Justin D. Paquette, MD, MA, QME, is a licensed Neurological Spine Surgeon who is available for PQMEs, AMEs or Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) at several locations throughout California.


Justin D. Paquette, MD, MA, QME, received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, psychology, and cognitive science from Vassar College, a Master of Arts in neuroscience and neurology from Boston University School of Medicine, and a Doctor of Medicine from Albany Medical College. He completed an internship in general surgery at Harvard University and Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center, a residency in neurosurgery at Harvard and Tufts Medical Universities, and a fellowship in complex spine neurosurgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Paquette currently runs a private practice in neurosurgery at Paquette Spine Institute. Dr. Paquette specializes in all cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine disorders. He practices minimally invasive and neuronavigation assisted spine surgery and has extensive experience in complex adult spinal deformity and scoliosis. Dr. Paquette has also been interviewed by multiple medical television programs including shows on E! Entertainment, The Doctor’s Show and Lifetime Network.