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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 St Margaret

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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228 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 09, 2019

Great provider, and very pleasant experience with UPMC.

September 09, 2019

Dr. Lunsford is a wonderful doctor. I travel from Cleveland because of the professional treatment I get at UPMC.

September 04, 2019

Doctor Lunsford did Gamma Knife surgery on me 6 years ago for my AVM to save my life! Dr Lunsford is one of the greatest doctors in the world!! His outstanding medical care & compassion for all his patients is unmatched! His Physician Assistant Svetlana Trofimova is also one of the most intelligent & caring persons I've ever met! What a Great Team & support staff!! UPMC is very fortunate to have such outstanding doctors!

August 28, 2019

Dr. Lunsford should wear a big S on the front of his shirt because he is a Super doctor! He explained everything to my husband and me about my cancer. Very professional yet warm and friendly. I consider him my lifesaver and hero.

August 28, 2019

Dr Dade Lunford is brilliant, and certainly extremely prepared, kind, and focused on helping the patient.

August 26, 2019

I have always had a good appointments with Dr. Lunsford.

August 21, 2019

Dr Lunsford and his staff are World Class healthcare providers. I could not ask for a better experience.

August 14, 2019

This was my first appointment with Dr. Lunsford. I was pleasantly surprised with the speed that he and his staff made appointments for me to gather further information concerning my treatment.

August 05, 2019

Dr Lunsford is easily one of the foremost experts on treating vestibular schwannoma and I'm glad to be counted among his success stories.

July 31, 2019

Always gives quality care