Paulo R. Selber, MD

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Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Co-Director, Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center

Dr. Paulo Selber, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and Co-Director of the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center, is an internationally recognized expert in movement & gait analysis. His practice focuses on the operative and non-surgical treatment of pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients with musculoskeletal conditions related to cerebral palsy, spina bifida, genetic and metabolic disorders, primary and secondary movement disorders, head injury & stroke, and all other degenerative and progressive neuromuscular diseases. 

A native of Brazil, Dr. Selber attended medical school at the Pontifice Catholic University of Capinas in Sao Paulo and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Institute Jundiaiense and Paulo Sacramento Hospital in Jundiai. After fellowship training in neuromuscular diseases at the Association for Assistance of the Disabled Child (AACD) in Sao Paulo, Dr. Selber went on to complete fellowships in pediatric orthopedics, cerebral palsy, and gait analysis at Children’s Memorial Hospital with Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, and Gillette Children’s Hospital with the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, MN.

Before joining Columbia Orthopedics, Dr. Selber was one of Brazil and Australia’s leading experts in cerebral palsy and gait analysis, establishing gait analysis laboratories in Sao Paulo, at AACD, and in Sydney at Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Since his training, Dr. Selber has collaborated with 7 gait analysis laboratories in the USA, Brazil, and Australia. In Australia he worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney, and maintained a private practice in Melbourne. Dr. Selber has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and lectures around the world on gait analysis and neuromuscular disorders.


  • Male

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (Brazil)
  • Residency: Institute Jundiaiense and Paulo Sacramento Hospital (Brazil)
  • Fellowship: Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
  • Fellowship: Children's Memorial Hospital at Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago IL
  • Fellowship: Association for Assistance of the Disabled Child (Brazil)