18+ Years of ExperienceDr. Ronjon Paul

Founding Member, The Spine Center
Duly Health and Care (formerly DuPage Medical Group), 2005
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Dr. Paul and his experienced team of physi­cian assis­tants and nurs­es together bring a contemporary approach to spine surgery widely recognized across the United States and abroad.

As a well known expert in spine management, Dr. Ronjon Paul is elevating the level of care for patients in the Chicago area and beyond. His delivery of optimal long-term outcomes has fueled a rapidly growing reputation for complex cervical and lumbar spine reconstruction.

Perhaps just as notable as his knowledge and skill, however, is Dr. Paul’s unwavering emphasis on the human side of medicine. As Chair of Duly Health and Care (formerly DuPage Medical Group) Spine Surgery Department, he continually uses his extensive expertise in minimally invasive surgery to improve the patient experience. In fact, surgical patients have sought him out from as far away as Hong Kong, and he remains a favorite among the area’s physicians and their families.

This combination of expertise and empathy grew out of his desire to build a spine program prioritizing a multidisciplinary approach. With over 95% of spine patients not requiring surgery, Dr. Paul felt the need to establish more evidence-based, nonoperative alternatives. Thus, in 2005, he gathered a group of like-minded physicians and founded the Spine Center of Duly Health and Care (formerly DuPage Medical Group). By creating a conservative practice with solid indications for surgery, they quickly earned a stellar reputation and an ever-expanding clientele.

"This website is dedicated to immigrant doctors from countries everywhere who chose to come to the United States and serve its’ patients."

With achievements like these, Dr. Paul has joined the rich tradition of medicine and community care established by his family across five generations and three continents. It began with his great-great-grandfather, who opened a much-needed pharmacy on the outskirts of Calcutta, India, and his grandfather, who attended medical school and staffed the community’s most trusted clinic. Dr. Paul’s father (Tarak) also went on to pursue medicine and then emigrate to the UK in pursuing higher training and specialization. After developing an interest in endocrine research Tarak Paul was recruited to the US, where he practiced medicine in the Chicago area for over almost 40 years before retiring at the age of 80.

Dr. Paul chose to become a spine surgeon after recognizing the potential for evolution in Spine Surgery. In wanting to grow as a less invasive surgeon and evolve as a surgeon, he became obsessed with less invasive techniques that would bring substantial benefit to his patients with lower risk and easier recoveries.

Now, Dr. Ronjon Paul is proud to carry on this long history of medicine and service. Not only does he continue providing his patients with superior care, but he also remains involved in teaching minimally invasive techniques to neurosurgeons and spinal surgeons from around the country—as well as from Asia, Africa, and Europe. Widely recognized for his leadership and skill, he won the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Alumni Leadership award in 2011, and became the first surgeon to win the Physician of the Year Award from Duly Health and Care (formerly DuPage Medical Group) in 2016.

Dr. Paul’s excellent clinical team includes Adam Mollsen, PA-C, and Kevin Wright, PA-C. Each of them has spent over a decade caring for thousands of spine patients, and together they and Dr. Paul remain passionate about offering seamless, compassionate, and contiguous care for all of their patients on a daily basis.

Education

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Medical SchoolUniversity of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Graduated in 1999
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ResidencyUniversity of Chicago Hospital & Clinics
Resident In Orthopedic Surgery
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FellowshipThe University of Wisconsin
Spine Surgery
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Dr. Paul and his experienced team of physi­cian assis­tants and nurs­es together bring a contemporary approach to spine surgery widely recognized across the United States and abroad.

As a well known expert in spine management, Dr. Ronjon Paul is elevating the level of care for patients in the Chicago area and beyond. His delivery of optimal long-term outcomes has fueled a rapidly growing reputation for complex cervical and lumbar spine reconstruction.

Perhaps just as notable as his knowledge and skill, however, is Dr. Paul’s unwavering emphasis on the human side of medicine. As Chair of Duly Health and Care (formerly DuPage Medical Group) Spine Surgery Department, he continually uses his extensive expertise in minimally invasive surgery to improve the patient experience. In fact, surgical patients have sought him out from as far away as Hong Kong, and he remains a favorite among the area’s physicians and their families.

This combination of expertise and empathy grew out of his desire to build a spine program prioritizing a multidisciplinary approach. With over 95% of spine patients not requiring surgery, Dr. Paul felt the need to establish more evidence-based, nonoperative alternatives. Thus, in 2005, he gathered a group of like-minded physicians and founded the Spine Center of Duly Health and Care (formerly DuPage Medical Group). By creating a conservative practice with solid indications for surgery, they quickly earned a stellar reputation and an ever-expanding clientele.

With achievements like these, Dr. Paul has joined the rich tradition of medicine and community care established by his family across five generations and three continents. It began with his great-great-grandfather, who opened a much-needed pharmacy on the outskirts of Calcutta, India, and his grandfather, who attended medical school and staffed the community’s most trusted clinic. Dr. Paul’s father (Tarak) also went on to pursue medicine and then emigrate to the UK in pursuing higher training and specialization. After developing an interest in endocrine research Tarak Paul was recruited to the US, where he practiced medicine in the Chicago area for over almost 40 years before retiring at the age of 80.

