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Over the past 14 years, Paul Saiz, MD, has become a leader in spinal surgery and the use of tantalum metal in the spine. He stands out as a early user in trabecular metal technology; a highly porous metal with properties similar to natural bone. In addition to consulting for Zimmer Spine, the industry leader in trabecular metals; Paul Saiz, MD, has presented to colleagues in Canada, Brazil, Texas, Ohio, California, Nevada, and Louisiana. He currently is consulting for K2 Spine and assisting in the development of 3D Titanium cages for spine fusion.

A Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Dr. Paul Saiz has moderated several Spine Paper Sessions at AAOS meetings. He also served on the organization’s Spine Program Subcommittee and is a past member of its Practice Management and Rehab Program Subcommittee. Active in several other professional organizations as well, Dr. Saiz serves on the Coding Committee of the North American Spine Society.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Paul Saiz, MD, has held certification since 2005. He is the only spine surgeon in New Mexico who is Board Certified in Spine Surgery. Dr. Paul Saiz holds a Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and has completed a surgical internship, an orthopaedic residency, and two fellowships in Spinal Reconstruction and Musculoskeletal Oncology.

Currently practicing at Las Cruces Orthopaedic Associates, Paul Saiz, MD, specializes in spinal surgery and spinal tumors, as well as in diseases of the lumbar, cervical, and thoracic spine. He currently works at Mountainview Medical Center in Las Cruces and is the team spine physician for New Mexico State University. Paul Saiz, MD currently is chief of the Spine Service for the Southern New Mexico Orthopedic Residency Program and also is the Research Director. In his free time, Dr. Saiz enjoys coaching a local youth soccer team, CFC Bones.

Work experience

Mar 2007Present


Las Cruces Orthopedic Associates

Member North American Spine Society (NASS) Coding Committee 2012 -2018, Member American Academy Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Practice management/ Rehab Committee 2012-2014, Consultant Zimmer Spine, Consultant Amedica Spine, Consultant K2 Spine,Member North American Spine Society (2002 -present), Member Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (2002-present), Fellow American Academy Orthopedic Surgeons (since 2005), Diplomate American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (since 2005), Diplomate of American Board of Spine Surgery (since 2012).

Attending and Chief of Spine Service Southern New Mexico Orthopedic Residency (since 2016). Director of Resident Research (Since 2016)



Sonoran Spine Center


Flagstaff Center for Bone and Joint Disorders


Aug 1991May 1995


Baylor College of Medicine

Full scholarship for 4 years

Aug 1987May 1991


University of Notre Dame

Studied 6 months in Mexico City


Team Physician- New Mexico State University

Attending and Chief of Spine- Southern New Mexico Residency Program

Research Director- Southern New Mexico Residency Program


Presentations/ Public Speaking
Fluent in Spanish

Paul Saiz MD



May 2011Present

Fundamentals of Evidence Based Medicine

North American Spine Society
Training in evidence based medicine

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