Search for a UPMC doctor near you

Narrow your search:

To speak with an appointment scheduler, call 1-800-533-UPMC between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Note: We can schedule appointments for many — but not all — UPMC doctors and locations at this number.

Verify Your Insurance

Please call the physician's office to verify insurance coverage prior to scheduling an appointment.



Sub Specialty:
Bloodless Medicine

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.6 Stars
414 Patient
Satisfaction Ratings
Learn About Our Survey


University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Department of Neurological Surgery
UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St.
Suite A-402
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 647-3685


Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery


MD, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College, Richmond, VA

University of Virginia Medical School,
Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia Medical School,
Charlottesville, VA

Auckland City Hospital,
Auckland, New Zealand

Appointment Information

New Patients

Appointment Information

Call 1-800-533-UPMC (8762), Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to schedule an appointment OR call the locations listed above to speak with a representative.

Returning Patients

  • Your doctor may participate in scheduling through MyUPMC. If you would like to book online, please log in and visit the Appointments tab.
  • Call the locations listed above to speak with a representative.

Patient Ratings

Rate the Provider

Listens Carefully

Spends Enough Time with You

Recommend This Provider to Family/Friends

Shows Respect for Patients

Provides Easy to Understand Information

Explains in a Way You Understand

Patient Comments

At UPMC we believe transparency is critical. Patient comments found on UPMC Find A Doc are not investigated to ascertain truth or validity. Comments are posted in the spirit of providing patient's perceptions of their encounters with their providers.

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and are displayed in their entirety. Patients are not indentified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

November 21, 2016

we waited for THREE hours...... 3 hours ......THROUGH lunch and this was a patient with ediema and recent spine surgery!

November 21, 2016

Dr. Okonkwo operated on my back. After 3 yrs., I can definately say that ot was the best thing I have ever done. I know I would habe been in wheelchair bound by now. HE IS THE BEST OF THE BEST!!

November 17, 2016

Dr. O and his staff are very caring and thoughtful.

November 17, 2016


November 14, 2016

He is excellent!

November 10, 2016

Excellent office staff as always. They make you feel important and valued. They care about the patient and the concerns the patient has.This begins with check-in and through to the doctor consult.

November 10, 2016

Dr O was extremely attentive and caring - his expertise was evident and helped me to feel confident about him.

November 10, 2016

Dr O, Theresa & Kathleen are a wonderful team!

November 07, 2016

Provider spent a significant amount of quality time with me during my appointment. Provider was extremely knowledgeable about my healthcare issues, compassionate to my needs, engaged, made me feel we are in this together, explained treatment options and made recommendations, and provider showed he cares.

November 07, 2016

I would not have anyone else for my back surgeries that I had done. He is the best!!!