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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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.6 Stars
401 Patient
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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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March 06, 2017

everyone very professional.

March 06, 2017

I would have liked my provider to inform me that I needed necessary imaging done to complete my care before coming in to see him to minimize the trips to his office.

March 02, 2017

Due to the surgery, I am disabled. I was not prior to the surgery. My care provider can not find the problem to fix me! I am depressed.

March 02, 2017

Kathleen the lady who scheduled the appointment for Brian from Dr Okonkwo's office was excellent. both Dr Okinkwo and his nurse Melinda were very kind, friendly and spent a lot of time with me. would highly recommend them to everyone. so glad they took care of me!

March 02, 2017

I always have great things to say about my doctor David Okonkwo , he is the best of the best!!! Thanks to all of his nursing staff, they are wonderful!! Thank you all for taking care of me!!!

February 27, 2017

I was in the office for 3 hours before seeing anyone but the Dr was phenomenal

February 23, 2017

Dr. Okonkwo and Lauren are always invested in me as a patient and as a person. They understand my medical issues but, perhaps even more important, the level of anxiety that the accompanying pain brings. They are candid about findings but very caring in the way they present both the good and the nor so good.

February 16, 2017

excellent doctor who performed miracles on my back and neck

February 16, 2017

My care with this surgeon and his team have been excellent.

February 13, 2017

the doctors and staff were very courteous and helpful during my visit