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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 Presbyterian
UPMC St. Margaret

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.7 Stars
417 Patient
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UPP - 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 04, 2018

With Dr Donaldson, always good

March 28, 2018

Dr. Donaldson and his staff are fantastic. I am treated so kindly and my needs are meet so quickly that my experience is not like going to the doctors. I never feel pressured, my questions and concerns are always handled immediately with a professional approach and dignity.

March 22, 2018

very professional and knowledgeable Dr. I think he really is interested in helping me with my back issues.

March 20, 2018

Excellent care was given!!!

March 14, 2018

Very impressed with the efficiency of the appointment. Checked in, had x-rays taken, spoke to Dr. Donaldson with never more than 2 minutes wait between steps.

March 06, 2018

I am an RN with extensive OR experience and had an article pertaining to my problem that I wanted the doctor to look at and he wasn't interested at all which I thought was rather arrogant. It is very important to me because I believe I need a specific MRI that he said he wouldn't order( the reason I went here).

March 06, 2018

very good visit

February 28, 2018

Very good experience!

February 20, 2018


February 20, 2018

Extremely courteous reception staff and X-Ray Staff. Doctors were courteous, engaging and professional. Would recommend to anyone.