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Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub Specialty:
Elbow Surgery
Hand,Wrist,and/or Upper Extremity Surgery
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
Finger(s) Surgery
Pediatric Upper Extremity

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Children's Surgery Centers
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Presbyterian
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

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

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
UPMC Mercy Professional Building
1350 Locust St.
Suite 220
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Office Phone:
(412) 687-3900

UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
Scheduling Phone:
(412) 687-3900

Kaufmann Medical Building
3471 Fifth Ave.
Suite 1010
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 687-3900

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Ave.
2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Office Phone:
(412) 692-5530

UPMC Rooney Sports Complex
3200 S. Water St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Office Phone:
(412) 687-3900


Hand Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


MD, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Temple University School of Medicine,
Philadelphia, PA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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June 23, 2017

Dr. John Fowler is an outstanding physician who shows compassion and concern for his patients. I would highly recommend him as an orthopedic surgeon to anyone needing orthopedic services.

June 23, 2017

I had a good experience. everyone was friendly and things were done quickly

June 20, 2017

All that I expected

June 02, 2017

Dr John R Fowler is a very compassionate , very personable surgeon. I was very impressed and would recommend him to my friends and family

June 02, 2017

Dr. Fowler greeted me with a smile and warm welcome, shared excitement in my progress and healing. He provided suggestion for my continued recovery and how to address my concerns and issues. He spend adequate time speaking me and provided positive and encouraging words. He welcomed my questions and concerns. Dr. Fowler provides outstanding patience care and knowledge. He goes out of his providing information and thorough procedures explaining the steps along the way. I know if I ask a question he will kindly respond with an informative answer that is easy to understand.

May 26, 2017

Great experience... Dr. Fowler is an amazing doctor and his team were wonderful to work with!

May 26, 2017

Dr. Fowler is very thorough and explains precisely his next step in treatment. I would recommend him for anyone experiencing what I am now!

May 25, 2017

Dr. Fowler is an excellent, evidence-based practitioner who displays extraordinary compassion and skill.

May 25, 2017

Everyone at the facility was very professional and friendly. Our visit was very stress free and easy

May 23, 2017

Dr. Fowler has treated my daughters and now he is treating me:) He goes above and beyond for his patients. I trust him 110% because I know he always has his patients' best interest at heart. He is an amazing doctor and an amazing person:)