Meet Our Spine Surgeon Team at OCPBC
Gerard D'Ariano, MD
Spine Surgery
Jason Billinghurst, MD
Spine Surgery
Dr. D’Ariano is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and a fellowship-trained spine surgeon. His undergraduate education was completed at Boston College with a BS in Biology. He graduated magna cum laude and as a member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society. He attended New York Medical College and graduated with honors, being elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society in his junior year. 

Additionally, he was awarded the New York Medical College Trustee Scholarship. Dr. D’Ariano then completed a one-year surgical internship and a four-year orthopedic surgery residency at New York University.

During his training, he was influenced by the strong spine surgery and neurosurgery program and decided to pursue advanced training in spine surgery. He completed a one-year fellowship in advanced reconstructive spinal surgery at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Jason Billinghurst, is a fellowship trained Orthopaedic 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 spinal 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 his fellowship in spine surgery at the prestigious San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders, where he gained extensive experience treating spinal deformities in both children and adults.