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Sub Specialty:
Spine/Back/Neck Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Northwest

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.8 Stars
104 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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August 28, 2018

The doctor was very kind and took time to listen to me and offer all options to best treat my health issue.

August 28, 2018

Dr. Karian was very pleasant, well prepared and he had a very good knowledge of my current and past health issues. I was at ease discussing my current medical needs with Dr. Karian and came away from my office visit very comfortable Dr. Karian was the right doctor to perform the surgeries I require.

August 02, 2018

DR. Karian was very nice. Explained everything well.

July 25, 2018

Doctor Karian is amazing. He listens, communicates his thoughts and makes me feel well cared for every time.

July 24, 2018

Excellant Experience

July 12, 2018

I've had a wonderful experience and have to told by many family and friends how wonderful he is as a surgeon and person

June 19, 2018

Referred by PCP to this office. Doctor very kind yet direct in discussions.

May 29, 2018

dr John karian is a awesome man and doctor I have a lot o respect for him

May 22, 2018

I felt that my needs and questions were answered and explained. I felt I was in good hands. Dr. Karian appears to be very knowledgeable and knew what procedures to request.

May 15, 2018

he knew what he was talking about and calmed my nerves a little