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Sub Specialty:
Radiation Oncology
Cranial Base Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC St. Margaret
UPMC Shadyside
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
UPMC Presbyterian
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
191 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

UPP - Department of Neurological Surgery
UPMC Presbyterian (UPMC Presbyterian - Gamma Knife)
200 Lothrop St.
Suite F-158
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 647-0953


Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery


MD, Columbia University Hospital, New York, NY

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

Karolinska Institute, Sweden,
Stockholm, Sweden

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May 24, 2017

Very professional, caring and proactive.

May 17, 2017

Dr Lunsford is very considerate and caring. Questions are patiently and thoroughly answered.

May 15, 2017

Dr Lundsford has always been very professional and knowledgeable. I feel very safe putting my life in his hands. Thank you for your deep concern for my problem.

May 08, 2017

I was seen in a very timely manner and did not have to wait.

April 24, 2017

Dr Lunsford and his staff were excellent.

April 20, 2017

Incredibly outstanding care by the physician and his staff. Gamma Knife center top notch in terms of patient experience.

April 17, 2017

Dr. Lunsford is exceptional. Very straight forward.

April 17, 2017

I have been a patient of Dr. Lunsford for 15 years. I have absolute trust in his knowledge for my health. He has a wonderful report as does his staff.

March 29, 2017

My experience with this provider was excellent. I was very lucky to get him as one of my doctors.

March 29, 2017

this was my one year follow up after brain surgery. I am very happy with the results of my surgery, my surgical care and follow up. just a comment: many of the above questions were not applicable (such as the pain questions). there should be an option for N/A.