Bryan Bolinger, DO

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Bryan Bolinger, DO, received a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh in 2001. During his undergraduate years, he also participated in clinical and bench research at the Brain Trauma Research Center and the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research. Dr. Bolinger obtained his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007 and completed his neurosurgical residency through the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Consortium of Hospitals in 2013. 

Dr. Bolinger returned to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2013 to complete fellowship training in complex spine surgery under the direction of Adam Kanter, MDDavid Okonkwo, MD, PhD, and Peter Gerszten, MD. Board certified in neurosurgery, and after years of practice in Pennsylvania, Dr. Bolinger joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery in April of 2020 as a clinical assistant professor.

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

Specialized Areas of Interest

Minimally invasive spine surgery; lateral access spine surgery; artificial disc technology; spinal cord stimulation; spinal cord injury; spine trauma; traumatic brain injury.

Board Certifications

American Osteopathic Board of Surgery – Neurosurgical Discipline

Hospital Privileges

UPMC Carlisle
UPMC Community Osteopathic
UPMC Hanover
UPMC Harrisburg
UPMC Lititz
UPMC Memorial
UPMC West Shore
UPMC Williamsport

Professional Organization Membership

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
American Osteopathic Association
North American Spine Society

Education & Training

  • BS, Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, 2001
  • DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2007
  • Neurosurgical Residency, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2013
  • Fellowship, Complex Spine Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2014

Honors & Awards

  • AANS/CNS Cahill Fellowship Award, 2013

Media Appearances

UPMC in Central Pa. offers team approach to spine care)
Central Penn Business Journal
April 1, 2024

UPMC launches new spine care program in Central Pa. (Harrisburg, Pa.)
March 25, 2024