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MD, Karola Marcinkowskiego University of Medical Sciences Poznan, Poland PhD, Karola Marcinkowskiego University of Medical Sciences Poznan, Poland
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA Karola Marcinkowskiego University of Medical Sciences Poznan, Poland
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
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Jan S. Grudziak, MD, PhD, was born and raised in Poland. He completed his pre-med undergraduate education, as well as medical graduate school, at the K. Marcinkowski University School of Medicine in Poznan, Poland. At the medical school he met his wife, Aleksandra. After completing a residency in orthopaedic surgery and trauma, he took a position equal to assistant professor at the Department of Pediatric Orthopedics at his alma mater. His special interests included congenital hip and foot deformations, adolescent scoliosis, and adolescent and pediatric sports medicine. In 1991, he finished and defended his PhD thesis about genetic, demographic and treatment variables influencing the final treatment outcome of congenital clubfeet. His PhD thesis was ranked nationally by the Polish Ministry of Health as one of the best five PhD theses in Medical Sciences in the years 1991–1993.
After four years in academic practice in Poznan, Dr. Grudziak and his wife came to Pittsburgh to participate in research projects at the University of Pittsburgh. He spent four years at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh as a member of the active provisional staff. In 1993 he passed all required medical exams in order to be licensed in the United States and, in 1994, he completed his Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Together with Dr. W. Timothy Ward, Dr. Grudziak has popularized a unique surgical approach to the treatment of the dysplastic hip—the Dega transiliac osteotomy—a method he learned and had used in Poland for the treatment of congenital hip dysplasia. The doctors’ videotape program, Dega’s Approach to the Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, won an award at the 62nd Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and this operative technique has become one of the standard procedures in the treatment of the dysplastic hip. Pittsburgh’s experience with the Dega osteotomy will be published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
Dr. Grudziak repeated his orthopaedic residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, making him board eligible by the standards of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. In early July 2000, Dr. Grudziak rejoined the Pediatric Division of the Department of Orthopedics, University of Pittsburgh, as a faculty member.
Dr. Grudziak and his wife, herself a physician specializing in pediatrics, live in O’Hara Township. They have two daughters. In his free time, Dr. Grudziak enjoys extreme skiing, volleyball, soccer, tennis and improving his computer skills.
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: 171
Dr. Grudziak is awesome. He is our favorite Doctor.
The care provider was exceptional and had a great personality and was able to put things in perspective and give a very clear understanding of the issue at hand.
We have been in treatment since April 2018. This is the first appointment where my daughter has actually been examined. The Dr was accommodating during this appointment, but acted like the concern was a new development when it has been present since June when original cast was removed. We had to fight for this appointment. Dr and Physical therapy do not collaborate/coordinate. They have opposite opinions of lingering issues. Its very frustrating and concerning as we do not know what to do other than consider a second opinion.
Dr Grudziak is beyond professional and I trust his advice/car for my son. he's an amazing physician and I have recommended him to multiple friends that need his specialty. amazing! I feel like my son is in the BEST possible hands.
the visit was a good visit
I honestly couldn't ask for a better Doctor.
Dr. Grudziak clearly cares about his patients and wants to provide the best care possible. He appears to have a great relationship with his office staff and is extremely friendly.
He is a very great doctor who truly cares about his patients.
Dr. Grudziak is wonderful. Knows my child's history well and we let the office with pending tests that we were hoping he'd order
I have to admit that I was skeptical about my child's broken arm healing properly without the need of a surgical procedure. Dr G and the doctors at the Children's Hospital ER were very confident that due to her age this would heal properly. At our last visit it was confirmed that she has healed %100. I'm very happy that I put my trust into these professionals. I will most definitely consult with these networks in the future.
provider was on his cell phone arranging his tractor to be repaired while in the room with my daughter. then he called his wife. he also cursed on the phone while speaking with his wife. when all done he spent less than 30 seconds examining my daughter. I had records with me that he didnt look at. she had imaging done that I am ot sure if he looked at prior to coming in the room. he didnt discuss them with me. I was there for a second opinion. we were told to rest for 3 months and follow up then. could or couldn't continue PT and that was up to us. when asked if he had a particular PT that was better for her he suggested I talk to her pediatrician! I am an medical office administrator X 30 years and I have NEVER experienced this type of disappointment from a doctor visit.
