Paolo Mimbella , MD

Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

St. George’s University Graduate

College of Medicine (New York) Fellowship

Served as Academic Chief Resident at the University of Texas at Houston

“Discomfort is a catalyst for improvement”

Dr. Paolo Christopher Mimbella is a Double Board Certified Physician with expertise in both Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He has been practicing medicine for over 8 years – specifically practicing Interventional Pain Medicine for more than 3 of them. He is an alumnus of the University of Miami twice over, having received his baccalaureate and Master’s degrees from ‘the U’ with a focus on Exercise Physiology. He completed his Internship at Lincoln Medical Center – Weill Cornell in New York and graduated as Doctor of Medicine from St. George’s University. Subsequently, Dr. Mimbella completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and served as Academic Chief Resident at the University of Texas at Houston, McGovern School of Medicine. Finally, he completed additional Fellowship training in Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Upon completion of his training, he served as an Attending Physician in a Medically Underserved area of Texas in the county of El Paso. 

Dr. Mimbella has been academically active throughout his career with podcasts, contributions to medical knowledge databases, and textbook publications. Some of his noted articles include “Spinal Cord Injury – Related Pain” in the AAPMR KnowledgeNow Database, and “Chapter: Hamstring Injuries” for the textbook: Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal  Disorders, Pain, and Rehabilitation, 4th Edition. Meanwhile, areas of research and presentations include Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Palliative and Pain Multidisciplinary Conferences, and Transient HSV Motor Paresis Masquerading as Lumbar Myelopathy: A Case Report presented to the California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (CASIPP).

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Dr. Mimbella recently moved to South Florida and joined Spine and Wellness Centers of America. He currently delivers comprehensive spine, joint, and musculoskeletal pathology treatments in Kendall, Doral, and the Greater South Miami Area.

With a background in rehabilitative medicine, his approach to interventional pain medicine is patient-centric and holistic. Dr. Mimbella offers a toolbox of diagnostic acumen, therapeutic modalities, professionalism, and care to improve his patients’ quality of life. As part of the SWCA team, Dr. Mimbella can fully assess the patient and put together a treatment and action plan to restore optimum function.

Conditions he specializes in include: spine pain (cervical, thoracic, lumbosacral), compression fractures, joint pain, phantom and neuropathic pain, sports and musculoskeletal injuries, hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, CRPS, spasticity, as well as headache pain and syndromes. He delivers treatments at SWCA, including peripheral and sympathetic nerve blocks and ablations, joint injections, neuromodulation, vertebral augmentation, minimally invasive lumbar decompression, percutaneous tenotomy, and regenerative therapies (including platelet-rich plasma and stem cell treatments), botulinum neurotoxin therapy, among other offered interventions.

Proficient in these leading-edge and minimally invasive treatments, Dr. Mimbella, is an asset to the SWCA team. He is fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in Italian. He is actively learning French as well. He is a member of The American Academy of Pain Medicine and The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

He has strived to serve his communities as an attending physician, volunteer marathon and sports doctor, and even responded to natural disasters (e.g., Hurricane Harvey’s first response team in Houston, TX). 

Linda Rosner22 Dec 2021
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After 3 years of intolerance to Florida's humid climate post ciguatera poisoning and being suggested by another neurologist to move to a dryer climate, I have finally found relief from Stella Ganglion shots performed by Dr. Gonzàlez.
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Now I can go back to an active outdoor lifestyle inclusive of fishing, scuba diving, and long walks outdoors. Dr. Gonzàlez exudes confidence and passion for medical science and is compassionate to his patients. He takes time to explain the process, expectations and then asks during each and every session for feedback on how well I felt the treatment is responding. My insurance was initially not going to cover the procedure, but due to the testimony from Dr. Gonzàlez and other Doctors as to my well-being, insurance did finally decide to cover the expense. What a life changer this medical procedure was. My body can now regulate, properly in humidity, and all tingling sensations from fingertips to shoulders are now gone. I can now enjoy my life in Florida to its fullest! My quality of life is now better than I would have ever expected. Thank you, Dr. Gonzàlez!

Audrey Reinhartz
February 2022
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Dr Gonzalez is a fabulous Doctor. He saved my life! Without his knowledge & capabilities I would not be walking today! He is caring, compassionate, patient, & highly trained. In addition, his staff is wonderful. I have never had a problem getting an appointment & never had a long wait at my appointment. His staff was always friendly, polite, and made me feel welcome. I would and have, recommended Dr Gonzalez many, many times and will always do so. I am enjoying life because of him!
Avita Knighten
11 Jan 2021
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Very good doctor and staff. Very caring
Scott Lane19 Feb 2020
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Very nice people love Dr. G. Everybody's good to you.
Gabriel Miranda15 Jan 2020
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Dr. Gonzàlez and the rest of the staff are amazing. They are quick to attend to their patients and the level of compassion makes
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me feel like family. I also want to give a huge thank you to Maria and Jessica for always going out of their way to make this location one of the best that south Florida has to offer. I will recommend this practice to anyone! Thank you all for being such caring and amazing people, Gabriel Miranda.

Dave M.02 Oct 2019
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I am currently a patient of Dr. Gonzàlez and am receiving treatments for pain. As a patient and as a healthcare clinician I can
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confirm his extreme level of professionalism and dedication to helping me with my lower spine issue. Plus, equally important to Dr. Gonzàlez’s treatment and plan is the thoroughness and by professionalism of his staff members. I am grateful of the doctors expertise and his staff commitment to qualify and care.

Anonymous16 Jul 2019
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Dr. Gonzàlez is amazing. I have had many health issues over the last several years. I have seen Drs. (pain management),
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rhuemetologists, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, psychiatrists, internists, & many others-too many to remember. I moved here a few months ago & heard he was the best. He is the best pain management Dr. I have seen. As busy as he is he takes the time to ask ?'s, listen to all medical issues, not just pain from my spine. I am in bad shape, but feel if he can help me, he will.I would highly recocommend him

Ellen Gould19 Jun 2019
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Dr G is a Miracle worker. After being in constant pain for nine years. One shot from him and I am pain-free. Everyone should know about this.
Ela Goldfarb
26 Apr 2019
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Dr. Gonzàlez and his incredibly capable partners provide excellent guidance and advice for
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patients with pain. He is a skilled spine injection physician and has helped me for many years. They always try the least strong long medicine or medication available before you go on anything stronger which is so wise these days. This doctor follows you everywhere you go if you happen to be in the hospital he follows you in the hospital as he did my husband and he has been our family friend for years. We regard them highly and with out any reservation! You are the best Dr. G!!

Patricia Mele
January 2022
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I been her patient since 2018, Dr. Cristian González and María Callejas are the best human beings. I always said… it’s quality! No quantity! And that is what you received with them; the quality of caring… since you arrived and you signed your name all the staff welcomed you and in general you don’t has to wait for your appointment. They really work as a team and in a professional way.

On-Time Doctor Award (2018)

Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and promptness scores.

Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2018)

Patients’ Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2018)

Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and bedside manner scores.

Miami's Best Doctors (2013, 2014, 2015)

Dr. Christian Gonzalez was published in a special release publication by Miami Magazine which recognizes Miami’s Best Doctors.

Hospital Appointments

Aventura, FL

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Coral Gables, FL

North Miami Beach, FL

Higher Education/Experience

  • Past VP/President-Elect American Academy of Pain Management
  • Past Division Chief, Pain Medicine, University of Miami
  • Past Division Chief, Pain Medicine, University of Massachusetts
  • Past CEO/President, Massachusetts Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Past Director of Academic Committee, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Pain Medicine Fellow
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Anesthesiology Resident