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Paul McDonough, MD

About Paul


Paul McDonough, MD attended medical school at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. He graduated as the winner of the Longmire Medal as the student graduating number one in his class in surgery.

Dr. McDonough’s medical training continued at UCLA in an Orthopaedic surgery residency.  He received a score of 100th percentile on an “intraining exam”, (exams given to all residents in the country) this is celebrated and highly uncommon.

Dr. McDonough developed an interest in spine surgery working with Dr. Rick Delamarter, the premier west coast spine surgeon.  This clinical experience as well as research experience provided the privilege of acceptance into a spine surgery fellowship under the world famous Dr. Thomas Zdeblick.  In 2001 Dr. McDonough relocated to Abilene, Texas with his family.

  • Medical School
  • UCLA
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Residency
  • Los Angeles
    UCLA Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowship
  • University of Wisconsin
    Madison, WI