We love Dr. Grudziak. He is a wonderful doctor.
I can confidently say after many surgeries and years of injuries between my siblings and I, Childrens hospital is extremely fortunate to have Dr Grudziak on their staff. I would recommend Dr Grudziak to anyone that would need orthopedic attention.
Dr Grudiak provided excellent care for my daughter over the past year for a fractured elbow. She was released from care now that she has completely healed. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
Great Orthopedic Doctor!
Doctor is helpful and knowledgeable about my son's condition. He took the time and listened to my concerns. He came up with a concrete medical plan and assured me that we did the right thing by having our son's knee looked at again by specialist. Appointment was easy to schedule.
Dr Grudziak went above and beyond at this appointment. it was a follow up appointment for a broken leg, but with a recent visit to Childrens Ed for hand injury, Dr Grudziak pulled up the X-ray on my child's hand. turns out, we were given incorrect information at Childrens. we were told by Childrens that the hand was sprained and the child could resume activity in a week. Jan quickly saw on the X-ray that the hand was broken. Actually broken!!!!! The child is not to resume activities so quickly. We were thankful for his time and knowledge. This is why we insist on Dr Grudziak for any orthopedic problem with our children. He is the best, hands down!
satisfied with the experience, this was our first time to children's south location, very easy check in process using the iPads
Appointment very felt rushed.
he was very professional & very helpful in her after care.. also knew that we had seen someone else in the practice! (when she got the boot)
Dr. Grudziak is always kind, respectful, and knowledgeable about my child's condition. His plan is to take the course of action that is most effective while also inconveniencing my child least. His care and concern are why we've stayed with him rather than going to another provider.
Dr. Gruziack is extremely patient, knowledgeable, and patient focused
Dr. Grudziak is the best. We've always received excellent care from him and his staff. I have sent many families to him over the years and wouldn't hesitate to do so in the future.
Long wait but very good physician.
Dr.was very nice. very pleased...
Wasn't sure how to answer some of these questions as we see Dr. Grudziak for follow up to surgery. We were happy with him.
Very knowledgeable surgeon!
thank you for the wonderful experience! we drive 2 hours for her follow up appointments and it is worth it because of the exceptional care from everyone there!
I'm so glad we were able to get in so quickly! Dr. G really put our minds at ease with our son not walking yet!
Excellent doctor ... he takes great care of my daughter.
Dr. Grudizak was excellent!
Dr.Grudziak is an amazing doctor. I would recommend him to anyone. he has done three of my knee surgeries and they have turned out great!
Dr Grudziak is a great Dr! Great personality and very thourough!
the provider was fine, this was a follow up visit after fractured bones in foot. no complaints.
We became a patient through the emergency room for my daughters fractured tibia and fibula which required surgery. As an "add on" patient, we literally met the dr as our daughter was wheeled into surgery and saw 2 other orthos in her hospital room. I only had a picture of the dr's name tag from the recovery room to know who he was. I was hoping to spend more than 5 minutes with him at this appointment so that I could know my daughter's prognosis, etc. I understand his time is very valuable. It would be nice if there was a nurse or anyone that could at least meet with parents to discuss the condition, prognosis, etc. She is a competitive gymnast and we have a lot of questions/concerns about what she may/may not be able to do and the timelines for recovery and going back to the gym (if that's even a possibility for her). I was able to ask a question about what would happen at our next appointment. The dr was kind and entertained my question, but it was obvious that he had a lot of other patients he needed to see.
Dr. Grudziak was knowledgeable, informative and polite. Very friendly and spoke well with my son regarding his injury and the upcoming surgery.
The doctor only seems to give me information when I ask questions. if I don't look things up on there internet before my appointment and ask questions I would not have any information about my child's condition. He seems to know his information but forgets that I am unfamiliar with all of it.
doctor was very knowledgeable and spoke to my son in words he could understand .He took time with us and answered all of our questions
Provider asked a question and proceeded to the next item when I was halfway through a one-sentence response.
Love this man. He did a wonderful job with my son and was very informational through out his care
Dr. G was excellent with my son.
Ee Liked this Dr very much. He made my daughter feel very comfortable and helped her understand her injury and how to treat it.
Dr. Jan is fantastic. he takes the time to listen to the parent and the patient and develop a plan that works for everyone.
