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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
463 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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December 28, 2017

Best Spine Doctor in Pittsburgh

December 27, 2017

didn't feel like I got any reason for my neck/upper back pain, had reg xrays taken at the office but only ordered PT, no follow up visit needed or asked if I wanted one. Still have same pain but don't know why

December 27, 2017

Dr.Donaldson is the best doctor ever. He's very kind, helpful with any issues that I haveDr. Donaldson is the very best doctor I've ever had. He's compassionate & knowledgeable about your issues. He wants to help in anyway possible.Dr

December 27, 2017

Very good at explaining what he thought was causing my left hip area pain, No follow-up was scheduled, so have to watch progress and create a follow-up appointment if I believe it to be necessary.

December 13, 2017

Whenever I have had an appointment with Dr. Donaldson I was treated with respect, concern and a caring attitude.

December 06, 2017

Dr. Donaldson is always informative and compassionate. I trust him and value his opinion for continued treatment.

December 05, 2017

Dr Donaldson to me is a great doctor and has always had my best interest in mind. He's extremely understanding, listens to my concerns, provides great direction. I would and have, recommend him and UPMC any time.

December 05, 2017


December 05, 2017

Thanks to Dr. Donalson I can now do alot more since the back surgery than I could 2 years ago.

November 29, 2017

Dr. Donaldson always explains everything we need to know. We had an issue with a back brace and Dr. D took care of it for us.