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UPMC Stories: Neurological Institute

Meet our neurosurgery patients and learn about their life-saving treatment at UPMC.


Meet Donald Image

Meet Donald

Received spine surgery.
Donald's Story.

Meet Eddie Image

Meet Eddie

Treated for brain tumor.
Eddie's story.

Meet Emerson Image

Meet Emerson

Treated for facial spasms.
Emerson's story.

Meet Heather Image

Meet Heather

Treated for a brain hemorrhage.
Heather's story.

Meet Mark B

Meet Mark B.

Treated for brain tumor treatment.
Mark's story.

Meet Mary Martha

Meet Mary Martha

Treated for Chiari Malformation.
Mary Martha's story.

Choose UPMC Physicians

Dr. Okonkwo smiles while wearing a lab coat. He is tan with brown hair and brown eyes.

Meet David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD

Neurosurgery expert. 
Dr. Okonkwo's Story.