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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):
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Presbyterian

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.8 Stars
522 Patient
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UPP - 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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October 17, 2017

5-star medical provider. The doctor took tiime to listen to me describe my concern, reviewed my e-ray abd ultrasound and give a clear description of my problem, including a range of treatments. The doctor used clear, plain English ensuring I would understand. I'm glad to have Dr Fowler as my hand specialist and again very satisfied with my UPMC medical team

October 13, 2017

All good

August 31, 2017

Dr. Fowler is absolutely great. He listens and is truly concerned about his patients. He is the best.

August 24, 2017

No complaints. Dr. Fowler is caring, friendly and knowledgeable. I consider him an excellent Dr.

August 22, 2017

Dr Fowler has great bedside manner. Puts you at ease

August 22, 2017

Love Dr. Fowler and the entire staff!

August 18, 2017

Dr. Fowler is a fantastic doctor!!! He is ALWAYS friendly and caring and he ALWAYS takes his time with his patients. Three people in our family are patients of Dr. Fowler and I always know that he will give us the best possible care. He is so knowledgeable, so personable and very kind. I wish Dr. Fowler did lower body orthopedics as well. My girls would love him to be able to treat all their gymnastics related injuries.

August 17, 2017

John is a great person and orthopedic surgeon! He cares deeply about his patients and develops an awesome repoor with them. Very easy to talk to and is sensitive to situations but very knowledgeable at the same time. UPMC has a winner in Dr Fowler

August 17, 2017

Excellent efficient care and follow thru of care

August 15, 2017

the entire experience with Dr. Fowlers group is excellent - the Office workers could not be more helpful.