I would highly recommend Dr.Grudziak to family and friends. He showed care and concern with my 16 year old son.
Dr. Grudziak was excellent with our son. Our son actually plans to go to medical school to become an orthopedic surgeon because of this experience. Dr. Grudziak's attitude, knowledge and confidence made a big impact on our son's decision. Also, we expected that he would have a lot of pain from this surgery. He never had any! :)!
dry grudziak is very thorough and caring
the office manager helped me schedule the appointment. she was amazing. the doc was very knowledgeable and understanding.
Excellent experience and physician has excellent bed side manor and very attentive to my daughter and myself. Would recommend.
Everyone is always courteous and helpful when I come to CHP and make me feel welcome.
best ortho EVER!!!
Dr. Gruziak was wonderful. I would highly recommended him.
he is great and right to the point.
I like how he communicates with my daughter asking her questions about what sports she participates in and how she is doing overall and in general. It's hard to explain - he just has way about him. I also really like when he pulls up my daughters past x-rays to show us how far we have come.
doctor was able to answer the questions we had.
Doctor was fine. Very succinct. I had just a couple of quick questions and he was able to answer them. All the check in staff were great.
He was excellent. Kind, thorough, and succinct.
The doctor was prompt and respectful. He did a physical exam and diagnosed a muscle strain, and prescribed PT. Later in the day, we had PT scheduled for scoliosis and asked for assistance with the shoulder problem. The therapist did a more thorough physical exam and a strong suspicion of a labrial tear that would require imaging to diagnose. She thought it would be helpful and important to get a definitive diagnosis and recommended that we seek imaging. My daughter was first seen in the ER, who had also recommended imaging.
my daughter loves this doctor. he explains everything to her and treats her with respect. She has been cleared by the doctor and my daughter will miss him!
The Doctor is always great with my child.
good experience all the way around
Dr Grudziak is an excellent physician.
Dr gruziak has been amazing with my daughter. Her recovery was better than I expected!
He was awesome. would recommend him to everyone
The doctor was great!
Dr. Gruziak is kind and easy to talk to and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Grudziak always gives the best care. He is excellent physician.
very courteous, funny with kids, energetic. Does whatever it takes to explain the diagnosis and treatment to make it understandable to parent and child.
very knowledgeable & confident & experienced
My daughter and I really had a positive experience with the provider Dr. Grudziak. He was friendly, down to earth, explained her medical condition in layman's term for both my daughter and I. I would refer Dr. Grudziak to friends and family. Awesome customer care and knowledge.
medical care was good &treatment services.
Dr. Grudziak is a great doctor and in my opinion really knows his stuff. My child is an exceptional case and he takes the time to get her in asap when she needs to be seen and he explains to me what is going on and the plan for her continuing care. I am very happy with his care and would highly recommend him to friends and family.
Dr Grudziak is wonderful.
Dr. Jan is a wonderful doctor!! He takes time to talk to your child and answer any questions they have. He is wonderful with kids and has a great personality. The best thing about this office is how the doctor's speak straight to the children, and not just to the parent. This is one doctor my son enjoys going to.
everyone was very nice and helpful
very good provider
this was our first visit to this doctor there was no way for him to know about my child's medical history. office staff were amazing very very fast and efficient. we would recommend this doctor for others needing this kind of care!
Everything was fine, in all ways, with both the doctor, and all other medical, and office personal working there.
Dr Jan was a straight shooter, knew what he was doing and answered all of my questions. I feel he knew more then the other 2 dr's we saw at Children's ER who set my daughter's leg and the other one cut it down both sides the next day. The bones shifted and that's how we ended up w/Dr Jan. I wish we would have had him 1st in the ER so my daughter wouldn't have had to go from Sun-Thurs in such pain!? I would recommend Dr Jan to everyone!!
Dr. Grudziak is awesome!
He was professional, attempted to listen to both my opinion and child's opinion on injury.
We were very satisfied with the care provided by the Doctor.
Dr Grudziak is a wonderful and knowledgable doctor. I wouldnt go anywhere else. It seems that we have a long wait in the wexford office and the Hospital office is usually on time.
We have been to this clinic many times over the years and Dr. Grudziak was the best doctor we have seen as far as bedside manner and communication skills. He had a good sense of humor. Seemed relaxed and interested in my daughter and us. We felt very comfortable with him and we felt like the level of care was great as well.
