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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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.7 Stars
490 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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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 !!

April 11, 2017

Dr Donaldson and his staff are excellent. i work in the health care system and recomend him to lots of people.

April 05, 2017

as much as I dislike going to a doctor, Dr. Donaldson lll is not one of them. he is patient, considerate and understanding. always willing to listen to what I have to say. I would not go to any other doctor for my back issues because I believe in and trust Dr William Donaldson lll.

April 05, 2017

Taken back to room promptly but waited 40 minutes in room for resident then seen by MD

April 04, 2017

In all of our visits to UPMC facilities - staff is always helpful, caring and kind

March 29, 2017

Took time to show my friend what my 'back' x-rays revealed. I had asked him to do that... I was there to have my neck evaluated. Dr. Donaldson has performed two surgeries on my body... lumbar spine and cervical. I appreciated that he took the time to show my friend the condition of my back.

March 22, 2017

Felt I was in Good hands with care and concern for my injury. Trusted the team and their knowledge.

March 21, 2017

Excellent as always!

March 01, 2017

All good