Paul Aarne Koljonen

MBBS(HK), FRCSEd(Ortho), FHKCOS, FHKAM(Orthopaedic Surgery)

Associate Consultant & Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor



Dr. Paul A. Koljonen received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Johns Hopkins University and subsequently completed his medical studies at the University of Hong Kong. He joined the department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in 2009 and became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2015. He currently serves as Chief Resident and Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor in Queen Mary Hospital, Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital and Maclehose Medical Rehabilitation Centre, specializing in spine surgery and spinal rehabilitation.

Clinical Interests

  • Comprehensive acute and rehabilitation services for spinal cord injury
  • Spinal deformities
  • Degenerative spine conditions
  • Multimodal management for back and neck pain


Research Interests

  • Epidemiology of spinal cord injury
  • Exoskeleton walking for spinal cord injury
  • Registry and global database networking for spinal cord injury