Education

  • College: Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1982–1986
  • Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1987–1991
  • Residency: Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, 1992–1998
  • Fellowship: Spinal Surgery Fellowship, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, 1998

Biography

Castle Connolly 2021 Top DoctorsPaul Apostolides, MD is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon specializing in spine surgery and section head of neurosurgery at Greenwich Hospital. He has extensive experience in minimally invasive and reconstructive spine surgery including minimally invasive spinal fusion.

Dr. Apostolides graduated from Stanford University and University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed his residency at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, where he also did his fellowship training. Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Apostolides is a well-published and nationally recognized expert in spinal surgery. He served on the North American Spine Society Guidelines Committee, which creates treatment standards for spinal disorders used by spine specialists across the country.

Dr. Apostolides believes that surgery is a last choice for treatment and should be considered only after all non-surgical options have been thoroughly explored. Most episodes of acute back pain can be resolved with rest, activity modifications, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and a home exercise program. Moreover, most patients can avoid future episodes by taking a comprehensive approach to recovery that includes weight and posture control, muscle strengthening, sleeping on a good mattress and not smoking. Patients who have structural problems of their spine or spinal instability that have not benefited from conservative treatment, are often excellent surgical candidates. The goal of treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical, is to get the patient back to his or her normal activity level.

Affiliations

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery | Diplomate
  • National Board of Medical Examiners | Diplomate
  • American Academy of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  • North American Spine Society
  • Member of Spine Universe
  • Greenwich Hospital Medical Staff Fund
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Honors

  • New York Magazine Best Doctors 2010, 2011, 2013, 2018–2020
  • Castle Connolly New York Metro Area Top Docs 2008–2021
  • Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors 2009–2013, 2016-2020
  • Greenwich Magazine Top Doctors in Fairfield County, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020 – 2021
  • New Canaan Magazine Top Doctors in Fairfield County 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013–2021
  • Stamford Magazine Top Doctors in Fairfield County 2010, 2011, 2013–2021
  • Westport Magazine Top Doctors in Fairfield County 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013–2021
  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctor List 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2021
5 Star Review of HealthgradesPatient

"Flat out the best in the medical field, Kind, compassion, great follow up, Great bed side manner. Really cares and top of his trade."

5 Star Review on Google from M.M.Patient

"Dr. Paul Apostolides was a very nice doctor and his staff too. He is very professional and he helped me as much as he could and helped me understand my problem. Thanks so much doctor."

Patient SurveyPatient

"Dr. Apostolides is an absolutely wonderful doctor. I would never go anywhere else. I give him 5 stars and he is simply the best of the best!!"

Published Research

Biomechanical analysis of multilevel cervical corpectomy and plate constructs

Porter RW, Crawford NR, Chamberlain RH, Park SC, Detwiler PW, Apostolides PJ, Sonntag VK., Biomechanical analysis of multilevel cervical corpectomy and plate constructs. J Neurosurg. 2003 Jul;99(1 Suppl):98-103.

Visual rehabilitation for rare abducens nerve complication after large vestibular schwannoma resection via translabyrinth approach: A Case Report

Levchenko A., Caballes, E., Cohen, J.: Visual rehabilitation for rare abducens nerve complication after large vestibular schwannoma resection via translabyrinth approach: A Case Report. Presented at 2013 AAPM&R annual meeting.

Spontaneous latissimus dorsi hematoma in a stroke patient on therapeutic enoxaparin and aspirin: a case report

Levchenko A., Simhaee, J., DePorto, R.: Spontaneous latissimus dorsi hematoma in a stroke patient on therapeutic enoxaparin and aspirin: a case report. Presented at 2013 AAP Annual Meeting.

Fibrocartilaginous embolism to spinal cord: a case report

Levchenko A., Vivaldi, G., Cohen, J.: Fibrocartilaginous embolism to spinal cord: a case report. Presented at 2013 AOCPMR midyear meeting and scientific symposium.

American Academy of PM&R board review course: Stroke Rehabilitation

Rashbaum, I., Levchenko A.: 2013 American Academy of PM&R board review course: Stroke Rehabilitation.

Myositis ossificans after silicone injection to the buttocks: a case report

Wisotzky, E., Levchenko A., Mallory, B. Myositis ossificans after silicone injection to the buttocks: a case report. Presented at 2010 AAP Annual Meeting.

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