Dr Wirt, raised in Lansing, Michigan, joined the Front Range Center for Brain & Spine Surgery, P.C. in 1980 after completing his surgical internship and his neurosurgical residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital. He earned his M.D. degree in 1974 from the University of Michigan. Dr. Wirt became a certified member of the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 1982 and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 1984.