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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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
3.9 Stars
408 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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July 25, 2017

The doctor just told us he could only diagnose 20% of back pain and just pretty much said live with it or try acupuncture, chiropractor etc. There were no explanations or even trying to figure things out. I mentioned her ribs being uneven. He never even asked her to see them.

July 24, 2017

The wait was long for an anxious child, but we understood as we were the last appointment of the day. The Dr. was terrific and really set our child's and our minds at ease with her problem and was very patient with our questions. Highly recommended. The receptionist staff was gone when we came at 4:00 for a 4:15 appointment. Our files did not get transferred to the doctor and this caused delays.

July 18, 2017

Dr. Ward did an awesome job on my 11 year old daughters spinal fusion. When I first found out she had scoliosis, I was nervous wreck. I was referred to Dr. Ward by her Pediatrician. I, of course, did research prior to the appointment and was a little apprehensive after reading some of the comments. First, We never waited longer than 5 minutes to be called back to a room. Everything was extremely efficient and organized. Dr. Ward is an expert in his field and I couldn't be happier with the results of the surgery. The recovery was amazing the incision was done beautifully. I have seen other patients complaining about Dr. Ward's bedside manor. He is all business, but was never rude, which is what I prefer when someone is opening up my daughters back. I love him for the great job he did and would highly recommend him.

July 17, 2017

My daughter's appt with Dr. Ward was short and sweet. he reviewed my daughter's ultrasound and did an assessment on her. Afterwards he explained his findings and recommendations. He followed up with if I had any questions. Being in the medical field myself I understood the results and did not have any other concerns. Prior seeing Dr. Ward I researched him and found him to be the best candidate for my daughter's diagnosis. I am overallhappy with his care and would recommend him to anyone.

July 03, 2017

Our appt went very smoothly!! Very little wait time. Staff and Dr. were awesome. Polite and informative

July 03, 2017

Nurses and Dr. Ward did an excellent job listening and providing me with appropriate care.

July 03, 2017

I felt confident that the care provider was knowledgeable about my child and next steps, but he did not have a good "bedside" manner. I could best describe it as indifferent and a little grumpy. He did not make eye contact with my child or talk with him. He was abrupt and matter of fact with us. It may be due to him feeling that we were an easy in and out visit, but I expected more from him if his goal is to go above and beyond.

June 27, 2017

the dr seemed rushed and matter of fact. being told your daughter needs to be braced was emotional for us and his bed side manner wasn't great... while I understand he deals with this everyday... it was new to us

June 26, 2017

Dr spent less than 1 minute with us

June 26, 2017