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Sub Specialty:
Spine/Back/Neck Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Northwest

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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96 Patient
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Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Associates - UPMC
44 Circle St.
Franklin, PA 16323
Office Phone:
(814) 437-2191


Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery


MD, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Temple University School of Medicine,
Philadelphia, PA

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February 27, 2019

I took a cancellation and was able to get in a few weeks early. I was very pleased with my meeting with Dr. Karian.

February 19, 2019

Dr. John Karian is THE BEST (and he is humble). :-)

February 19, 2019


January 15, 2019

Dr, Karian listens to you, explains things so that you understand what is wrong. Takes time to explain your options and shows a genuine interest in your health problems.

January 09, 2019

Excellent human being and doctor. Love his dedication to our Lord.

December 05, 2018

very professional office and office staff

December 04, 2018

Dr Karian provided me with excellent information and took his time to explain everytjhing

November 27, 2018

Never had a bad experience with Dr Karian.

November 27, 2018

Dr. Kirian is the nicest, most thoughtful doctor i have met.

October 31, 2018

dr. Karian is so pleasant and interested in his patients. He remembers you and makes you feel that he really cares about you