Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
Spends Enough Time with You
Recommend This Provider to Family/Friends
Shows Respect to Patients
Explains in a Way You Understand
Pediatric Orthopaedic SurgerySports Medicine (Lower Extremity)
MD, University of Iowa College of Medicine Iowa City, IA
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
Aukland Starship Hospital for Children Auckland, New Zealand Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Dallas, TX
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
View Dr. Bosch's full list of publications from PubMed.
Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and are displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Total Comments: 166
Dr. Bosch is the best! He doesn't beat around the Bush. he is straight to the point and if you do everything he tells you it will work. I had just had my daughter and we had her in his office because of her hips, he was amazing. he reinforced that he would give her the best and he was right!
Dr. Bosch is very knowledgeable, but rushes things sometimes, and dismissed concerns at times. My daughter had a mark on her leg after surgery that was no where near the site of incision and it had some numbness. When I asked him about it, he didn't know and said that they didn't do it, yet it wasn't there prior to surgery. I was not accusing at all, I just wanted to simply know what caused it.
Dr. Bosch and his staff are always excellent.
Dr Bosch treated my daughter respectfully and was available for any questions we had. We felt reassured after the follow up visit.
Dr Bosch was quick to give us his opinions, a bit arrogant with his answers to our questions. He was in and out of the room fairly quickly after telling us he suggests our daughter receives a brace for scoliosis at 16 he's a day for 1.5 years for a 26 degree curve. That is extremely excessive in our opinion and we will be going for a second option.
Dr. Bosche is always professional and helpful with our visits.
I really like and trust him thus far. He is very knowledgeable and considerate. I feel confident in his care at this point.
He only spent 2 mins in room and before he ran out of the room, I asked him if there was any special cream I could put on her skin that was peeling and he said he was an orthopedic surgeon and knew nothing about creams and that his wife doesn't even trust him to dose tylenol to his kids....
he didn't take the time to fully understand her activities, even after I explained them. the whole appointment felt very rushed
Dr. Bosch is always very personable to my son and treats him with respect. He engages him in conversation about mutual topics of interest. My son has always looked forward to visits with Dr. Bosch.
I have always been very happy with the office in general but have always seen other doctors. I WILL NEVER see Dr Bosh again. He was rude and arrogant not only to me but also to my 14 year old son. I personally do NOT CARE what letters after your name someone has worked hard to earn, that does NOT make it acceptable for rid and UNPROFESSIONAL behavior. I will tell you if my child EVER treated anyone the way this Doctor obviously felt he had the right to do I would be MORTIFIED.
We had a great experience.
I felt although he gave reasonable explanations he was very quick. he quickly moved my sons leg around in motions very painful to my son. my son has not been able to lift his leg more than 2 inches and he moved it to his chest causing extreme pain at that time and into the next day. he did not ask any questions regarding range of motions or abilities. I called the doctors secretary asking for a return call because I was furious this morning and he was in pain. at 7pm I have not received a return
I really appreciated Dr. Bosch's demeanor and the way he provided medical recommendations. He showed a real understanding of our situation and his recommendations made sense. He was thoughtful and thorough without being alarmist.
seemed annoyed we were there. Told us he didn't specialize in this area so we felt it was a wasted trip.
Dr. Was very nice and knowledgable, but seemed to be in a bit of a hurry.
Dr. Bosch seemed to be in a hurry and rushed us. We were there to see him for a scoliosis consult and he cut me off during any of my questions and stood by the door with his hand on the knob while I was still trying to get into. The entire visit was only about 3 mins, too short for a first time appt. He didn't bother asking any medical history questions of my my daughter or her family. We will not be returning to see this Dr.
We had full confidence in Dr. Bosch's abilities to properly care for our daughter. He is personable, caring and extremely knowledgeable in his field. However, his patient relationships could be improved if he could slow down a little bit...we often felt rushed. He also provides explanations at a very fast pace, so people without a medical background would have a hard time comprehending everything.
The doctor was very professional, considerate, understanding, and kind.
The wait time could've been better. Waited almost 45 mins before being seen.
