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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
372 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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November 15, 2016

the only thing me and my wife didn't really like it was the wait time. Our appointment was scheduled at 1:20pm she had her sonogram done around 2:00pm but then we were seen by the doctor after 4:00pm.

November 15, 2016

dr ward was extremely rude. we waited for more than 45 minutes after we had an X-ray. he walked in 1.5 hrs after our appointment, pulled up an X-ray, said everything is in place and tried to walk out of the room. I stopped him and asked a few questions. He answered quickly as if I was bothering him. he never once looked, touched or asked about my child. I found him very ignorant.

November 14, 2016

Dr Ward is excellent. You do not wait in the room, he was in very promptly. He did not waste my time. He did the exam, looked at the x-ray. Explained everything to me so I could understand. Quick appointment. Esp after being at work all day its nice to have a quick appointment and not be there for hours. Couldn't ask for anything more!!

November 08, 2016

we waited almost 2 hours for the dr to come in the exam room

November 08, 2016

Dr. Ward is very nice and knowledgable. He explained several things to us and my child and we feel confident with his care.

November 08, 2016

We visted the ED twice in 1 week on the same issue. I contacted the office via central scheduling 3x's to discuss my concerns and never received a call back. My daughter was misdiagnosed in the ER and casted for a sprain which was explained to me after she had already been in a cast for 3 weeks. However, the MD was very respectful and kind - he didn't explain why she was misdiagnosed so many times but provided us with information going forward. I was satisfied with this.

November 07, 2016

I just assumed coming to a children's hospital that the Dr would have been more engaging and child friendly. He seemed cold, strict and never explained things to our face, he was looking at the computer most of the time. He also examined my son in about 2 seconds and that was it.

November 07, 2016

The doctor was very arrogant and dismissive of both my daughter's and my comments and concerns. He had no bedside manner and took 2 minutes to 'examine' her physically and spent the rest of the time looking at the computer to view x-rays and MRI. When we asked for options for her pain and solutions, he again was very dismissive of her pain and seemed to appear that he did not believe her pain was as real as it is. I am thoroughly disappointed that he is a physician at Children's Hospital and a representative of the medical community at that organization. While he may be a skilled and knowledgeable physician, he is a miserable person to deal with regarding the health of a child. I hope this feedback will have some impact on your management and/or evaluation of him as a physician at your hospital.

November 07, 2016

tried to get rid of me quickly after waiting 3 hours!!! to see him

October 31, 2016

my son has had a diagnosis since birth and went through years of thearpy to overcome his challenges. While only one notice symptom is still there the doctor disagreed with the diagnosis after seeing my son for only 3 minutes and not knowing full medical history. So he tells him that, that is not what he has he has something else!!!