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Sub Specialty:
Bloodless Medicine

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

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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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

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August 18, 2016

Dr. Okonkwo explained everything clearly and patiently. He also included my daughter in the conversation and decisions regarding her condition. Dr. Okonkwo was good natured and happy to answer even the simplest and craziest questions a mother (me) would ask. Additionally he gave us options on how to proceed.

August 18, 2016

very pleased with doctors and teams caring for me.

August 18, 2016

very friendly, courteous staff

August 18, 2016

Dr Okonkwo fixed my back and neck completely!

August 08, 2016

The entire procedure was explained and the outcome was predicted. I was given specific instructions for post operation and by following all exactly I am so satisfied with the outcome. My pain level went from a level 10 daily to a level 2 or 3 now. I can not give enough thanks for the improved quality of life I have been given....thank you

August 08, 2016

Dr. Okonkwo is the best physician I have ever had deal with my back problems. I would never see anyone else.

August 04, 2016

Dr. O has done a great job with my spine since 2012.

August 04, 2016

Dr Okonkwo is a very good doctor.

August 01, 2016

dr. o is the best!!!!

July 28, 2016

Concerned, thoughtful, caring and explained everything well.