We have now seen this provider Three times in relation to my daughters knee starting 4 years ago. At each visit he is short , condescending. The first time he told us it was growing pains and that she will grow out of it. When it didn't go away we again went to see Dr.Bosch and this time he proceeded to tell us it's due to over use due to my daughters activities such as dance , basketball, softball. Finally die to my daughters extreme discomfort in her knee I took her to her pediatrician at which clearly saw there was a problem for a 9 year old to be having so many issues with her knee they ordered a MRI. MRI results came back as a Baker's cyst at that time we were told that we would need to make a appointment to find out treatment options. We were told we did not have to unless her knee was causing her more discomfort at which time we did. Now to the latest visit . He as in Dr Bosch assessed her knee and she said it hurt and then he said there is nothing I can do for you it will go away in two years when my husband said it's been four and the Dr looked at her records and said oh yeah it has. If I do surgery it will just make it worse. And said I'm done you can go to the front desk. no other options to help my daughter no treatment plan nothing. So dissatisfied.
We loved Dr. Bosch, he made a personal connection with my child and then he delivered specific next steps and why. Best I could have hoped for.
Dr. Bosch did an excellent job explaining our options for my child. He listened and was extremely professional. He seems very competent and answered all of our questions.
our family is excited and proud to have Dr Bosch as our son's Doctor
all positive experiences with children's hospital
My daughter has hip dysplasia. Dr. Bosch is always great at explaining exactly what's going on and pulling up previous xrays to show us progress. I always feel informed when i leave. The bad, which is no one's fault, is that more likely than not she'll need to have surgery on both hips next year.
Dr.Bosch performed surgery on my daughter at children's hospital. it was the first experience we've had at children's and he was so amazing and reassuring. When we came back for the follow-up, he was quick and thorough. I feel very comfortable with his decisions regarding my daughter and I like how he would explain things to her. Also, the nurse that took us to the room was wonderful with Logan and I was surprised how pleasant the receptionist were and how willing to help they were. Thank you for everything.
I was very pleased with Dr Bosch and his staff. I would definitely recommend.
Dr. Bosch was very easy to communicate with and easy to understand. He was compassionate and very knowledgable.
Dr was a bit more pleasant than he usually is. The nurse that is with him though, not so much. She makes my daughter very uncomfortable.
He was a excellent Dr. He let me know everything I needed to know.
Dr Bosch was very reassuring about my son's recovery.
Dr Bosch was friendly with my child when examining her. however he was very arrogant and degrading when speaking to me. stating, "your daughter's injury does not warrant seeing an orthopedic surgeon." Also stating, "she has sever's disease and just needs to learn to deal with it."
we had nothing but good experience with the provider / was helpful courtesy and overall excellent
We traveled 2 hours to only be seen for less than 10 minutes by the doctor. I don't feel completely confident with what he told us after his quick examination. He asked my son to take a few steps and touched his back in 2 spots. I didn't feel validated completely in our concerns. I will obviously will bring my son back for follow up but hoping for more time with the doctor.
Everyone was very professional but personable. We left feeling informed about Faith's condition and what we needed to do next. Dr. Bosch made Faith feel comfortable and less nervous.
Our daughter found Dr B to be kind reassuring. He spoke to her as the patient which I found refreshing. He was funny. We are 100% satisfied with our initial visit at CHP main and this follow up visit for orthopaedic care in Monroeville.
We felt rushed, condition my daughter was diagnosed with wasn't explained thoroughly...we were basically told "back pain sucks, you will just have to get used to it..." and that additional pain she is experiencing is in her head. We will be seeking another opinion...
Dr. Bosch is always straightforward about the care he recommends for my child. I appreciate his thorough knowledge of my child's case and continued care.
I want to thank the doctor for listening and answering my questions. I appreciate the time he took.
Dr Bosch was not friendly at all. Did not take the time to listen to my daughters concerns. I felt like we were very rushed and we were being a complete waste of his time. I will not be going back to him or recommending him to anyone.
