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Sub Specialty:
Bloodless Medicine

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.6 Stars
431 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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June 21, 2018

a good experience

June 18, 2018

Dr Okonkwo and the staff have been excellent throughout the process. They listen and really care about developments, treating me as if I were a member of their own family.

June 14, 2018

Dr and his staff are pleasant and knowledgeable. I'm pleased to be in their care ... if only appointment wait time was shorter.

June 04, 2018

I am blessed to have found Dr. Okonkowo to care for my scoliosis. I am 62 year old and after many years, my back started to worsen. I feel very fortunate to have him oversee my care moving forward, and trust that whatever happens, I am in the best hands!

June 04, 2018

I am really excited to think that there might be hope in improving my quality of life. I went in knowing that he could have said that he couldn't help me, I have experienced that a couple of times in the last 25 yrs. I was still hopeful, I continue to to be hopeful today!!!

June 04, 2018

Dr. Okonkwo is an excellent neurosurgeon. I feel very blessed to be under his care.

May 24, 2018

All staff were very helpful and kind. Dr. was also. Wait time in waiting room exceeded 1 hour. Wait time in exam room 45 minutes.

May 24, 2018

Best Doctor ever!

May 10, 2018

overall good visit. dr was clear and got directly to my needs and explained my situation and how he would approach my problem

May 10, 2018

very happy with MD and his recommendations. too long of wait to see him. almost 3 hrs