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Paul C. McAfee, M.D., MBA

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Dr. Paul C. McAfee’s areas of expertise are in spinal reconstructive surgery and general orthopaedics. Chief of Spinal Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Dr. McAfee is a respected leader in spinal surgery.

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Dr. McAfee is recognized as one of the pioneers in the field of disk replacement, having performed more than 200 motion-preservation procedures in 10 countries and having invented a cervical disk replacement. His early pioneering work on CT scans for burst fractures led to a better understanding of implant behavior first with Harrington rods and, subsequently, with many other devices. He and his lab have set the standard for biomechanical testing of implant and construct performance. More recently, they have done pioneering work on disk endplate interface behavior and the effects of wear debris around the spine.

Dr. McAfee received his B.A. degree from the University of Rochester, and his M.D. from the State University of New York at Syracuse. He completed his surgery training at the University of Virginia. His post-graduate training was completed at Syracuse and Case Western Reserve University. He is fellowship-trained in spine surgery.

Research Grants and Awards

1991 North American Spine Society AcroMed Award For Spinal Research – Biomechanical Analysis of Lumbosacral Fixation.

1989 VOLVO AWARD for Spinal Research] Device-Related Osteoporosis with Spinal Instrumentation.

National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases.
Principal Investigator: Paul C. McAfee, M.D.
F.I.R.S.T. Award = l R29 AR38489-01.
Project Title: “The Histomorphometry and Biomechanics of Spinal Instrumentation.”
Amount: $345,000.,
Funding Period: May 1, 1987, to April 30, 1992.

Orthopedic Research and Education Fund
Principal Investigator: Paul C. McAfee, M.D.
Career Development Award
Amount: $150,000
Funding Period: March 1, 1988, to February 28, 1991.

Johns Hopkins Institutional Grant
Principal Investigator: Paul C. McAfee, M.D.
Project Title: “Biomechanical Analysis of Posterior Instrumentation Systems following Decompressive Laminectomy. An Unstable Calf Spine Model.”
Amount: $10,000
Funding Period: April 1, 1987, to September 30, 1987.

Hendrick’s Fund for Medical Research: State University of New York. Lubicky, J.P. and McAfee, Paul C. Project Title: The Effect of Luque Instrumentation on the Development of Spontaneous Spinal Fusions. Amount: $8,600.

The Research Foundation of the State University of New York. Lubicky, J.P.; Spadero, J.A., and McAfee, Paul C. Project Title: Spinal Cord Monitoring System for Use in Spinal Surgery. Amount: $2,500.

Hendrick’s Fund for Medical Research: State University of New York. Cady, R.B.; Spadero, J.A., and McAfee, Paul C. Project Title: Growth Plate Cartilage. Amount: $8,800.

Keim Foundation Eastern Orthopaedic Association, SPINAL RESEARCH AWARD (October, 1981). McAfee, Paul C.; Yuan, H.A. and Lasda, N.A. Project Title: The Use of the Middle Osteoligamentous Column in the Classification of Unstable Thoracolumbar Fractures. Amount: $5,000.

Eastern Orthopaedic Association, FOUNDER’S AWARD (October, 1981). McAfee, Paul C.; Yuan, H.A. and Lasda, N.A. Project Title: The Unstable Burst Fracture. Amount: $l,300.

American Orthopaedic Association, NORTH AMERICAN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP. (October, 1983). Amount: $1,500, plus travel expenses.

Scoliosis Research Society, RUSSELL HIBBS AWARD. San Diego, California, (September, 1985). Project Title: Nutritional Deficiencies After Staged Anterior and Posterior Spinal Reconstructive Surgery.

Blaustein Spinal Research Award (July 1, 1986 to June 30, 1987). Project Title: The Histomorphometry of Spinal Instrumentation Techniques. Amount: $35,000.

Blaustein Spinal Research Award (July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1987). Project Title: Dual Photon Absorptiometry of Spinal Fusions. Amount: $35,000.

Glasser Fellowship for Spinal Surgery (November, 1986). Fellowship with Klause Zielke, M.D., in Bad Wildungen, West Germany and Participation in the Fiftieth Anniversary Meeting of the German-Speaking World.

Japanese Orthopaedic Fellowship to Sapporo, Japan (July, 1987). Fellowship with Kiyoshi Kaneda. Memorial Lecturer at Fortieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hokkaido University of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.

Hokkaido University Fellowship (July l997). Guest Lecturer at 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association.

Scoliosis Research Society, MOE Exhibit Award, New York City, New York (September 1998). Project Title: An In Vitro Study Investigating the Stability of Reconstruction Methods Following Total Spondylectomy.

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Dr. McAfee sees patients at the following Towson Orthopaedic Associates’ locations:

Towson UMSJ Med. Ctr (O’Dea)
(410) 337-8888

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