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Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub Specialty:
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Spine/Back/Neck Surgery

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

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
3.9 Stars
326 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Shriners Hospital for Children
1645 W. 8th St.
Erie, PA 16505
Office Phone:
(814) 875-8700

UPMC at Oxford Drive
600 Oxford Dr.
Suite 200
Monroeville, PA 15146
Office Phone:
(412) 687-3900

Children's North
2599 Wexford Bayne Rd.
Sewickley, PA 15143
Office Phone:
(412) 692-5530

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


Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Duke University School of Medicine,
Durham, NC

Duke University School of Medicine,
Durham, NC

University Berne,
Berne, Switzerland

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children,
Dallas, TX

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August 16, 2016

Dr. Ward is an expert in his field and greatly appreciated. His only area of growth would be to have increased interaction with the patient--it's all business. One or two questions about the patient's current life would greatly increase engagement and take very little time.

August 15, 2016

Dr. Ward acted like wee were wasting his time. He spent less than 10 min with our son and determined he could do nothing for him. The whole appointment was a waste of our time.

August 09, 2016

I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Ward. He was very good at explaining the procedure and recovery to my child. He would talk directly to my son and treat him with respect. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

August 08, 2016

Excellent, wonderful surgeon, not the best bedside manners.

July 26, 2016

The exam room floor was in need of cleaning. Otherwise a quick, good experience.

July 11, 2016

did a great job very happy with the results

July 11, 2016

Disappointed with the follow-up visit - no follow-up x-rays were given, physician did not ask about my child's level of pain or if there were any questions or concerns. Never touched my child or looked at her cast - only briefly reviewed the x-rays given in the ER and told me to schedule an appointment in 4 weeks to remove the cast. Total time for the appointment was approximately 5 minutes. A nurse and resident were present in the room and did not introduce themselves. This "appointment" could have been given over the phone or not at all - I didn't learn anything new that wasn't already told to me in the ER. And the worst part is my insurance company will be billed and I had to pay the co-pay. And I had to drive over an hour to get to Children's, so I didn't appreciate the inconvenience.

July 01, 2016

Dr. Timothy Ward's surgery skills demonstrate exceptional knowledge required for his field of medicine. He listens to you so well you can almost hear his brain thinking out loud and is ever vigilant to your physical movement which also provides a diagnosis. Dr. Ward 's diagnosis will give you the confidence you need to make your own personal decision. My electrical shocks were immediately terminated after surgery. If you are hesitant about postponing neck surgery don't. We all have a window of opportunity, use your's wisely. My Dr. Ward guide you.

July 01, 2016

Very good experience in all areas

July 01, 2016