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Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub Specialty:
Orthopaedic Trauma

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Mercy

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.7 Stars
172 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


Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


MD, SUNY at Buffalo , Buffalo, NY

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June 20, 2018

very good.

June 20, 2018

He was amazing. I felt completely comfortable and he was knowledgeable!

June 06, 2018

I went to Dr. Tarkin for a second opinion on my knee because I was dissatisfied with the orthopedist I saw first. Dr. Tarkin gave me a completely different opinion that actually made sense to me. He was exceptionally professional and explained everything to me clearly, including, but not limited to, how long my injury will take to heal and the situations I should avoid to minimize my pain. In addition, Dr. Tarkin asked one of his staff to refit the brace on my knee. As a result, the brace fits better and is more comfortable.

May 30, 2018

Wait time was a little longer this year, but I consider how busy the office is on any given day.

May 30, 2018

Dr. Tarkin was great! it was our first experience at this office and I would recommend him highly. He also spoke to my daughter in a way she would understand her medical condition. He was very personable.

May 23, 2018

Highly recommend Dr. Tarkin due to the professional manner of handling my health situation.

May 23, 2018

would 10/10 recommend Dr.Tarkin

April 25, 2018

Dr. Tarkin has been extremely helpful in directing my care since I dislocated and broke my shoulder. He has made recommendations that helped to promote recovery and answered all the questions and concerns that I have had with helpful information and consummate care.

April 25, 2018

Dr Tarkin can appear arrogant at times. Numbness (to incision and surrounding area) with accompanied, consistent dull mild/moderate pain to pelvis bone (surgical site) discussed with MD, who stated "I never heard of anything like that before" (related to numbness complaint) and "Well, there's nothing we can do about that" (related to pain complaint). These issues were discussed once MD asked if one thing could be changed about current disposition status (post op 6 months ORIF pelvis). Numeric pain scale was not asked by provider, resident or nurse during this visit. No suggestions for alternative methods of pain relief were discussed. For an orthopedic surgeon of 5-10+ years of practice to state he's never heard of incisional numbness after surgery is both absurd and an insult to my autonomy. These remarks and inactions show a lack of dignity and respect for the patient.

April 18, 2018

I received excellent care from my provider.