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Sub Specialty:
Bloodless Medicine

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.6 Stars
423 Patient
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UPP - 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

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September 07, 2017

I waited for 1 hour to get into exam room .Then waited 1 hour to see PA. Waited 20 minutes to see Dr. Okonkrow. Left 3 hours after my appointment time.

August 24, 2017

the dr showed a level of concern and compassion for me

August 24, 2017

Lauren and Dr. Okonkwo were awesome!

August 17, 2017

Always have a wonderful experience working with Dr. Okonkwo or any of his staff.

August 14, 2017

I cannot express how grateful I am to have Dr. David Okonkwo and his staff as my care team! They are always respectful, courteous and genuinely concerned for my health and answer all questions with care and compassion. My husband is still a patient of Dr. Okonkwo and he also followed my daughters scoliosis progression for a few years. When you are willing to take your child to a provider that you use, that says a lot. My husband would not have quality of life if it weren't for Dr. Okonkwo. From talking with Kathleen on the phone to calling in with questions and speaking with either Lauren or Ashley, everyone is respectful, friendly, courteous and kind. With the volume of patients that they interact with on a daily basis, it would be very easy to not take the time that a patient wants and they never make you feel like you are bothering them, even when asking questions as they are walking out the door. Their knowledge, education and skill set are exceptional. UPMC Presbyterian and the patients that this team treats are blessed. I am very confident in Dr. Okonkwo and his staff and highly recommend him to anyone whom I encounter who is having spine issues.

August 14, 2017

Dr. Okonkwo and his staff are the very best in everything they do. I would never consider going anywhere else for my continued back problems. I owe him a great deal in all the help he has provided me.

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!!!!