Dr. Bolinger 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 within the Neurotrauma Clinical Trials Center (formerly known as 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 UPMC in 2013 to complete fellowship training in complex spine surgery under the direction of Drs. Adam Kanter, David Okonkwo, and Peter Gerszten.
Board certified in neurosurgery, and after years of practice in Pennsylvania, Dr. Bolinger joined the UPMC Department of Neurosurgery in April of 2020 as a clinical assistant professor. Dr. Bolinger is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Association, and the North American Spine Society.