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Tim Ward, MD, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, attending Catholic grade and high school in the Knoxville section of Pittsburgh. He spent 2 years in college at Penn State University followed by medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. He considers J. Leonard Goldner, MD, former chief of orthopaedic surgery at Duke University Medical Center, to be his most important professional mentor and role model. Dr. Ward has recently completed a fellowship in adult spinal surgery and has primarily restricted his current clinical practice to pediatric and adult spinal surgery, although he continues to consult and treat selected pediatric hip and foot disorders.
Dr. Ward has been married since 1979 to Bobette Ward, MD, herself a physician specializing in geriatric medicine. Tim and Bobette live in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh and are the parents of six children. Dr. Tim Ward spends his non- working hours attending various sporting activities that his children are involved in and maintaining an interest in personal fitness and political science.
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: 45
Dr. Ward is the best! Back surgery was 27 years ago - obviously, it has lasted to the present time.
Dr. Ward is great! Excellent doctor I would defiantly recommend him.
Not very happy with the time spent and lack of concern the dr. had for my concerns with my child. Very dismissive of questions and concerns.
Dr. Ward has eased my mind about my child's condition and the outcome that is expected. He is always so kind and very knowledgable.
I referred Dr ward to my sister since he and his staff were so professional
Dr. Ward performed a spinal fusion for me on 5-31-06. No pain, easy recovery, and nine years with no problem.
Dr. Ward was extremely personable, caring and easy to talk to about my concerns for my child. He was knowledgeable and answered all of my questions.
Staff was excellent at the office and in the same day surgery ward. They smiled and put me at ease. Another staff made sure I had the right appointment and even checked with the other staff to be sure she gave me the correct information. Doctor Ward was respectful and seemed very knowledgeable about what treatment my son needed. All hospital nurses and staff were attentive and made sure we were comfortable and my son was given the best care I could have asked for.
Dr. Ward was very responsive to issues I had with the original Orth Dr. that saw my daughter in the ER. I was satisfied that any and all issues would be addressed and felt we are in good hands going forward.
My daughter is very comfortable with Dr. Ward. He has been treating her since infancy, and she thinks the world of him.
our visit was very rushed
Doctor Ward, has been and still is very professional in his approach to my issues yet has a deep concern that I am to understand everything in terms that are understandable while at the same time educating me on how my body works and what happens when things go wrong. He allows for questions and I feel very confident in asking even the simple questions of such a professional. We have seen him for many family issues and I am grateful to be under his care again. Such peace of mind and body had come all ready from just one visit. I am confident whatever the out come of this new challenge I will be guided and help by his knowledge and care.
He was rude and no bed side manner
The office people, doctor, and nurses in the department were wonderful.
I was very pleased with the way Dr. Ward took his time to thoroughly explain my health concern to me in a way that I felt at ease with my problems.
I have been having health concerns for a year which is why I scheduled an appointment with a specialist. I was made to feel like I was dumb for making the appointment. I was in the exam room for less than 10 mins and no care at all was expressed. Waste of my time off from work to come to the appointment and waste of my time in general. Very disappointed.
The entire experience was absolutely wonderful, we are really happy with our first experience at Childrens
quick and easy
I consulted Dr.Ward for a second opinion because I trust his integrity and honesty. He spent time with me explaining my medical issue and possible solutions. I was pleased with his care and the courtesy of the office
Dr. Ward did a wonderful job, speaking directly to my child during our visit. He would listen to his concerns as well as myself. He was very sympathetic and also showed us differently scenarios related to my son's problem.
Not only does Dr. Ward have excellent technical and historical expertise, but his willingness to explore and implement new treatment options (Schroth therapy, new braces) make him exemplary in his field.
He was wonderful, and addressed all of our concerns.
Very courteous and responsive.
Dr. Ward was receptive to, and informed about, an exercise program to work on my daughter's scoliosis situation. While it may not have been recommended if I hadn't asked about it, his knowledge and receptivity to the idea of PT with a Schroth trained therapist was fantastic. We are much happier to try this active route rather than heading directly to a passive brace situation. Dr. Ward was sympathetic toward my daughter and explained the situation well. He came highly recommended and I certainly understand why.
I have had only good experiences at Dr Wards office. He is the best.
Staff was awesome. That says it all.
This was our first time to Children's Hospital. I was impressed as to how quick we were in and out. I was very please with Dr. Ward. I look forward to our visit in five weeks.
Everyone we met was great
Doctor Ward is the best there is.
I love dr. Ward..thank you for doing what you do!
Dr. Ward is one of the best doctors I know of.
Dr Ward is an amazing surgeon.
Everyone we dealt with from the trauma team at the hospital to the staff at the office was exceptional and should be rewarded for this above and beyond level of care. I can't even put into words how well were treated while in the hospital. I will tell everyone I know about our exceptional care at Children's Hospital.
Dr. Ward is fantastic!!!!
Dr. Timothy Ward is a great doctor! He always answered our questions thoughtfully and in a way that we could understand completely. He helped my daughter tremendously and would highly recommend him to friends and family!
the doctor appeared to be in a rush and i felt the visit was a waste of time
Dr. Ward came across very rude and unprofessional.
would have liked md to give more detailed response regarding what surgical procedures were performed, over all prognosis, and better explanation of current level of healing process. things seemed very rushed.
Very brisk and impersonal. Appeared to be overwhelmed with patients.
Never looked at us. Either looked at the computer or his intern. Very arrogant. Did not take the time to explain anything. Gave his opinion and said follow up with someone in a year. VERY disappointed he did not further explain my son's diagnosis.
I am extremely disappointed in the level of care my son received. Dr. Ward spent less than 10 min with us and didn't touch my son once. He didn't ask about my son's level of pain and did not listen when we answered the few questions he did ask. It felt like we were brushed off and like my son's pain was insignificant.
Dr Ward is excellent! We were in and out of our appointment in no time. He answered all my questions and gave us tips on how to care for him after the spica cast was removed.
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