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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:
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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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October 23, 2017

referred to Dr. Ward from family physician due to abnormal spine xray. very happy with all services. long wait but that wasnt a,problem.

October 23, 2017


October 10, 2017

the experience we had was that Dr Ward didn't have a very good bedside manner st all ..he was not compassionate at all with my child fear ..she was visably upset and he said nothing to try and calm her fears at all other then told me to speak to her anistelodgist about her fears of needles ..I understand he does see many children but he needs to take time to at least help calm the fears especially with a teenager that already has anxiety ..

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

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.

September 01, 2017

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

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.