We really like Dr. Bosch.
very good provider i recommend to my friends
I have always been very pleased with Dr. Bosch, his staff and all staff at Children's during our visits.
my daughter is still having pain and all he can say it is because she is flat footed
The Doctor took TIME and CARED about why we were there. That is VERY important to a parent.
everything was good from beginning to end
Dr. Bosch diagnosed the problem immediately after a few months of pain he knew right away what the problem was.
Dr. Bosch is direct and to the point. He answered all questions we had. He appears very efficient. We would definetly recommend him to others.
I was impressed with the promptness of the visit and with the courteousness of each staff member we encountered.
this doctor was not personable and seemed impatient with our questions.
Dr. Bosch was excellent! Thanks so much for the great care.
Dr Bosch and his staff are extremely courteous, professional and helpful. Dr Bosch is very good with his patients and parents. He spent as much time as we needed to get a clear understanding of my son's condition and answered all of our questions. helping us to make a decision about his care.
staff is always kind.
Dr Bosch has been an excellent provider. he takes his time to explain results and the progress of our child's condition. he and his secretary are prompt in returning my calls and answering my questions. they take my concerns seriously.
I wasn't impressed with his attitude towards what was going on with my daughter and her knees
Really liked Dr Bosh. He had a great bed send manner and made my daughter and I very comfortable discussing her condition. Lijed the fact that he was confident in his dx and did not send us for additional, unnecessary testing.
My kids have been to Dr. Bosch for multiple reason and every time he's wonderful, explains every possible way of correcting and the outcome of each. He does phenomenal work when kids needs surgery and is excellent with follow up.. Both my kids see him on regular basis due to hip issues. I wouldn't go to anyone else even for a broken bone.
We were very happy with Dr Bosch and staff.
Always excellent service at Dr. Bosch's office.
We transferred to Dr Bosch from a previous provider that was absolutely excellent because we moved. We need to get used to Dr Bosch since his demeanor is different. He kind of left our child's treatment up to us and let us continue with the treatment she had been given at the previous doctor. I would have appreciated more of his professional opinion based on his experiences with children similar to my child's diagnosis as well as considered my child's specific medical history.
I was pleased with the visit and the care she received.
Dr. Bosch gave us multiple ways to get in touch with him,if we have any questions. He has made my son less worried about the 2nd surgery that he has to have.
dr Bosch was amazing. truly one of the best dr experiences we've ever had.
he was excellent
quick and courteous staff, very knowledgeable Doctor, office very clean
Did not accurately know the age of my child so initial advice given was inaccurate. He assumed my child was my "first born." So, he insinuated that I was overreacting to a medical concern. He shut down my concerns about my daughter and told me my observations "had nothing to do with her condition". Dr. Bosch made me feel foolish for having brought my daughter to his office. I would not recommend him as a provider to anyone.
even though thee provider provided us with the reasons on how he went upon deciding how to treat my daughter, I wish he would have done a thorough exam for this is the reason she was referred to him. yet it seemed like he either was fully booked or in a hurry on that day.
Dr. Bosch came to us in those last minutes before surgery with a more invasive approach to treating her hip injury. from the moment he walked through the door he was very supportive, straight forward and very professional. The office staff is equally amazing with great knowledge in their field. It makes a mother's head rest much easier knowing their child is receiving the most quality of care.
Dr. Bosch was knowledgeable and friendly. He answered our questions carefully and spent a good amount of time with our child. I would highly recommend him.
As was the case when Dr Bosch treated our son in the past, Dr Bosch carefully explained our sons's ankle injury in a way that we could all understand and made sure that our son was included in all treatment discussions. He had already reviewed the imaging results from the ER and was extremely well prepared. Dr Bosch took the time to listen to all of our concerns and questions and explained everything in detail and with consideration and empathy. Dr Bosch also made sure that we were able to schedule a follow-up appointment at the most appropriate time, even during the busy holiday season. Although our son's injury was more severe than we had initially suspected, we all felt better about the treatment plan and next steps after meeting with Dr Bosch. He also took the time to make sure that our son was comfortable using his boot and crutches, to ease his transition back to school that same day.
