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Specialty:

Neurosurgery

Sub Specialty:
Bloodless Medicine

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


Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.6 Stars
328 Patient
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LOCATION(S):

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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September 05, 2019

All of my interactions with the entire medical staff and support staff have been extremely positive!

August 26, 2019

Very pleased with the results of my surgery provided by David Okonkwo. Would recommend him to anyone with spinal issues.

August 15, 2019

All my care has been very good. Dr Okonkwa is very caring, kind, and professional

August 15, 2019

love Dr.O and his great staff. I will always have him on speed dial!

August 12, 2019

thank you so much for everything

August 12, 2019

Long wait time to see provider. Understandable given the provider and the acuity of the patients he sees

August 08, 2019

This Doctor and staff are the best. And I thank God for them

August 08, 2019

doctor ordered some labs prior to surgery scheduling, they came back abnormal. the results were very concerning, he admitted me into the hospital for additional testing. he is very concerned about the whole body not just his specialty. he thoroughly explained my tests results and what the consequences if I ignored them. would definitely recommend him, I trust him for my back. looking forward to next surgery so I won't be in so much pain.

August 08, 2019

Dr. Okonkwo explained everything about my spinal reconstruction very thoroughly and made me relax and very comfortable - he gets things done fast and has been one of the best doctors I have ever had! I Have a complicated medical history so I've seen many doctors throughout my life and he is definitely at the top of the list! He's very personable talks with you not down to you or at you a lot of doctors could take a lot of pointers from Dr. O. I have my surgery on 28 August this year and I have the most faith and confidence in him !

August 05, 2019

Overall experience has been very good.