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Sub Specialty:
Radiation Oncology
Cranial Base Surgery

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
224 Patient
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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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September 10, 2018

Dr. Lunsford is a great doctor and his staff are all wonderful and caring.

August 22, 2018

Dr Lunsford is a top professional in his field and came highly recommended. I have had medical and surgical treatment performed by Dr Lunsford and his staff previously to a more than satisfactory conclusion. I would highly recommend anyone .

August 22, 2018

Dr. Lunsford's and his Team are always exceptional and explain things in terms you can understand.

August 20, 2018

I recommend him

August 08, 2018

Excellent care and precise information. Straight to the point, showed value for my time without sacrificing quality care.

August 06, 2018

The team was amazing but it's a lot of information to process.

August 06, 2018

my visit with Dr. Lundsford was very professional and satisfying. I was honored to meet such a highly regarded doctor. He explained everything to me at a level of which I had no problem understanding.

August 01, 2018

From my phone call to set up this follow-op to my Gamma Knife surgery for an Acoustic Neuroma to the coordination of the MRI and Auditory tests, everything was done for me and a thorough set of instructions was sent to me. The staff is always courteous and cheerful making the whole experience as pleasant as possible. Mostly, I can't ssy enough about Dr. Lunsford. I have never experienced the level of care and genuine concern from a specialist in my life as I received from Dr. Lunsford and his staff. I was so nervous about the decision for the course of action needed to treat my brain tumor. Meeting Dr. Lunsford and choosing Gamma Knife was the best decision I could have made. The results are way better than I could have ever imagined. And the high level of care has continued over the course of time with these follow up visits. I'm so fortunate to have the level of expertise...the BEST care...right here in my own backyard so to speak when many people have to travel a distance to have access to it. I am so grateful to Dr. Lunsford. Best choice ever!

July 25, 2018

Best Dr. Ever

July 25, 2018

Dr. Lunsford and his staff we courteous, professional and caring. After a long career in pharmaceutical sales, I have spoken with, interacted or engaged with many physicians and healthcare providers. Dr. Lunsford has been recognized by his peers and is an expert in his field, yet he takes the time to educate his patients, answer their questions and relate to them on a personal. Having had neurosurgery, GKSR twice before along with field radiation over the last 20 years, I have educated myself on my condition. Dr. Lunsford spoke with me as an educated patient and valued my opinions and observations. That is very rare.