Dr. Bosch always talks to my son about his care which is important. He does not feel like he's just sitting in listening to the doctor and I talking, but is spoken to directly about his care. Dr. Bosch will always see my son immediately if he's worried something is wrong, and naked him feel like the most important part of his recovery.
This was this fastest visit with this doctor. Usually wait a long time. I appreciated my time being just as valuable as his.
My child tore her ACL on November 23, 2017. Surgery is not scheduled until February 2, 2018. We have noted concerns about surgery being so far off. We have requested it soon so that our child can begin to heal quicker. This was not approved by Dr. Bosch.
Dr. Bosch was wonderful to work with. He took the time to talk to both myself and my son about his arm. He answered any questions and addressed any concerns I had regarding the surgery and recovery.
The care provided before, during, and after my daughter's surgery could not have been better. I am a nurse, not well versed on the type of surgery she had, but work in a surgical ICU for adults. I could not be more pleased with her care, pain control, and kindness of all those we have come in contact with.
We have had nothing but good experiences with Dr. Bosch and staff.
We had a very good experience with Dr.Bosch. My son also sees Dr.Forno from Children's Hospital and I have nothing but positive things to say about our experience with Children's Hospital. Thank you for providing a child friendly, caring environment.
Dr. Bosch was very knowledgeable and helpful. He knew what he was talking about and knew how to help our son. He was serious when talking about our son's injury and what needed to be done to help him but was able to make us laugh in light of the situation. Would highly recommend this doctor.
He is great and personable. He relates well with the children. my daughter really liked him as well.
Dr. Bosch was very prompt, kind, and explained everything thoroughly. my son said he is nice.
Dr. Bosch had her do different things to assess the condition of her knee. He knew exactly what to do to figure out what was wrong with it. He has always been the one we go to when she needs this type of care.
for meeting our daughter for the first time he did very well.
i felt like we were a bother to the dr. i really never got an exact prognosis of my child's knee, and wasn't very personablexray techs, and nurses were great.
The Dr was wonderful!!!
The staff is always friendly and helpful. Dr. Bosch has help a lot be we still have a long way to go.
I always feel confident with the treatment that is recommended by Dr. Bosch.
Our experience at our son's visit was amazing. (It was definitely worth the wait and 3 1/2 hour travel time) Dr. Bosch answered our questions and concerns regarding our son. If we have any further issues or concerns we will definitely be making another appointment to see this Physician. Thank you very much, Dr. Bosch.
Dr. Bosch was great. His personality messed greatly with his ability to deliver the medical attention and knowledge we needed.
Dr. Bosch always very informative during visits. We feel confident in his care.
amazed at flow of check in procedures to time I saw MD. very smooth, I did not have to wait long at all. very organized
my grandson fell out a window everyone at the hospital was just wonderful and in just under 2 months he is completely healed
The nurses were great, the physician was the problem especially for someone treating children. He was abrupt, rude, didn't listen or treat myself or my child with respect. He literally said over and over, "I don't care."
Dr. Bosch was very efficient and succinct.
The only part of the appointment that I didn't appreciate was that Dr. Bosch kept saying, "Don't over think it." Not a very sensitive phrase to tell a concerned parent. Made me feel like I was just being a paranoid, over-concerned parent rather than listening to my concern and showing some level of understanding for my concern, even if his foot was fine - which was good news!
This was a follow up appt for a re check on his broken clavicle. Therefore they would not have had my child's full medical records. We had a great experience at this facility. Everyone was very pleasant, and our total time there was under an hour. very impressed
He was very well spoken and helpful.
We could not have asked for more competent or compassionate care. We are grateful that Dr Bosch and his staff have taken care of our daughter.
The doctor wasn't doing a great job of making my daughter and I feel better about our situation. He was very abrupt and straight with us and not giving us much hope that my daughter will get better.
