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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
190 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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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.

March 22, 2017

Very Professional

March 20, 2017

Dr. Lunsford is an amazing doctor. I have seen many doctors for a very stubborn brain tumor and only he has had success in treating me. He is professional, compassionate and makes me feel I am in the best hands possible. I thank God I have found myself in his care. The quality of my life is so much better now. I am able to enjoy and participate in my new grandchilds life beacause of Dr. Lunsford. He has treated my tumor and also allowed me to keep my vision as well as an improvement in my overall well being. Again thank you Dr. Lunsford !!!

March 13, 2017

Dr. Lunsford is wonderful

March 13, 2017

very long wait

March 13, 2017

always have excellent care and service when visiting Dr Lunsford and team. we actually travel over 3 hours just to see Dr Lunsford, due to the excellent care and service

February 22, 2017

My visit was a very good experience.

February 20, 2017

I have complete confidence with UPMC and their Dr's and staff

February 15, 2017