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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
405 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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December 29, 2016

I could not have had a better Dr. I thank Dr Okonkwo for his professional care and giving me peace of mind concerning my health. I know if I have any other issues I can return for his care.I know

December 29, 2016

Dr. Okonkwo and his staff provided excellent care for my child.

December 19, 2016

Dr. Okonkwo is simply the best neurosurgeon I've met. I've met 5 neurosurgeons in the last 4-5 years and he spent more time explaining things to me and answering all my questions than all the others put together. His knowledge, dedication, thoroughness and incredible attitude is more than a patient could ask for. I knew I wanted to get my surgery done with him after my 1st meeting with him.

December 15, 2016

Dr O's team have been taking good care of my spine since spring of 2012.

December 15, 2016

both Lauren and the Doctor were extremely friendly and helpful. I left with a great feeling of satisfaction knowing that I had good, smart people on my side that were truly focused on manging my care and improving my quality of life

December 12, 2016

Dr Okonkwo and ALL of his staff have been immensely helpful in dealing with my issues. All of them seem to genuinely care about my well-being. They listen while I describe the issues that I'm having and it's obvious that they are actually listening and pondering, not just waiting to give me a standard response. While I did have a setback, I'm again moving in the right direction.

December 05, 2016

Dr Okonkwo is a superior physician with an amazing compassion and understanding of patient's needs. I have been to many different doctor's regarding my medical issue, and he was the only one who found a solution to solve the problem. He takes a great deal of time at each visit to make sure that I understand the options, and risks, as well as seek the best possibility.

December 01, 2016

waited to long to see dr.

December 01, 2016

Great care and service

December 01, 2016

all good