, and was named chief of the scoliosis service in 1991. Dr. Kuflik also was chief of spine services at Mount Sinai Medical Center as well as an attending physician in the department of orthopedic surgery. In addition to his numerous writings and lectures, Dr. Kuflik also served as section editor of 'Spine' for the editorial board of the Bulletin for Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, as well as moderator for the spine section of the alumni scientific meeting there. A native New Yorker, Dr. Kuflik was named assistant clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1987 and a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at New York University Medical Center in 1994.Read more

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4.3
based on 28 total surveys (1 with a review)
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Dr. Kuflik was rude, defensive, and uninformative. He doesn't have confidence in his office staff and somewhere in the Mt. Sinai system my test results were lost. My situation is complicated; I was trying to explain my history concisely, but Dr. Kuflik was dismissive and challenging, rather than explanatory. Someone with me said I was clear and cooperative, but the doctor was almost hostile. When he called with followup he told me no more than the report I provided him with initially. Terrible.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Beth Israel

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Hospital Jt Dis

    Completed in 1986

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Toronto General Hospital

    Completed in 1986

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Kuflik's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Kuflik's Care Philosophy

Dr. Kuflik has extensive experience in orthopedics, with special emphasis on disorders of the spine and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Kuflik came to Beth Israel from the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute. Since 1987, he has served there as an assistant attending physician, and was named chief of the scoliosis service in 1991. Dr. Kuflik also was chief of spine services at Mount Sinai Medical Center as well as an attending physician in the department of orthopedic surgery. In addition to his numerous writings and lectures, Dr. Kuflik also served as section editor of 'Spine' for the editorial board of the Bulletin for Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, as well as moderator for the spine section of the alumni scientific meeting there. A native New Yorker, Dr. Kuflik was named assistant clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1987 and a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at New York University Medical Center in 1994.