Dr. Paolini is a board certified Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeon. He graduated from The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine in 1990 and did an Internship in General Surgery at the University of Buffalo in 1991. Following this training, he did a two year Research Fellowship at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo studying vaccine development for otitis media. In 1997 he finished his training in Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Buffalo and was board certified a year later by the American Board of Otolaryngology in adult and pediatric medicine.

Dr. Paolini is also a Clinical Assistant Professor with The SUNY at Buffalo Department of Otolaryngology. He is the 2012-2013 President of the Erie County Medical Society and has held numerous positions within the state and local medical societies. His hospital affiliations include Catholic Health and Kaleida Health, including Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo.