Daniel M. Bursick, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Daniel Bursick




Daniel M. Bursick, MD, is clinical professor of neurosurgery at UPMC Mercy. His clinical interests include neurosurgical trauma, brain stem injuries, spinal neurosurgery, and the surgical treatment of pain.

He received his medical degree from the M.S. Hershey School of Medicine at Pennsylvania State University in Hershey, Pa., completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and received postgraduate fellowship training in neurosurgery at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in London. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Spine surgery, neurosurgical trauma, neuromodulation for pain.

Community Clinic Sites

MonValley Health Plex
800 Plaza Drive
Suite 160
Rostraver, PA 15012

UPMC Mercy
1350 Locust Street, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgeons

Hospital Privileges

Monongahela Valley Hospital
UPMC Mercy

Professional Organization Membership

Allegheny County Medical Society
American College of Surgeons 
American Association of Neurological Surgeons 
Congress of Neurological Surgeons 
Pennsylvania Neurological Society
Pennsylvania Medical Society 

Education & Training

BS, Biology, University of Pittsburgh, 1972
MD, Pennsylvania State University, 1976
Residency, University of Pittsburgh, 1982
Fellowship, Neurology, National Hospitals for Nervous Diseases, 1982

Honors & Awards

Pittsburgh Magazine, Best Doctors, 2012-17

Media Appearances

Lauren Dirling Story: How One Athlete Overcame Brain Tumor
(UPMC Video)
College student presents with a plum-sized brain tumor threatened to derail her education