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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
470 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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September 28, 2017

It was a long wait (almost an hour) but the doctor is worth it. The resident was friendly and helpful, and I trust the experience of the doctor.

September 26, 2017

Dr. Donaldson is a caring and very responsible doctor.

September 26, 2017

Total waste of time. Dr. talked to me for 2 minutes, didn't seem interested in helping me at all. Resident did all the talking, seemed condescending. I'm in terrible pain 24 hours a day, can't work and nobody wants to help me. MRI was done months ago and my back has gotten worse, no concern to exam me or do more tests.

September 20, 2017


September 20, 2017

Excellent visit. My problem was resolved adequately. Both the assistant and attending physician were attentive to my description of my problem and attentive to helping to resolve and provide relief.

September 19, 2017

Dr.Donaldson and his staff have always been friendly helpful and caring

September 13, 2017

great job

September 13, 2017

excellent provider and support staff

September 13, 2017

My concerns were explored and answered in a very professional and respectful manner.

September 13, 2017

Good care over all...