Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Photo: Timothy A. Burd, M.D.

Dr. Timothy Burd is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship-trained spine surgeon who joined Nebraska Spine + Pain Center in 2003 after completing his training in spine surgery. He specializes in neck and low-back spine disease as well as low-back pain in pediatric patients and athletes.

After graduating with his Bachelor of Arts degree in biological sciences from California State University, Fullerton, Dr. Burd earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha. He went on to complete his general surgery internship at Creighton University Medical Center and Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Omaha before completing his orthopedic surgery residency at University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics in Columbia. Dr. Burd completed his subspecialty training in orthopedic spine surgery at the Texas Back Institute in Texas.

Outside of his practice and orthopedic research, Dr. Burd’s interests include sports, biographies, reading, philanthropy, and weight training. He enjoys spending time with his family, including family vacations.

Dr. Burd is available to see patients at Nebraska Spine + Pain Center in Omaha as well as at our satellite office in Norfolk.

Education & Training 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences, Cell and Molecular Biology: California State University, Fullerton, CA 
  • Doctor of Medicine: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE 
  • General Surgery Internship: Creighton University Medical Center – Saint Joseph's Hospital, Omaha, NE 
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics, Columbia, MO 
  • Orthopedic Traumatology Fellowship: AO Trauma Fellowship, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, MO 
  • Orthopedic Spine Fellowship: Texas Back Institute, Plano, TX 


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 

Current Positions 

  • Attending Orthopedic Spine Surgeon: Nebraska Spine Hospital, Omaha, NE 
  • Clinical Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE 
  • Adjunct Faculty, Resident Spine Education: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 
  • Medical Alumni Advisory Board Member: Creighton University, Omaha, NE 

Team Affiliations 

  • Orthopedic Spine Consultant: University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks and Creighton University Sports Teams 

Professional Affiliations 

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • AO Alumni Association 
  • AO Spine North America, Faculty 
  • AO Trauma North America, Faculty 
  • Metro Omaha Medical Society 
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association 
  • National Association of Spine Specialists 
  • Nebraska Medical Association 
  • Nebraska Orthopedic Society 
  • North American Spine Society