Paul A. GlazerPaul A. Glazer, MD, FAAOS of Boston Massachusetts, is an orthopedic surgeon in Boston, Massachusetts and is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and has been in practice for 26 years. Dr. Glazer accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 58 doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

My father was a hard-working orthopedic surgeon in a small town. It was gratifying to witness the positive impact his good care had on so many people. I decided to become an orthopedic spine surgeon because it is such a challenging subspecialty. There is nothing as rewarding as helping people overcome severe pain or disabilities. In an effort to help more patients than those I am able to treat in my practice alone, I have had the honor of training other spinal surgeons. Furthermore, I am continuously developing ways to improve our surgical instrumentation, image-guidance and drug delivery systems. I currently have several spine surgery-related patents.

I treat patients with a wide variety of spinal disorders, ranging from herniated discs to scoliosis to major spinal trauma. We are monitoring patient outcomes to assess our clinical results. My extensive surgical experience has enabled patients to achieve excellent outcomes. And I am extremely fortunate to be able to help so many people of all ages and from all walks of life. People travel from across the country and from as far away as Mexico and the Philippines to have me perform their surgeries. Some think they are beyond help. So instead of giving them just hope, I want to give them their lives back.


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of California at San Francisco
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1994–1996

Board Status

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 5 years in Internal Medicine

Publications & Presentations

  • Intra- and Postoperative Very Low Dose Intravenous Ketamine Infusion Does Not Increase Pain Relief after Major Spine Surgery in Patients with Preoperative Narcotic Analgesic Intake.
  • Comparison of methods for determining the presence and extent of anterior lumbar interbody fusion.
  • Direct current stimulation of titanium interbody fusion devices in primates.


  • World Spine Society.
  • International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine.
  • North American Spine Society.