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Specialty:

Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Hospital Affiliation(s):
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
UPMC East
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC St. Margaret


Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.7 Stars
461 Patient
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LOCATION(S):

UPP - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kaufmann Medical Building
3471 Fifth Ave.
Suite 1010
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 687-3900
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UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
Scheduling Phone:
(412) 687-3900
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BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education:

MD, Rush University Medical College, Chicago, IL

Residency:
Hospital for Special Surgery,
New York, NY


Fellowships:
Hospital for Special Surgery,
New York, NY



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October 25, 2017

Very well mannered - understanding-I could understand all of what he said

October 24, 2017

Dr. Donaldson operated on both my wife and I in the last 4 years. We both have and would highly recommend him to anyone with back problems.

October 18, 2017

I DROVE 2 HOURS TO SEE THIS DOCTOR. I WON'T KNOW ANYTHING MORE UNTIL TEST ARE IN.

October 18, 2017

Dr Donaldson gave me outstanding care several years ago when I fractured my spine ---- I trust him completely, and will always consult him concerning any spinal issues I may have .!!!!!

October 18, 2017

I like how attentive they are

October 17, 2017

Dr. Donaldson is a highly skilled surgeon. He is also kind and listens to patient concerns, makes thoughtful decisions, then conveys his opinions and options available to his patient. I feel I am in the very best hands with Dr. Donaldson, his nurse, Lauren and his staff.

October 11, 2017

my pain is very bad. i asked for something to relieve the pain to some degree and was given a script for 30 days only and told to go to another doctor for my pain. i think my doctor there is great and would recomend him to everyone; only wished he would have helped me with my pain control more than he did.

October 04, 2017

First visit to Dr. Donaldson, was very satisfied. Hopefully, I will get better and will not have to return. His assistant Dr. Johnson was very knowledgeable and explained everything to me.

October 04, 2017

great care from the moment I walked through the door .

October 04, 2017

excellent