William Donaldson III, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA, UPMC Presbyterian


Orthopaedic Surgery Pittsburgh, PA

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Executive Vice Chair University Pittsburgh Medical Center

Overview of Dr. Donaldson

Dr. William Donaldson is an orthopedic surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC St. Margaret, and UPMC East. He received his medical degree from Rush Medical College and has been in practice 37 years. Dr. Donaldson accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 133 doctors at UPMC Presbyterian and one of 55 doctors at UPMC St. Margaret who specialize in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Education & Training

  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Hospital for Special SurgeryResidency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1981 - 1986
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Rush University Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 1980 - 1981
  • Rush Medical College
    Rush Medical CollegeClass of 1980

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1990 - 2022
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1986 - 2021
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery

Publications & Presentations


Press Mentions

  • 102 Surgeons Focused on Spine Surgery Research Featured
    102 Surgeons Focused on Spine Surgery Research FeaturedFebruary 13th, 2016
  • Spine Surgeon Leader to Know: Dr. William Donaldson of UPMC
    Spine Surgeon Leader to Know: Dr. William Donaldson of UPMCFebruary 12th, 2016

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Anthem PPO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    Great West PPO
    HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
    Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
    Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • Please verify your coverage with the provider's office directly when scheduling an appointment