Dr. Bookwalter is clinical assistant professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery for the neck and back, artificial disc replacement, ulnar and median nerve problems, and peripheral and sacral tumors.
Dr. Bookwalter holds a medical degree from Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, and completed residencies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and University of Pittsburgh, and an internship at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He is board-certified in neurological surgery.
Dr. Bookwalter is a pioneer in the area of minimally invasive spinal surgery. In 1994 he authored an article on what was at the time the largest series of outpatient microdiscectomies in Spine.
Dr. Bookwalter's interest in the development of neurosurgical services internationally has led him to work in Xian and Wuxi, China; Antigua, Guatemala; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
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