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Orthopaedic Surgery

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

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
3.9 Stars
412 Patient
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UPP - 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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September 25, 2017

dr. ward provided excellent and fully transparent information to us and our child. would recommend him to anyone.

September 19, 2017

best doctor and staff we have ever had

September 11, 2017

Dr Ward and his entire staff are excellent. Nothing bad to say about them. He is very knowledgeable and I trust his opinion 100%. Staff is friendly as well.

September 01, 2017

I had as appointment at 3:00 and did not see the doctor until4:30. Unacceptable

September 01, 2017

Dr Ward needs some people skills. He was cruel in the way he treated my son with special needs. the whole experience was a nightmare. He never touched my son. Barely looked at his medical records until I asked him. Talked down at him. He showed no compassion and acted as if we were bothering him by by taking up his time.

August 29, 2017

Dr. Ward is excellent! Very busy because he is very good. He answers all questions in a clear and concise way and takes care of issues right away. He makes difficult decisions quickly and I feel very comfortable in his care. I have read negative comments about his bedside manner, but I did not find that to be the case at all. He is just focused on making difficult decisions quickly and helping our little ones get the care they need as quickly as possible. I actually respected his approach and feel comfortable in his care. We got answers right away.

August 21, 2017

Our appt was a 110pm and we were not seen until around 215pm. My son fractured his tibia 9 days prior and we were to follow up in 5-7 days. Not only did we wait a long time, but when we went in, we were literally seen for 2 min for the doctor to pull up the xray and say these injuries usually take 4 weeks to heal so he will see us in 3 weeks to remove the cast. He briefly looked at my son's toes but that was the extent of the visit. The doctor was friendly, but the visit seemed like a waste of time for all parties involved.

August 15, 2017

Our family had never been to Children's before. I was given excellent instructions on how to get there and where to park. We knew exactly where to go when we arrived. We never waited more than a few minutes before we were helped to the next step of our appointment. Everyone involved was very friendly and professional. This appointment was among the best hospital experiences that I have ever had with my family.

August 14, 2017

I was not impressed at all. my child has a broken wrist and we were told from the emergency department to follow up in one week for another X-ray and to make sure the cast was okay. the provider looked at the old X-ray said it would heal fine and asked if he was doing ok handling the cast. the provider never rexrayed or looked at the cast. also he never asked if I had any concerns or questions just got up and walked out of the room saying see you in 4 weeks. I was very disgusted that we traveled almost two hours to not even be rechecked. when I mentioned the X-ray I did not get an answer.

August 14, 2017

Dr. Ward was excellent with the treating of my son's broken femur. He is strait and to the point, works quickly and efficiently, but takes time to explain what is going on and what is going to happen.