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Jason Billinghurst MD, FAAOSBoard Certified Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Jason Billinghurst MD, FAAOS is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon. He treats disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, including degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, disc herniations, radiculopathy, myelopathy, spinal infections, and compression fractures.

Dr. Billinghurst was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers University with a Bachelors of Arts degree. He earned his medical degree from Cornell Medical College. While at Cornell, Dr. Billinghurst was involved in research projects at The Hospital for Special Surgery, the top ranked orthopaedic hospital in the country and at Erasmus University Medical Center’s biomechanics laboratory in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

After medical school Dr. Billinghurst completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at The University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. He then completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders, where he gained extensive experience treating spinal deformities in both children and adults.

Dr. Billinghurst specializes in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS). He utilizes innovative techniques that result in less blood loss and post-operative pain, which allows for outpatient surgery, short hospital stays and faster recovery times. Whenever possible, Dr. Billinghurst performs motion preservation surgery, such as disc replacements, which may be associated with better long term outcomes, as compared to fusions. Dr. Billinghurst has extensive experience treating osteoporotic compression fractures with a minimally invasive technique called kyphoplasty in the outpatient setting. He prides himself on giving his patients the best chance to regain function and mobility, and return to active, healthy lifestyles. When non-operative care is appropriate, Dr. Billinghurst works closely with other healthcare providers, including physical therapists, physiatrists, and pain management specialists.

Dr. Billinghurst is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (FAAOS) and an active member of the North American Spine Society, the J.Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society, and the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. He has been invited to speak at numerous local and regional meetings, taught at surgeon educational programs, and provides consulting services to industry on the design and development of spinal surgical devices.

Education

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    ABOS Board Certification, July 2019 - December 2029
  • San Diego Spine Fellowship Program
    Clinical Fellow, Orthopedic Spine Surgery , August 2008 - September 2009
  • UMDNJ, Department of Orthopaedics
    Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, July 2003 - June 2008
  • UMDNJ, Department of Surgery
    General Surgery Intern, July 2003 - June 2004
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Doctor of Medicine, May 2003
  • Rutgers College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
    B.A. magna cum laude (Biology), 1998

Practice, Hospital and ASC Affiliations

  • Sept. 2020 – Present

    Palm Beach Orthopaedic & Spine Associates, LLC
    Dba IntegraMed Spine(President/Owner)
    4631 N. Congress Ave, Ste. 205
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407

  • Feb. 2017 – Aug. 2020

    Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County
    180 JFK Drive
    Atlantis, FL 33462

  • Sep. 2015 – Jan. 2017

    Spine & Orthopaedic Specialists of South Florida, LLC
    2047 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, Ste 100
    West Palm Beach, FL 33409

  • Nov. 2013 – Aug. 2015

    National Orthopedics and Neurosurgery, P.A.
    3618 Lantana Road, Suite 100
    Lake Worth, FL 33468

  • Nov. 2012 – Oct. 2013

    ELITE Orthopaedic Associates
    2580 Metrocentre Blvd., Unit 1
    West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

  • Nov. 2009 – Oct. 2012

    EXCEL Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
    2801 N Decatur Rd, Ste 200
    Decatur, Georgia 30033

  • July 1994 – Aug. 1999

    Ethicon, Inc
    Somerville, NJ
    Research Technician

    • Wrote and executed protocols evaluating the biocompatibility of medical devices and the materials used in the manufacturing of such devices.
    • Conducted surgical laboratory training sessions for surgeons

Publications

  • Lim M. Green DW. Billinghurst JE. Huang RC. Rawlins BA. Widmann RF. Burke SW. Boachie-Adjei O. Scheuermann kyphosis: safe and effective surgical treatment using multisegmental instrumentation.

    Spine. 29(16):1789-94, 2004 Aug 15.

  • Billinghurst J. Akbarnia BA. Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion - XLIF.

    Current Orthopaedic Practice. 20(3):238-251, June 2009.

  • Mundis G. Akbarnia BA. Billinghurst JE. Haghighi S. Blindness and Visual Evoked Potentials: A novel application of an established technique to monitor intra-operative visual pathways.

    Abstract presented at 44th Annual Scoliosis Research Society Meeting, 9/2009

  • Gornet M.F.,Buttermann G.R.,Wohns R., Billinghurst J., Brett D.C.,Kube R.,Rafe Sales J.,(...),Copay A.G.Safety and efficiency of cervical disc arthroplasty in ambulatory surgery centers vs. hospital settings.

    International Journal of Spine Surgery, October 2018, 12 (5)557-564.

Honors/Awards

  • National Medical Fellowship Scholar
  • James Dickson Carr Scholar
  • Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar
  • National Achievement Scholar

Professional Associations

  • North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS)
  • J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa

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