Paul T. Rubery, M.D.

Paul T. Rubery, M.D.

Contact Information

Clinton Crossings
4901 Lac De Ville Blvd, Bldg D
Rochester, NY 14618

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

  • Accepting New Patients Accepting New Patients
  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Professional Bio

Director of the University of Rochester Spine Center, Dr. Rubery is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is also Chief of the Division of Spinal Surgery, Director of the Louis A. Goldstein Fellowship in spinal Surgery and Associate Chair of Orthopaedics for Clinical Affairs. Dr. Rubery received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York. Dr. Rubery completed fellowship training at the University of Rochester. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Rubery's special interests include scoliosis, complex spinal reconstruction, minimally invasive spine surgery and tumors and trauma of the spine.

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Paul Rubery is a nationally recognized, board-certified, and fellowship-trained spine surgeon. He specializes in scoliosis and spine deformity in both children and adults and has extensive experience with minimally invasive techniques, spinal trauma and tumors, as well as more complex reconstructive surgery.

As Chief of the division of Spinal Surgery, Associate Chair of Orthopaedics for Clinical Affairs and Professor, Dr. Rubery heads the URMC Spine Center, a multi-disciplinary clinical service where almost 25,000 patients with spine disorders are seen each year. He is a member of many prestigious spine societies and has authored numerous journal articles. In addition to his surgical practice, Dr. Rubery has been active in research focusing on applications of gene therapy in orthopaedics.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Best Doctors in America for Spinal Surgery 2009
POCNY research prize for best resident paper at Pediatric Orthopaedic Club of New York annual research night 1993
T.Campbell Thompson Prize in Orthopaedics, Cornell University Medical College 1988
Alpha Omega Alpha, Cornell University Medical College 1987
Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, The Johns Hopkins University 1984

Current Appointments

Chair - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD) - Primary Administrative
Marjorie Strong Wehle Professor in Orthopaedics - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD)
Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)


Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


MD | Medicine | Cornell University Medical College1988
BA | Biology | Johns Hopkins University1984

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Spinal surgery-Richard Burton, MD at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1993 - 06/30/1994
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery-Andrew T. Weiland, MD at Hospital for Special Surgery09/01/1989 - 06/30/1993
Internship in General surgery-Tom Shires, MD at New York Hospital09/01/1988 - 06/30/1989