Paul K. Gilbert

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Areas of treatment:

Joint replacement of the hip and knee


  • Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • English

Paul K. Gilbert, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 2
  • USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

About this doctor:

Dr. Paul Gilbert is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine School of USC. He specializes in hip and knee replacement and joint preservation. He has performed thousands of joint replacements over the past twenty years. Dr. Gilbert has pioneered computer navigation, minimally invasive techniques and advanced pain management programs. He has a fascination with the application of computer technology in surgery and the benefit of sophisticated instruments for procedural accuracy has led Dr. Gilbert to adopt robotic surgery for his partial knee replacements. This significant advance in orthorobotics allows for the successful implantation of single compartment knee replacements in appropriate cases. Dr. Gilbert has used computer navigation in over five hundred 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. Dr. Gilbert 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.


Doctor of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1983


LAC+USC Medical Center, Surgery, 1983 - 1984


LAC+USC Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery, 1984 - 1989


American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons

Professional society memberships:

California Medical Association
Los Angeles County Medical Association
California Orthopaedic Association
USC Graduate Orthopaedic Society


Dr. Gilbert was voted a Super Doctor by Los Angeles Magazine in 2014.