Paul Gilbert, MD

Assistant Professor Of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

USC VHH Medical Director of Orthopaedic Surgical Operations

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Dr. Gilbert is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck Medical School of USC. He specializes in hip and knee replacement and preservation. He has performed thousands of joint replacements over the past thirty years. Dr. Gilbert has pioneered computer navigation, minimally invasive techniques and advanced pain management programs. His fascination with the application of computer technology in surgery and the benefit of sophisticated instruments for procedural accuracy has led Dr. Gilbert to adopt robotics for his partial knee replacements. Recent advances in orthorobotics allows for the successful implantation of single compartment knee replacements in appropriate cases. Dr. Gilbert has used computer navigation in over 1,500 joint replacement procedures. Areas of current research capturing his attention are the use of tourniquets in knee replacement surgery and the success of partial knee replacements. Dr. Gilbert is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He completed undergraduate work at the University of California San Diego and received his BA in 1977. He earned his medical degree from the USC School of Medicine and went on to complete his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.


  • Operation Walk Los Angeles: President of the Board, 2022
  • Los Angeles Magazine: Super Doctor, 2016-2022
  • Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2016-2017


  • Midterm Survivorship of Robotic-Assisted Lateral Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty J Arthroplasty. 2022 05; 37(5):831-836. . View in PubMed
  • Patient Perception Regarding the Safety of Elective Joint Arthroplasty Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic Arthroplast Today. 2021 Oct; 11:113-121. . View in PubMed
  • Immediate internal fixation of open ankle fractures J Orthop Trauma. 1988; 2(4):265-71. . View in PubMed