Jacob Birlingmair, MD is a fellowship-trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at AOA with clinical experience in the comprehensive treatment of spinal disorders from the neck through the lower back.

Prior to joining AOA, Dr. Birlingmair earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He earned a Doctorate of Medicine from Rush Medical College of Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. While in medical school he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He then completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. After residency, he completed a combined Orthopedic and Neurosurgical spine fellowship at the world renowned Norton Leatherman Spine Center in Louisville, Kentucky. There he trained under both orthopedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons, exposing him to a diverse set of surgical techniques. He has experience with standard open operative techniques, as well as modern innovative techniques, such as computer guided navigation and robotic spine surgery.

Dr. Birlingmair is experienced in a range of highly specialized procedures including spinal fusions of the back and neck, discectomy, laminoplasty, laminectomy, minimally invasive procedures, and robotic assisted spine surgery.

Dr. Birlingmair treats a range of spine-related conditions, including spinal injuries, adult and pediatric spinal deformity, fractures, degenerative disease, disc herniations, and spinal stenosis.

Dr. Birlingmair has made a lifelong commitment to providing the highest level of care to as many patients as possible and to remain at the forefront on a path toward the advancement of the field of spine surgery. His primary goal is to educate patients a nd provide them with a full understanding of their diagnosis, including the non-operative and operative treatments for the management of their specific spinal condition. He believes that the relationship between a physician and patient is paramount, and remains a critical aspect in the combined effort towards accomplishing the desired outcome.

Dr. Birlingmair has produced and contributed to several peer reviewed publications and abstracts in the field of spine surgery and orthopedic surgery. His work has been presented at national meetings across the country.

Outside of his professional career, Dr. Birlingmair enjoys spending time with his family, watching sporting events, traveling, fishing, and chess.




Orthopedic Spine


Education & Certifications:


Norton Leatherman Spine Center | Louisville, Kentucky


University of Kansas Medical Center | Kansas City, Kansas

Medical Degree:

Rush University | Chicago, Illinois

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