Dr. Paul chose to become a spine surgeon after recognizing the potential for evolution in Spine Surgery. In wanting to grow as a less invasive surgeon and evolve as a surgeon, he became obsessed with less invasive techniques that would bring substantial benefit to his patients with lower risk and easier recoveries.

Now, Dr. Ronjon Paul is proud to carry on this long history of medicine and service. Not only does he continue providing his patients with superior care, but he also remains involved in teaching minimally invasive techniques to neurosurgeons and spinal surgeons from around the country—as well as from Asia, Africa, and Europe. Widely recognized for his leadership and skill, he won the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Alumni Leadership award in 2011, and became the first surgeon to win the Physician of the Year Award from Duly Health and Care (formerly DuPage Medical Group) in 2016.

Dr. Paul’s excellent clinical team includes Adam Mollsen, PA-C, and Kevin Wright, PA-C. Each of them has spent over a decade caring for thousands of spine patients, and together they and Dr. Paul remain passionate about offering seamless, compassionate, and contiguous care for all of their patients on a daily basis.

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Medical SchoolUniversity of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Graduated in 1999
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ResidencyUniversity of Chicago Hospital & Clinics
Resident In Orthopedic Surgery
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FellowshipThe University of Wisconsin
Spine Surgery
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Medical SchoolUniversity of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Graduated in 1999
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ResidencyUniversity of Chicago Hospital & Clinics
Resident In Orthopedic Surgery
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FellowshipThe University of Wisconsin
Spine Surgery
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Philosophy of Care

Contemporary Compassionate Care & Experience

Duly Health and Care (formerly DuPage Medical Group) gives Dr. Paul’s patients access and the ability to have many of the integrated and technological advantages enjoyed within a larger corporate practice. However, his team and office function with the intimacy and personalized care of the four generations that preceded him. Although trained and educated at elite institutions, his office and team prefer to behave with an understated pride and the humility his patients deserve. Furthermore, Dr. Paul, and his team, have made a firm commitment to the community and its elderly. While some other reputable and high profile practices refuse medicare and/or medicare products, Dr. Paul’s team chooses to follow its heart and ethics in embracing our senior citizens.

The Paul Family Story

Dr. Paul’s family has a rich tradition of medicine and community care spanning four generations and three continents.

The Paul medical story started around the turn of the twentieth century when his Great Grandfather (Ramdhon Paul) established a much needed pharmacy on the outskirts of Calcutta, India. The pharmacy had a trusted reputation for quality medications dispensed in a responsible manner.

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Dr. Paul’s grandfather (Kali Charan Paul) went to medical school and staffed the community’s most trusted clinic on the second floor of the pharmacy for over fifty years.

Dr. Paul’s father (Tarak Paul) also went on to a career in medicine and eventually emigrated to the United Kingdom for higher training in 1953. There he developed a keen interest in diabetes and endocrinology. In 1966 he successfully published an article in the Lancet which led to a fellowship at Northwestern University and then the University of Chicago.

Dr. Tarak went on the practice in the Chicago area for over almost 40 years. He retired in 2010 at the age of 80. He’s been known to drop in on his son at the Spine Center from time to time.

The Paul Family Story

Dr. Paul’s family has a rich tradition of medicine and community care spanning four generations and three continents.

The Paul medical story started around the turn of the twentieth century when his Great Grandfather (Ramdhon Paul) established a much needed pharmacy on the outskirts of Calcutta, India. The pharmacy had a trusted reputation for quality medications dispensed in a responsible manner.

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Dr. Paul’s grandfather (Kali Charan Paul) went to medical school and staffed the community’s most trusted clinic on the second floor of the pharmacy for over fifty years.

Dr. Paul’s father (Tarak Paul) also went on to a career in medicine and eventually emigrated to the United Kingdom for higher training in 1953. There he developed a keen interest in diabetes and endocrinology. In 1966 he successfully published an article in the Lancet which led to a fellowship at Northwestern University and then the University of Chicago.

Dr. Tarak went on the practice in the Chicago area for over almost 40 years. He retired in 2010 at the age of 80. He’s been known to drop in on his son at the Spine Center from time to time.

