EDUCATION● Doctor of Medicine (MD), Cum Laude - Yale University School of Medicine● Bachelor of Science (BS), Biological Sciences, Summa Cum Laude - Cornell University● Academy of Mathematics, Technology & Science - Winston Churchill High School, Potomac, Maryland
FELLOWSHIP ● (Aug 2021) University of California San Diego, San Diego, California.Spine Surgery, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Preetpaul S. Bagi, MD
Board-Eligible Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon and Chief of Spine Surgery
ABOUT DR. BAGI
Dr. Paul Bagi is a highly trained Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon who specializes in surgical and nonsurgical management of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disorders. Although he is exceptionally trained in all facets of spine surgery, he has a special interest and expertise in complex adult and pediatric spinal deformity, scoliosis, and spinal trauma. He also performs minimally invasive surgical procedures and utilizes cutting-edge technology including augmented reality, navigation, and robotic surgery.
He believes in a patient-centered approach and is passionate about educating patients and their families about their spinal condition along with all treatment options available to them.
Dr. Bagi completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University where he graduated summa cum laude and as a Presidential Scholar. After graduating with honors from Yale University School of Medicine he completed his residency at the prestigious Yale-New Haven Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in complex spinal surgery at the University of California, San Diego.
He has contributed to multiple articles in orthopedic literature focusing on both spine surgery and general orthopedics and presented at national meetings and conferences.
When he is not practicing medicine, Dr. Bagi enjoys training in martial arts, skiing, and reading.
● Consultant of the Year Award, best specialty consulting resident, Yale Dept. of Emergency Medicine.
● Orthopaedic Intraining Examination (OITE) Award, highest resident score, 98 percentile, Yale Dept. of Orthopaedics.
● David & Harriet Seligson Award, for excellent MD thesis, Yale School of Medicine.
● Gustaf E. Lindskog Award, to provide care in a developing country, Yale Surgical Society, Yale University.
● International Travel Award, to provide international medical service, Yale-New Haven Hospital Medical Board.
● Merrill Presidential Scholar, top 1% of graduating seniors, Cornell University.
● Degree Marshal, for most academically distinguished graduate, Cornell University.
● Academic Excellence in Biological Sciences, for highest GPA, Cornell University.
● Primary Care Orthopaedics Workshop, Yale Primary Care.
● Casting/Splinting Workshop, Physician Assistant Program, Yale University School of Medicine.
● Musculoskeletal Workshop, Med Student Physical Exam Course, Yale University School of Medicine.
● Anatomy Teaching Program, Yale Anatomy Department, Yale University School of Medicine.
● Biochemistry Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University.
● Surgical Management of Adult & Pediatric Spinal Deformity, Long Beach, California – MIS/free-hand thoracic and pelvic screw placement and osteotomies (PSO, VCR, hemi-vertebra excision).
● Advanced MIS Techniques, San Diego, California – MIS TLIF, lateral LIF, and robotic single position percutaneous screw fixation.
● SI Joint Pathology Diagnosis and Treatment Course, New Orleans, Louisiana – SI joint injection, and surgical MIS fusion.
● Fellows & Residents Course, Carlsbad, California – Posterior cervical occiput, C1-2 fusion, MIS and open TLIF, percutaneous screw placement, and sagittal alignment correction osteotomies.
● LLIF vs. ALIF and ALIF Access Training Program, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Anterior and lateral approaches to the spine, transposons, anterior-to-psoas, and oblique access.
● UCSF Techniques in Complex Spine Surgery, Las Vegas, Nevada – Occiput, C1-2 fusion, cervical osteotomy, TL PSO/VCR, en-bloc resection, pelvic fixation, lateral interbody fusion, MIS TLIF.
● AOSpine Principles and Treatment of Spinal Disorders, Las Vegas, NV – Trauma (C1-2 screws), tumor/infection, adult deformity.
● Complex Cervical Techniques and Complication Avoidance, Chicago, Illinois – anterior cervical corpectomy, occipital plating, C1-2 screws, lateral mass screws, posterior cervical osteotomies.
● Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Decompression Techniques, Fort Worth, Texas – open, MIS and microscopic laminectomy, laminoforaminotomy, and microdiscectomy techniques.