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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
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.7 Stars
470 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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September 27, 2016

dr Donaldson is the ONLY surgeon I would consider invasive treatment of my neck back or arm. I trust him whole heartedly

September 21, 2016

very well taken care of

September 20, 2016

Care was adequately provided for the reason I was there.

September 14, 2016

very professional, listened to my concerns, provided solid recomendations

September 14, 2016

Dr. Donaldson is an excellent provider. He took the time to listen to all of my health concerns and addressed my immediate need. He ordered tests to assess my situation and based on my symptoms took the time to talk to me about what I can do and we wait for the other diagnostic tests to be completed. As a patient who was highly emotional and nervous about a possible diagnosis he helped put me at ease, calm me down and proceed with a plan to make a final diagnosis once the additional tests are completed.

September 07, 2016

Dr. Donaldson has excellent skills in evaluating the oroblem , and how to desk with it with caution. he provided me with alternative treatments to try. vs going straight to surgery.

September 07, 2016

would rate Dr Donaldson as an excellent provider & spent more than enough time with me

August 31, 2016

Dr. Donaldson manages to maintain a professional manner while giving warm, caring and attentive attention to my concerns. I didn't feel like a number.

August 24, 2016

Dr. Donaldson did my back surgery on 2001. I check in with him every 4-5 years to make sure everything is still as it should be or if I am experiencing discomfort. i am always grateful that I can get in to see him so quickly! it is usually within a week. It's like visiting an old friend.

August 17, 2016

Dr.Donaldson is excellent & very caring . He'll help as much as possible.