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Specialty:

Neurosurgery

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
426 Patient
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LOCATION(S):

University of Pittsburgh Physicians

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

Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Education:

MD, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College, Richmond, VA

Residency:
University of Virginia Medical School,
Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia Medical School,
Charlottesville, VA


Fellowships:
Auckland City Hospital,
Auckland, New Zealand



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August 03, 2017

dr Okonkwo has gone above and beyond my expectations to provide excellent care for me

July 13, 2017

all were very professional.

July 10, 2017

Dr.. Okonkwo is an outstanding doctor. He is extremely competent and very thorough. Dr Okonkwo is also very caring andcompassionate. I thank him for saving my life.

July 10, 2017

Dr Okonkwo did 3 neck surgeries on me between May 29 through June 6, 2012. I feel he saved my life. I have not one word bad to say about Dr. Okonkwo or any of the staff there. I am now 5 yrs past these surgeries and all the metal and screws he placed in me are in the exact spot he put them! he told me I don't have to go back to see him unless a problem arises. a big thank you to Dr. O!!!!

July 06, 2017

Dr. Okonkwo treated me like I was the only patient he had. His knowledge, communication skills, compassion and passion for his work were outstanding. It was the best medical experience of my life!

July 06, 2017

very understanding and I have a great deal of faith and trust in Dr. O and his entire team

July 03, 2017

The only complaint I have with Dr. Okonkwo is the wait time to be seen. However, I understand that he may be required to have a minimum number of patients to be seen. I also know that Dr. Okonkwo takes all the time needed to be spent with each patient.

June 26, 2017

Dr. Okonkwo and his staff provide excellent care. We are very happy with his care of our daughter, and his staff (Alicia) and the other members are kind, knowledgeable and friendly.

June 26, 2017

Had appointment with provider scheduled for 1:30 pm. Waited in waiting room approx. 1 hr before we were were called and placed in exam room. Sat in exam room for approx 1 hr before see the PA. Following visit and examination by PA, Dr came into exam room and gave us his assessment and his plan for initial treatment. So appointment was at 1:30 and didn't see anyone until approx 3:30. That was our bad experience. Overall the PA and Dr were very nice and helpful. They were very personable, professional and displayed concern for my well being. I was very pleased with both of them.

June 22, 2017

only ONE complaint- it took 3 hours to see the provider. My appointment was at 1 pm and I was seen at 4 pm