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Paul Kuflik

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Orthopaedics
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Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education

  • MD, SUNY Upstate Medical Center

  • Internship, General Surgery
    Beth Israel Medical Center

  • Fellowship, Surgery (Spinal)
    University of Toronto

Biography

    Following medical school at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse  New York, Dr. Kuflik completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, Orthopedic Institute. He continued his training at the University of Toronto, Toronto General Hospital by completing a fellowship in Spinal Surgery.

    Upon returning to New York , Dr. Kuflik practiced at the Mount Sinai Hospital as the Chief of the Orthopedic Spine Service and at the Hospital for Joint Diseases as Chief of the Scoliosis service. Prior to returning to Mount Sinai in January 2013, he was at Beth Israel Medical Center for sixteen years, as Associate Director of the Spine Institute. He is currently an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has authored book chapters, peer reviewed articles, and has presented at national meetings.

    Dr. Kuflik performs spine surgery for numerous spinal conditions, on both children and adults, including scoliosis and other spinal deformities, degenerative and traumatic conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, cervical myelopathy, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and spondylolisthesis. His particular interest is in minimally invasive spine surgery, allowing more rapid, less painful recovery from surgery.

    Dr. Kuflik is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery, and a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.

    He is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society, North American Spine Society, Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, and the Society for Lateral Access Surgery.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Kuflik during 2013 and/or 2014. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Consulting:

  • JEC Disability Management; NuVasive, Inc.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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