Dr. Paul Shultz

“I treat every patient as my own family member. I understand the vulnerability and hope with which patients come to see me, seeking to improve their quality of life. I do my best to thoroughly educate each patient on their unique spinal condition and to personalize a treatment plan according to their needs and preferences.”

ABOUT Dr. Paul Shultz
ABOUT Dr. Paul Shultz

As a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Shultz has acquired advanced training in contemporary open and minimally invasive surgical techniques. His expertise encompasses a range of neck and back conditions, such as spinal trauma, age-related spinal degeneration, spinal deformity, and pediatric scoliosis. He has a keen interest in minimally invasive, motion-preserving spine surgery. This approach favors smaller, more aesthetic incisions, reducing surgical pain and facilitating quicker recovery.

Dr. Shultz is committed to treating each patient as if they were a member of his own family. He empathizes with the vulnerability and hope that patients bring to their consultations, seeking to improve their quality of life. He places emphasis on educating each patient about their unique spinal condition and collaborates closely with them to develop a personalized treatment plan. Dr. Shultz is dedicated to guiding each patient through the most appropriate, evidence-based, and efficient spine care available.

Dr. Shultz completed his undergraduate education at the University of Colorado, graduating with distinction and as a member of the Presidents Leadership Class. After working for two years as an international health development coordinator in Ecuador and Guatemala, he then completed his medical education at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Chicago. Following orthopedic surgery residency, Dr. Shultz completed an additional year of fellowship training in orthopedic spine surgery at the world-renowned Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

As a native of Colorado, Dr. Shultz welcomes the immense outdoor opportunities and beauty of Central Oregon. He enjoys exploring Central Oregon, skiing, hiking, camping and fishing with his spouse, family and friends.


Undergraduate Education: University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado
Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Residency: University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Fellowship: Twin Cities Spine Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professional Memberships: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons


“HIGHLY RECOMMEND, AMAZING SURGEON!! Smart, confident, and conservative. He’ll always give you options and when the choice is clear – he knows it. I was terrified of surgery – wasted 2 years of my life in pain and trying every kind of alternative therapy available. Dr. Schultz took one look at the MRI – made it very clear what needed to be done. Took him less than an hour to remove a massive spur from my spinal cord, like he said – I stood up and it really was like a “light switch”. Saw him yesterday for my 6 week and we are both thrilled. I’d rather have a great surgeon than a doc with a good personality – honestly – he is and has both – just an exceptional human!!”

Top notch doctor I would recommend to anybody. Extremely thorough in everything he does especially when explaining the procedures and risks, I couldn’t be happier with the services he has provided and is continuing to provide for me. I was extremely worried about my procedure for a variety of reasons and he had absolutely no problem in explaining everything in great detail, even going as far as drawing on his spine model with a pen to really show you his goals of surgery and what he’s looking for/expecting. I appreciate his honesty and willingness to dig into the issue further to ensure I’m receiving the proper treatment. Be prepared for a different type of treatment in regards to how some doctors can act, he’s genuine, actually cares, and has great bedside manners. I’m extremely impressed with him and hope I can continue seeing him in the future should I need another procedure in the future. Thank-you for giving me a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel, I’ll be forever grateful for that.



  • Saitta BH, Shultz PA, Hanson K, Mikhael MM. Post-Operative Spinal Epidural Hematoma: Are We Discontinuing Aspirin Early Enough? Global Spine Journal, 2022. OnlineFirst, March 5, 2022. 
  • Padhye K, Shultz PA, Alcala C, Mehbod A, Garvey T, Schwender J, Dawson JM, Transfeldt E. Surgical Treatment of Single Level Cervical Radiculopathy: A Comparison of Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion (ACDF) Versus Cervical Disk Arthroplasty (CDA) Versus Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy (PCF). Clinical Spine Surgery, 2022. 35(4):149-154. 
  • Zhang S, Shultz PA, Daniels A, Ackelman E, Kamal RN. High Disparity Between Orthopedic Resident Interest and Participation in International Health Electives. Orthopedics, 2016. 39(4):e680-6. 
  • Shultz PA, Kamal RN, Daniels AH, DiGiovanni C, Akelman A. International Health Electives in Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2015. 97(3)e: 15. 
  • Weiss AP, Kamal R, Shultz PA. Total Wrist Arthroplasty. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2013. 21(3): 140-48. 
  • Drolet BC, Soh IY, Shultz PA, Fischer SA. A Thematic Review of Resident Commentary on Duty Hour and Supervision Regulations. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2012.


  • Doctoring Teaching Academy Fellow Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence RI
  • Preclinical Curriculum Teaching Assistant, Office of Medical Education Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence RI
  • Preclinical and Clinical Curriculum Tutor, Office of Medical Education Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence RI