Spine Surgery

Spine Surgery Expert Witness: Paul Kaloostian, MD

Board-Certified in Neurosurgery

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Dr. Kaloostian is highly experienced with all types of spinal disorders. His specialties include:

  • Spine surgery
  • Cervical spine
  • Thoracic spine
  • Lumbar spine
  • Brain tumors
  • Traumatic brain and spine injury

Current CV for Dr. Paul Kaloostian Spine Surgery Expert


Paul Kaloostian, MD, is board-certified in Neurosurgery, specializing in spine injuries. He is available for Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) and Expert Witness Engagements at several locations throughout Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange County.



Dr. Paul E. Kaloostian is a Board-Certified Neurosurgeon and Diplomate of the
American Board of Neurological Surgery who practices his love of medicine and neurosurgery in Riverside and Los Angeles. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Armenian.

Dr. Kaloostian attended Providence High School, a national blue ribbon high school, where his interest in the Neurosciences began. He spent his summers studying neuroscience, physics, and organic chemistry at Brown University, Stanford University, and Harvard University. He then matriculated into the extremely competitive University of California BS/BA/MD accelerated program out of high school. This rigorous 7-year program is the only one of its kind in California and one of a handful across the United States.

After finishing medical school at the prestigious David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr.
Kaloostian attended the University of New Mexico Medical Center for Neurological Surgery residency
where he excelled in Cranial and Spinal Surgery, including Neuro-Trauma. He then completed a
prestigious Complex Spine and Spinal Oncology instructorship under the mentorship of the renowned
Ziya Gokaslan MD, FACS at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Kaloostian is a prolific author, researcher, and scientist, having authored over 70 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, over 100 book chapters, 12 peer-reviewed scientific textbooks, 2 poetry books, and 1 novel which has been nominated for a California Book Award. He has also served on over 20 local and national leadership committees and has been elected twice to serve as the only surgical resident representative on the National Surgical Caucus Executive Committee.

Dr. Kaloostian has been very involved locally and nationally in medical care health policy, with
publications and oral presentations at national conferences. He has served as a reviewer for over 34 peer
reviewed scientific journals in neurosurgery and medicine, and is on the Editorial Board of over 10
scientific journals.