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Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub Specialty:
General Spine/Back/Neck (Non-Surgical)
Spine/Back/Neck Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC St. Margaret
UPMC Presbyterian

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.7 Stars
488 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kaufmann Medical Building
3471 Fifth Ave.
Suite 1010
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 687-3900

UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
Scheduling Phone:
(412) 687-3900


Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


MD, Rush University Medical College, Chicago, IL

Hospital for Special Surgery,
New York, NY

Hospital for Special Surgery,
New York, NY

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June 06, 2017

I very much enjoyed interacting with Dr. Donaldson about remnant conditions related to my neck surgery of 5 years ago.

May 17, 2017

Dr. Donaldson seemed very knowledgeable about my specific orthopedic situation.

May 17, 2017

I was very pleased with my care.

May 17, 2017

He is the Best doctor ever! They should all be like him! He is so caring & mild mannered.

May 03, 2017

it was the most pleasurable experience I've ever had! and I never felt like I was sitting for longer than 5 minutes

April 27, 2017

Dr Donaldson's time taken to show me the detail of the MRI images on the computer, moving to different areas of the spine to show me exactly what is occurring was very important and helpful to me. Being technical and a CAD designer, I completely understood the images and this greatly increased my confidence in Dr Donaldson.

April 26, 2017

excellent physician - I would highly recommend Dr. Donaldson. extremely professional, knowledgeable, compassionate and thorough.

April 19, 2017

good visit

April 19, 2017

Felt that Dr. Donnelson was giving me an excellent option to my back problems

April 18, 2017

Always very pleased. Appointments on time and always a pleasure to deal with everyone. Such a different experience at UPMC compared to my appointments at home. Would recommend to anyone. Just hope I don't lose this doctor and hospital in 2019, due to my insurance restrictions. Thank-you !!