Paul M. Al-Attar, M.D.

Dr. Paul Al-Attar is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Dr. Paul Al-Attar is a fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon. He grew up in the Metro-Detroit area and attended the University of Michigan, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience. He then proceeded to medical school at the University of Michigan, where he obtained a dual degree, earning his master’s in clinical research along with his medical degree. Following medical school, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, where he served as Chief Resident. After residency, Dr. Al-Attar completed his fellowship training in spine surgery at the renowned Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. There, he received advanced training in complex as well as minimally invasive spine surgery, working with some of the nation’s leading orthopedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons. He has brought his training back to the Metro-Detroit area to serve the community in which he was raised.

Dr. Al-Attar’s clinical interests include degenerative conditions of the neck and back, neck and back pain, disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, sciatica/radiculopathy, myelopathy, adult scoliosis, tumor, trauma and fractures. His surgical interests comprise all facets of spine surgery, which include open and minimally invasive techniques, complex revision, and robotic surgery. Dr. Al-Attar has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and has presented his research at national and international conferences. He is committed to staying up to date on the latest research to give his patients the most optimal treatment. Dr. Al-Attar emphasizes the importance of non-operative treatment to manage spine conditions, using surgery only after exhausting conservative treatment options.

In his free time, Dr. Al-Attar enjoys playing soccer, following U of M and Detroit sports, traveling, learning history, and spending time with family and friends.

“I am dedicated to providing comprehensive care to each individual patient. Not all spine conditions require surgical treatment and I stress the importance of exploring conservative options first. If surgery is recommended, we will work together to develop a tailored treatment plan unique to the patient’s condition and needs to ensure the best clinical outcome. I strive to attain the highest quality of life for my patients and care for them as if they are my family.”


Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery

Medical Education

University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, 2012-2017


Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL 2017-2022


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship, New York, NY, 2022-2023

Hospital Privileges

Ascension Providence Rochester
Ascension St. John Hospital
Ascension St. John Macomb/Oakland
Surgeons Choice Hospital


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