Dr. Bosch seemed annoyed or frustrated by having to see my child. Maybe he was having a bad day, but I didn't bring my child to the doctor for no good reason. We live very far from his office and needed to make this appointment before the beginning of school. His office was the only one available. We traveled 40 minutes to see him only to have him say he was the wrong person to see. I am very understanding of individual situations, as I work in social services, and I know things out of my control can happen. I believed I was very honest and forward about what my child needed with everyone before this appointment was made. Our situation should have been known and dealt with before coming to his office. Since we did see him in his office he should have shown more respect for my child by not treating us as an annoyance.
wait time was over 30 minutes
I would not see Dr. Bosch again. He is probably a very good doctor, but had no bed side manner for children. He was very matter-of-fact and did not show much interest in my child or what I had to say regarding his foot. It was as if we werr wasting his time. The other staff was excellent!
Dr Bosch was very short with my child. He was in and out of the room very fast. I was still asking the Dr questions and concerns about my child and the Dr was opening the door and in the hallway as I still had questions. Was not professional.
Foe working with pediatrics, i dis not feel that doctor was warm or welcoming. he seemed in a hurry. He was very short and quick with his words. i had to interupt him in order to speek.
The office was very quick did not have to wait long time in weighting room. the Dr. answered all questions and everything went well.
Dr. Bosch provided a great experience in taking care of my son's broken bone. He explained what needed to be done to help him heal, and took the time to answer all of our questions.
very good at what he does and very professional-he could take the time to explain things more thoroughly but he does his job and that's all I can ask for
Dr Bosch is an outstanding doctor and makes the parent and child comfortable and feel good about the diagnosis. He has great bedside manners. I would recommend him for any orthopedic issues.
Provider rushed through the appointment. I wouldn't choose this provider again for my child. We did appreciate getting in to see the provider on a day's notice.
The staff was terrific and very timely.
very efficient and an excellent surgeon and prompt to reply
Dr Bosch is an excellent physician and I would recommend him to anyone that needs surgery
Dr. Bosch speaks in terms that I can understand and explains and re-explains patiently, if necessary. I have a lot of respect for him.
we are very pleased with dr Bosch performing my daughters upcoming surgery!
The doctor and nurse were both exceptional.
Doctor sat and talked with us and answered all of our questions at length. This has helped us clarify whether or not she should have surgery. Very important to have that level of attention to this matter.
I felt very rushed by the doctor. As I was asking questions I received very short answers both times we saw him as he was walking towards the door. my son had an accident and I needed the doctors time to explain any restrictions that he had or that could be lifted. I felt as if this should have been normal things that a doctor covers. the assistant had to leave the room and go get the doctor a second time so I could ask the rest of my questions. this left me very frustrated.
The experience was good. The doctor explained everything and suggested we see another doctor who specializes in the type of injury my son has.
The doctor was dismissive.
I was very disappointed with the time spent and overall quality of the examination regarding my son's condition. The examination of his head and neck was minimal and he dismissed my concerns and possible treatment options that did not involve surgery
The visit was quick I was in and out of the office with in an hour
we waited for Dr Bosch for an hour and a half, ridiculous! He then spent about 5 minutes with us, and ran out of the room basically, I still had many unanswered questions. extremely disappointing experience!
I could not believe that I called at 7am because my child had been injured in a hockey game in Detroit over the weekend and I was seeing the doctor by 8:50am the same day!!!
The staff are EXCELLENT! they are all so kind and the doctor explains information in a very understanding way. I'd recommend them to anyone!
Dr. Bosch is a very professional and excellent doctor. I would highly recommend him!
we were very happy with Dr Bosch and would highly recommend him to our friends.
Staff and doctors are very nice and polite always.
I appreciated Dr. Bosch's straightwardness and honesty.
Dr Bosch did not give us the opportunity to ask questions. He walked out as we tried to ask questions. We had concerns and he talked over us to tell us how to exit. we waited 55mins to have a 3 minute appointment with him.
Dr.Bosch is a very excellent doctor!
Dr. Bosch is a wonderful surgeon. Our son's surgery was immediate and everything fast paced. During his follow up appointment we had many questions about the procedure done and following surgeries needed. Dr. Bosch took the time to answer all of our, and our son's questions, and answered them in ways our son could easily understand. Unlike many doctors, he spoke directly to our son and made him feel like he was there for him, and really took time to talk to him and ensure him that he would take good care of him.
