Paul L. Asdourian, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (419 reviews)

Specialities: Spine Surgery

Languages: English

(410) 554-2917

About me

Dr. Asdourian,  is an orthopaedic spine surgeon trained in reconstructive spinal surgery. His expertise is in the treatment of adult spinal deformity, spondylolisthesis, and degenerative disc disease. For more than 34 years, Dr. Asdourian has utilized state-of-the-art techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of failed cervical and lumbar decompressions and fusions. Dr. Asdourian was a key investigator in cervical artificial disc replacements. He has pioneered the use of robotic spine surgery in the MedStar system. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society, the Scoliosis Research Society and the North American Spine Society. He is a member and former President of the Maryland Orthopaedic Society. He currently serves as the Orthopaedic Medical Director of the Medstar Medical Group.

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Awards
Dr. Asdourian has repeatedly been named a Baltimore Magazine "Top Doc" for orthopaedic spinal surgery, most recently in 2019.


Interests
His special interests include the treatment of adult spinal deformity, spinal tumors and infections, spondylolisthesis, cervical and lumbar herniated discs, cervical and lumbar spinal stenosis. He uses state-of-the-art robotic navigation technology to treat these spinal disorders.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Complex Spine Deformities
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Myelopathy Surgery
  • Robotic Spine Surgery
  • Spine Fracture
  • Spine Revision
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Vertebrae
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Bulging Disc
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Bone Spur
  • Cervical Compression Fracture
  • Cervical Deformity
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical Disc Displacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Spine Fracture
  • Complex Spine Deformities
  • Compression Fracture
  • Congenital Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Flatback Syndrome
  • Flatback Syndrome Post Harrington Rods
  • Foot Drag
  • Foot Drop
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intraspinal Abscess
  • Junctional Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lower Back Injury
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Scoliosis
  • Lumbar Spine Stress Fracture
  • Lumbosacral Plexus Lesions
  • Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Arthritis
  • Neck Pain
  • Neurogenic Claudication
  • Post Laminectomy Kyphosis
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Ruptured Intervertebral Disc
  • Scheuermanns Disease
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Abscess
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformity
  • Spine Fracture
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis With Myelopathy
  • Thoracic Herniated Disc
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Procedures I perform

  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery In The Cervical Spine
  • Back Surgery
  • Biological Enhancement Of Spine Fusions
  • Cervical Decompression
  • Cervical Laminotomy
  • Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Cervical Spine Revision
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Decompression Laminectomy
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Diskectomy
  • Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion
  • Facet Surgery
  • Instrumented Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion Acdf
  • Interspinous Device Placement
  • Laminectomy
  • Lateral Access Spine Surgery
  • Low Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Laminoplasty
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Partial Lumbar Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy And Fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy With Fusion Without Instrumentation
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy With Instrumentation And Fusion
  • Robotic Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Abscess Surgery
  • Spinal Cyst Removal
  • Spine Deformity Correction Surgery
  • Spine Fusion
  • Spine Microsurgery
  • Spine Reconstruction
  • Spine Revision
  • Spondylosis Surgery
  • Spondylosyndesis
  • Surgery For Sciatica
  • Surgical Treatment Of Myelopathy
  • Thoracic Laminectomy
  • Vertebrae Surgery
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Practice locations

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3333 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218

410-554-2175
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2118 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD, 21093

410-554-2867

Fax 410-554-2917

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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Education

Fellowship Program: St. Luke's Medical Center - IL (1987)

Residency Program: Boston Medical Center (1986)

Internship Program: Lenox Hill Hospital (1982)

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical Center at Syracuse (1981)

Awards

  • Baltimore Magazine Top Doc, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.7
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Aug 23, 2021

    I already have recommended him to several people.

  • Jul 21, 2021

    Very good experience!

  • Jul 12, 2021

    Excellent!!!