About The Surgeon
Dr. Birnbaum was born and raised in Fullerton, California and graduated from Fullerton High School. He has obtained well-rounded experiences in academics and extracurricular activities. Outside of work, he has strong interests in water sports. He played water polo while at Fullerton High School achieving 1st Team All League and all CIF honors. He also competed in intercollegiate water polo at UC Davis. He has since transitioned to surfing and often travels internationally on surf trips. He lives in Huntington Beach and surfs there regularly.
Dr. Birnbaum’s academic achievements include being awarded Intern of the Year while at Oakland General Hospital/Michigan State University. He has been directly involved in research and has 2 major publications. His first major publication was completed during his residency. It involves hip screw fixation for children with Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE). His second major publication was performed during his fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. It involves interposition arthroplasty of the elbow. The paper supports use of biologic tissue for elbow reconstruction for younger patients with moderate to severe elbow arthritis. Both articles can be visualized by clicking on the link.
Fullerton Union High School
University of California, Davis
Osteopathic Medical School
Western University of the Health Sciences
Oakland General Hospital/Michigan State University
Madison Heights, Michigan
Orthopedic Surgery Residency
Peninsula Hospital Orthopedic Consortium
Far Rockaway, New York
New York University/Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
Hand and Elbow Arthritis
AO Swiss Trauma