Very understanding when telling us about procedures.
The patient and parent both thought the Dr. was great. Staff was courteous and helpful. Wait time was zero, we were called in before we even got through check in.
Dr. Bosch was very respectful and knowledgeable.
They were all very quick and seemed to rush out
The appointment was at 1.00 p.m. We were there before the appointment time. After we were called in we went in the x-ray room and were waiting there till 2.00 p.m. This appointment was for a college kid who ended up missing up her next class.
We have never had to be referred to a specialist before. However, coming to children's we knew we would be in good hands. Then, meeting Dr. Bosch, we were more than comfortable and happy with him and his willingness to take care of our son. Even though the diagnosis turned out to be something different and nothing to worry about, I am so grateful that Dr. Bosch took his time to take care of our son. I thank Dr. Bosch and his staff for the wonderful care they gave to my son and our family. I am very thankful God blessed us with a wonderful doctor and God blessed him with his abilities. thank you to everyone involved in our care. We can't say enough good about all of you.
As a new patient, we were very happy with the time Dr. Bosch spent reviewing my son's issues and understanding our concerns...he was very attentive and communicated our options to us in clear way. He showed great "bedside manner" and connected easily with my son.
Very nice Doctor, very short wait time.
Dr. Bosch was excellent. his calming presence and quick actions helped put my daughter at ease when she was upset about her broken arm. so very grateful that he fixed herbup and is handling her care.
I hate and don't have time every time iwe come in to wait over an hour or two to see the doctor. I have a busy life.
we loved him and the practice.
I feel that the doctor is in and out way too fast. We sit sometimes over an hour to see them, then wait back in the room, and maybe spend, at best, 10 minutes with the doctor. He was even talking to us as he was walking out of the room, like he needed to move on...
We were very well taken care of.
DR. BOSCH IS A WONDERFUL DOCTOR. HE IS KIND, DOWN TO EARTH, VERY APPROACHABLE, EASY TO TALK TO AND VERY EASY TO UNDERSTAND. HE IS VERY GOOD WITH KIDS. I WOULD RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE I KNOW.
awesome doc! explained everything to us and sat down with us and showed us the X-ray which I totally appreciated! the staff was awesome as well they even gave my daughter a baby doll on the way out. we had an hour ride home so that was a god send! god bless this staff!!!
It was a great visit. The wait time was practically zero. Dr. Bosch was excellent as a physician, I only wish he wouldn't rush so much putting the parent some what in a stressful situation. I had to apologize a couple of times to slow him down and go through
I was pleased with my experience with Dr. Bosch. He effectively and efficiently talked through our concerns about our son. If there was anything I would say could be improved about our interaction was that he could've slowed down a little bit. Even though everything he talked about was clear it took me a few seconds to process everything.
The doctor should have listened to me more and given me a little credit for being somewhat intelligent.
Great, very knowledgeable and helpful.
I was not happy with doctor at all!!!
This was our 1st visit with this provider, but it was a good 1st experience. Hope it continues.
Dr. Bosch was very good as usual.
Dr. Bosch is one of the best doctors we've ever seen, maybe the single best. He is knowledgeable, is quick witted, and is a very good communicator and listener. If your child needs spinal care and you are not seeing Dr. Bosch in Pittsburgh, time to change doctors.
It would have been nice to have more than 5 minutes with the doctor. He seemed rushed.
The appointment felt rushed. I don't think all suggestions for helping my child deal with wearing a boot were given. I left & had many questions. I called & left a message the same afternoon and still haven't received a call back 3 days later. I also felt the proper care & use of the boot was not explained well.
All of our our experiences with Dr. Bosh have been beyond exceptional. We are truly pleased and thankful for his knowledge and skills. We will always recommend him to others and continue with him in our daughters care in the future. Dr. Bosh is the very best!
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
With myCHP, you can request appointments, review test results, and more.
For questions about a hospital bill call:
To pay your bill online, please visit UPMC's online bill payment system.
Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to make a donation online.