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Awards & Recognition

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2021

  • Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors
  • Top Regional Doctor – Castle Connolly
  • Patient’s Choice Award, Vitals.com
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Vitals.com
  • On-Time Doctor Award, Vitals.com

2020

  • Chicago Magazine – Top Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Chicago Magazine’s Top Docs for Fitness Junkies
  • Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors
  • Top Regional Doctor – Castle Connolly
  • Patient’s Choice Award, Vitals.com
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Vitals.com
  • On-Time Doctor Award, Vitals.com

2019

  • Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors
  • Top Regional Doctor – Castle Connolly
  • Patient’s Choice Award, Vitals.com
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Vitals.com
  • On-Time Doctor Award, Vitals.com

2018

  • Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors
  • Top Regional Doctor – Castle Connolly
  • Patient’s Choice Award, Vitals.com
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Vitals.com
  • On-Time Doctor Award, Vitals.com

2017

  • Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors
  • Top Regional Doctor – Castle Connolly
  • Patient’s Choice Award, Vitals.com
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Vitals.com
  • On-Time Doctor Award, Vitals.com

2016

  • Physician of the Year – Duly Health and Care (formerly DuPage Medical Group)
  • Top Regional Doctor – Castle Connolly
  • Patient’s Choice Award, Vitals.com
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Vitals.com
  • On-Time Doctor Award, Vitals.com

2015

  • Top Regional Doctor – Castle Connolly
  • Patient’s Choice Award, Vitals.com
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Vitals.com
  • On-Time Doctor Award, Vitals.com

2014

  • Top Regional Doctor – Castle Connolly
  • Patient’s Choice Award, Vitals.com
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Vitals.com
  • On-Time Doctor Award, Vitals.com

2013

  • Best Rated Orthopedic Surgeon, Illinois at Ratemd.com
  • Patient’s Choice Award, Vitals.com
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Vitals.com

2012

  • Patient’s Choice Award, Vitals.com
  • Best Rated Orthopedic Surgeon, Illinois at Ratemd.com
  • Spine Surgeon Leader to Know: Becker’s Spine Review
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Vitals.com

2011

  • Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Board of Trustee’s Distinguished Leadership Award

2003

  • University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopaedics Research Award, First Place-Fellows Section

2002

  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Midwest Research Symposium Winner, First Place
  • American Orthopaedic Association / Zimmer Research

2000

  • Stryker Spine First Place Research Award
  • Sofamor-Danek Outstanding Investigator’s Award

1993

  • Graduation with High Honors-Department of Economics, Haverford College

1992

  • Chicago Business Fellowship Award, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business

1989

  • University of Chicago Merit Scholar

PUBLICATIONS

Link
Spine Surgeon Leader to Know: Dr. P. Ronjon Paul of the Duly Health and Care (formerly DuPage Medical Group)
July 2012
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PR Paul, L Juckem, TP Ngo, A Loomis, P Anderson: Non-Viral Mediated Transfection of Human Cervical Disc Chondrocytes, Presented at Cervical Spine Research Society
December 2003
VIEW
PR Paul, MD, RC Haydon, MD, PhD, H Cheng, MD, PhD, A Ishikawa, MD, PhD, N Nenadovich, MD, W Jiang, BA, L Zhou, MD, PhD, B Breyer, DS, T Feng, MS, P Gupta, MD, TC He, MD, PhD and FM Phillips, MD: “Potential Use of SOX9 Gene Terapy for Intervertebral Degenerative Disc Disease”. Spine, Volume 28, Supplement 1, Pages 755-763
April 2003
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PR Paul, RC Haydon, HN Nenadovich, Ton-Chuan He and Frank M. Phillips: The SOX9 Gene as Potential Therapy for Intervertebral Degenerative Disc Disease. Presented at AOA, Victoria BC
June 2002
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PR Paul, RC Haydon, HN Nenadovich, B Breyer, P Gupta, Ton-Chuan He and Frank M. Phillips: Potential Use of SOX9 Gene Therapy for Intervertebral Degenerative Disc Disease. Presented at AOA Residents’ Conference, Memphis, TN
April 2002
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FM Phillips, PR Paul, RC Haydon, H, N Nenadovich, TC He: Potential Use of SOX9 Gene Therapy for Intervertebral Degenerative Disc Disease. Presented at AAOS, Dallas, TX
February 2002
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PR Paul, TC He, FM Phillips: Adenoviral Transfer of SOX9 and BMP2 Genes to Human Degenerative Disc Chondrocytes. Presented at NASS, Seattle, WA
November 2001
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Treatment by Duly Health and Care (formerly DuPage Medical Group) Doctor Merits Trip from China
2000
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Back to normal: Minimally invasive procedures help Edward spine patients treat the pain
2000
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Illinois Math and Science Academy honors surgeon for leadership
2000
VIEW
PR Paul, R Hayden, FM Phillips: A Stem Cell Based Model of Lumbar Spinal Fusion in Rabbits. Presented at Current Concepts and Strategies in Spine. Miami, FL
November 1999
VIEW
PR Paul, E Foster: Sodium and Chloride Transport in the Rat Ileum: An InVitro Study. Presented at Gastroenterological Basic Science Symposium, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL
1992
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PR Paul, M Lenz, E Thonar: Chondroitin Sulfate Levels in Human Sera as an Early Indicator of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Presented at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Biochemical Forum, Aurora, IL
May 1989
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Dr. Paul By the Numbers

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Dr. Paul By the Numbers

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Patient
Success Stories

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