We love Dr Grudziak, and drove 4 hrs to seek his professional care for our daughter.
We have always had very kind and attentive service.
I know that I received expertise in my child's care.
I just felt like for the amount of time it took to see the physician that he could of spent more time & had a little compassion or a better bed side manner than he did.
This Dr has very good bed side manners, sat and talked with us about my child care. If my children need any orthopedic in future i will be using him
the doctor was fantastic and funny, made me feel genuinely at ease.
Wonderful experience with the staff- great people!
Received excellent care from Dr. Grudziak and his medical and office staff were extremely efficient.
We highly recommend Dr. G!
Dr.Grudziak and his staff are always caring and polite. I feel my son has received the absolute best care he can receive for the surgery he had to have.
felt dr could have examined child more.
We are very thankful for the medical care that Dr. Grudziak has given our son. We don't feel that he would have gotten better care from any other doctor. He has made it possible for son to compete in sports and activities that we though may never have been possible. Excellent!
my child's provider was very proffesional
Excellent treatment and care
Love the Doctor.
We also saw the doctor fairly quickly once arriving, and he was always very good at explaining anything we asked, and seemed to know our daughter's record very well, and showed genuine interest.
Dr. Grudziak is great! It's wonderful to now have a children's office closer to our home, and everybody is friendly and efficient in the office. Thank you as always!
Dr. Gruziak has been caring for my daughter since she was 2 weeks old. He has always been professional with us and very nice to our daughter. We have never had any issues with the staff or complaints with his care. He is the only doctor we will see and we refer everyone we know to him.
The visit just seemed rushed and not very thorough.
Couldnt have asked for better medical staff and surgeon. Unbelievablly proficient and compassionate care during outpatient surgery. Caring compassionate skilled surgeon and staff. We felt like we were very important to them.
We had a wonderful experience.
very courteous respectful sense of humor for my child
Dr. Grudziak was great with my son! We came in for a confirmation of a buckle fracture and Dr. Grudziak told my son that the only colors available for casts were pink and purple. My son did not know how react to that. He made the situation much lighter for my son by making him laugh.
we are very happy with the services we received from this office.
Exceptional doctor truly cares about what is in best interest of my child. He is an example for others to follow.
dr G has seen my son since he was a week old. has done 5 surgeries and more appts than i can count over 6 years. he is by far the best dr around and my son loves him. the way he can calm the kids and parents for the bad news is wonderful. by far the best
Dr gruziak has been amazing. Friendly, respectful, caring, and full of knowledge. I am beyond impressed with the entire experience with the orthopedic office from start to finish!
Dr Grudziak is top notch
First Class service, I greatly appreciate the time spent in reviewing my daughter's condition. Extremely helpful in the decision process for her future health.
Dr. Gruziak is a wonderful doctor and has a great sense of humor! very straight forward which is refreshing!!
it was very good and fast care.
Dr. Grudziak is an excellent ortho doctor. We live in Zelienople and happily drove to the children's south location to be sure that we had him as a doctor for my sons follow up from an ER visit where he had fractured his arm.
the doctor was great and really connected with my son
Dr. Grudziak is an excellent doctor/surgeon. He did fantastic work on my daughter's knees and eased our concern regarding her curved spine. The staff are friendly and very understanding of any anxieties young people have when attending an appointment. The joked with my daughter and made her smile and laugh. Love these good people!!!!
Dr was AMAZING! He was kind..explained everything...very kind to my son.
Just felt like this time doctor ignored my daughter's complaints of pain as if she was over reacting and it was her fault, because his repair was just fine.
we are very pleased with all aspects of my sons care at children's hospital and orthopedic staff before and after his surgeries
dr was very funy which make my daughter relax ! he was very easy to talk!
We waited almost an hour in the waiting area before being called to our room for a 9:50 appointment.
Dr. Grudziak is wonderful and compassionate!
we love Dr Druziak. he takes his time to explain the issues. he's very personable and is great with kids.
Dr Grudziak repaired my daughters knee when several other doctors could not even give a correct diagnosis. I cannot give enough praise for his experience, knowledge and abilities.
We will always continue to use Children's hospital North in Wexford and in Pittsburgh. The staff are amazing and the doctors as quick to put my mind and worries at ease. Dr. Grudizak is by far one of my favorite doctors.
