Robert L. Bailey, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Robert L. Bailey, MD—an ABNS board-certified neurosurgeon—joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery in January of 2019 as a clinical assistant professor. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his residency training at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed fellowship training at Wellington Regional Hospital in Wellington, New Zealand.

Dr. Bailey specializes in the surgical management of degenerative spine disease of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, utilizing both traditional methods as well as the latest minimally invasive approaches. He also specializes in the surgical removal of both primary and secondary tumors of the spine. Dr. Bailey works with primary care physicians, neurologists, pain management specialists and other clinicians to formulate an individualized treatment plan for his patients. He provides spine care in the Wexford area of Pittsburgh and also participates in community based clinics in outlying communities including Butler, Pa. and Sewickley, Pa.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Back and spine care; minimally invasive spine surgery; robotic spine surgery.

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Hospital Privileges

UPMC Mercy
UPMC Passavant
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Shadyside

Professional Organization Membership

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Medical Association
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Pennsylvania Neurological Society

Education & Training

  • BA, Brigham Young University, 2004
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania, 2009
  • Fellowship, Wellington Regional Hospital, New Zealand, 2014
  • Residency, University of Pennsylvania, 2016

Media Appearances

UPMC Spine Center: Restoring Lives With a Comprehensive Approach
North Hills Monthly
January 2023

Dr. Robert L. Bailey talks about back and spine issues
WPXI-TV11 Community Matters
February 9, 2021