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Orthopaedic Surgery

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

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.7 Stars
429 Patient
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UPP - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
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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June 26, 2018

I have recommend Dr.Donaldson to many of my friends & definitely my family

June 26, 2018

I am so thankful tor the knowledge and experience of the care provider.

June 26, 2018

he gave me a better quality life

June 20, 2018

Dr Donaldson & his staff were very professional & knowledgeable. I felt I was in good hands

June 20, 2018

nice treatment

June 20, 2018

1st Dr in 4 1/2 years that was concerned about my back issues and ongoing pain.

June 19, 2018

I absolutely think the world for Dr Donaldson and his staff. Dr Donaldson is a very kind and understand man. Dr Donaldson performed my back surgery February 9th. He went above and beyond to help me before and after surgery. He explained in great detail to me, as well as my wife. while I stayed in the hospital after surgery he made sure that I was as comfortable as possible. Everyone at UPMC that I have meet, or took part in my care are great people. it is my opinion that the staff is well trained, caring and supportive. I am still having issues after my surgery, but I feel confident that Dr Donaldson will help me through the week rest of this process. I can't think the many staff, nurses and Doctors enough for the care and kind treatment that I have received at UPMC. I wouldn't hesitate at all to recommend Dr Donaldson or UPMC to my family and friends.

June 19, 2018

I did not like the fact, after only seeing me one time, he upgraded me from sedintary, to light duty, it has caused more pain! the regular doctor I was seeing, had me on sedintary duty, not light, my job has used this to have me do stuff, I do not need to! things not commensurate to my healing!

June 13, 2018

I have recommended Dr. Donaldson on several occasions. Dr Donaldson has operated on me 11 years ago and April 30th and has done a great job both times.

June 12, 2018

I use the Message function to ask my provider questions or get information. I get a response back usually the same day, but definetly the next day. I love this function - saves lots of time. He is very caring, good listener and teacher, and clinician. Just appreciate coming to him.