I appreciate Dr. Grudziak's honesty and candor about my daughter's health. He looks at her entire "health picture" before recommending any treatment.
Dr Grudziak always give the best possible care for my son.
I know we are in the right place with Dr Grudziak and the staff. He excellent and my son is very comfortable with him.
wonderful doctor and staff. my daughter actually wants to go to the doctor. very relatable to children.
I would recommend this MD and his staff to anyone. they are not only great with your child but great with the emotional aspect that the parent feels.
Thus was the best visit to the doctors with my son I have had in a long time. The doctor took time to speak with my child on a personal level before we discussed his injury. The doctor pulled all of his x rays and showed us the healing process. he made my child feel safe and as if he was part of the conversation, not just the topic of a conversation. I would recommend him in an instant. he went above and beyond all of my expectations. if we would need to see an orthopedic doctor again he would be my first choice.
best provider ever !
this was our first experience with children's, it was refreshing compared to the Doctors and staff I had delt with outside of Children's
Very good Doctor!!!
It was a good visit for my child, just praying that she doesn't have to have surgery. Have a blessed day.
we have seen Dr. Grudziak since a few weeks after my daughter was born. Best Pediatric Orthopediac Doctor/Surgeon ever!!
love Dr. Grudziak
everyone there was so wonderful and caring especially to my son.
I thought Dr. Jan was awesome! He was very thorough and seemed exceptionally knowledgeable in this area. We feel very comfortable with the next steps in treating our daughter.
Dr. G is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!! I always recommend him when my associates ask about bone doctors for the kids
Very good visit. Only issue was that our appointment was 3:15pm but we did not see the doctor until after 4pm.
Dr Gruziak is a very good doctor. We have had to use him a number of times due to injuries. We appreciate the care he has provider to our child. He has a calmness about him that helps our son a lot. He relates well to athletic teenage boys and makes them understand what is necessary for their care. Also, I would like to point out that his administrative assistant Gretchen is top notch as well. She goes above and beyond to make sure that his patients are taken care of through dealing with all the red tape of insurance to what you need to do for surgeries to scheduling follow ups. I can't say enough good things about Dr Gruziak and Gretchen. They really try to ensure smooth experience for both the parents and the patient.
Dr. G was very personable and had a great sense of humor. He was able to put my daughter at ease.
Dr. Grudziak is an extremely good surgeon and caring person who takes his time and is willing to listen and talk about my care and my options. I would highly recommend him.
This was a follow up appointment for a problem my child was diagnosed with a year ago. The doctor made it seem like he had no idea we had been to see him before for the same condition. He wanted me to fill out paperwork as if my child was a new patient, even though the MA tried to tell him my child was not a new patient.
I am always amazed at how well this office stays on schedule and their prompt attention to patients.
The physician was so amazing. Very nice and helpful in explaining my daughters situation.
I loved this dr. we have been dealing with this issue since sept 25. this dr told us what was wrong and we won't mess around with dr in our area when it comes to my kids. def will come back when we think something is wrong. you guys get it right the first time not 8 weeks later so disgusted with the drs at home
very friendly, and related well with granddaughter.
It has been a good experience working with my care provider.
Dr Grudziak and his staff are always efficient and caring. We are blessed to have them.
he seemed to want to talk over me and not listen until he was ready. he was very informative and asked questions and responded to answers
we always get treated so great when we have to come to see her doctor. Him and his staff are always wonderful.
I cannot express the gratitude I have for Dr. Jan Grudziak. When my son broke his hip and was rushed to the ER, we knew there would be a chance an attending physician would perform the surgery. However, my husband and I requested Dr. Grudziak because he treated our son for a knee injury, he performed the surgery and made us extremely comfortable.
Provider is always 1 hr or more behind schedule and moves quickly during visit.
He is wonderful
We felt our provider was great! He was great with our daughter, even funny, to keep her relaxed, and he related well with my husband and I on a personal level as well. He explained well all we needed to do for our daughter's care, and we were very pleased!
did not listen to my child's concerns.
Dr. Grudziak is a surgeon who operated on my son. We did not know him before the accident. He is a very capable doctor with a very pleasant manner.
all the staff was wonderful,
He is an amazing doctor that will do anything to help his patients.
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