Paul Stanton, DO Spine Doctors Colorado Spine Specialists specializing in the treatment of low back pain. Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group

Paul Stanton, DO



Areas of Interest

Dr. Paul Stanton is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with surgical expertise in all aspects of spinal surgery, including minimally invasive techniques and complex reconstructive techniques for the cervical spine, adult spinal deformity, and degenerative scoliosis.

During his fellowship training, Dr. Stanton was involved in clinical research, investigating less invasive lateral approaches to the thoracic and lumbar spine for spinal deformity. He has a special interest in minimally invasive reconstructive procedures for adult spinal deformity, and he actively continues his research efforts.

  • Cervical & Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Reconstruction
  • Adult Spinal Deformity / Degenerative Spine
  • Spine Trauma
  • Lumbar Disk Surgery
  • Cervical Disk Replacement
  • XLIF/Lateral Spine Surgery
  • Anterior Spine Surgery
  • Sacroiliac Joint (SI-Joint) Surgery

Education & Training


Spine Fellowship, San Diego, CA

Residency & Internship

Orthopedic Surgery, Memorial Hospital of York, York, PA


BS in Recombinant Gene Technology, State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY

Medical School

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH


Board Certified

American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery


American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics


American Osteopathic Association

Society of Lateral Access Surgery

Scoliosis Research Society


Top Doc, Colorado Springs Style Magazine, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

More about Dr. Stanton

Dr. Stanton is happy to be living in Colorado Springs with his wife. After many trips to Colorado, they are glad to finally call it home.

SI Joint, IFuse

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Medical Minute with Dr. Stanton, DO

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Aaron White, PA-C

Physician Assistant to Paul Stanton, DO

Areas of Interest

Aaron is a physician assistant specializing in spine surgery and orthopedics. Aaron is one of only two PAs in Colorado who have a certificate of added qualification in orthopedic surgery, which reflects advanced knowledge and experience in the specialty. Aaron works directly with Dr. Paul Stanton in The Spine Center.

Education & Training


MS, Physician Assistant Studies, University of St. Francis


BS, Health Science, Charter Oak State College



National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants

Physician Assistant in Orthopaedic Surgery

More about Aaron

Raised on a farm in southern Arizona, Aaron was a three-sport high school athlete and earned a scholarship to play baseball in college. During his physician assistant training, Aaron spent time in Colorado Springs and was drawn to the sunshine, cooler temperatures, beautiful scenery, and active lifestyle. It didn’t hurt that golf balls went further in Colorado Springs, either.

When Aaron finished his physician assistant program, he and his wife Christina moved to Colorado Springs, where he worked in general orthopedics, sports medicine, trauma, urgent care, and occupational medicine.

Aaron’s wife, Christina, works in internal communications at Compassion International. The couple plays golf frequently, and can also be spotted in Ute Valley Park hiking with their 100-pound dog Max. They also enjoy travel, dining, and anything competitive.

Jenielle Daugherty, NP

Nurse Practitioner to Paul Stanton, DO

Areas of Interest

Jenielle’s interest in orthopedics began during her undergraduate experience in Athletic Training with an emphasis in Sports Medicine. Her clinical nursing practice was heightened at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center level I trauma facility specializing in post-operative orthopedic spine surgery, rehabilitation, and trauma in the acute care setting. Prior to joining Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group, she expanded her clinical experience at St. Francis Medical Center Total Joint & Spine Center.

Education & Training


Family Nurse Practitioner, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN


BS in Nursing, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

BS in Athletic Training Education, Ohio University, Athens, OH


Professional Affiliations

American Nurse’s Credentialing Center- Family Nurse Practitioner

National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses

American Nurses Association

More About Jenielle

As a previous collegiate track and cross-country athlete, Jenielle’s interests in trail running, racing, hiking, snowboarding, and camping make Colorado Springs the perfect place for herself, her husband, and her dog to reside.