Alp Ozpinar, MD

  • Chief Resident

Alp Ozpinar, MD, a native of Istanbul, Turkey, joined the University of Pittsburgh neurosurgery residency program in July of 2015 after receiving his medical degree from Oregon Health and Science University. He previously graduated with highest honors from University of California, Davis in 2009 with a degree in biomedical engineering.

While in medical school, Dr. Ozpinar was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha as a junior, and was awarded the School of Medicine Research Award and Outstanding Medical Student Scholarship upon graduation.

During medical school Dr. Ozpinar studied the natural history and long-term outcomes of trigeminal neuralgia. He also conducted research on long-term outcomes for DREZ procedure for brachial plexus avulsion, role for simultaneous decompressive craniectomy for high grade SAH, and molecular marker analysis for primary and secondary GBMs.

Dr. Ozpinar is an avid tennis player and occasionally competes in men’s open tennis tournaments. His other hobbies include fishing, running and home improvement.

Dr. Ozpinar's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Cerebrovascular neurosurgery; endoscopic, endonasal, and skull base neurosurgery; scoliosis and complex spinal deformity.

Professional Organization Membership

Alpha Omega Alpha
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Turkish American Doctors Association of Midwest

Education & Training

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2009
  • MD, Oregon Health and Science University, 2015

Honors & Awards

  • Charlie Kuntz Scholar Award, AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, 2016
  • Outstanding Medical Student Scholarship, Oregon Health and Science University, 2015
  • School of Medicine Research Award, Oregon Health and Science University, 2015
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 2014
  • National Dean's List, 2009