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Clinical Interests

    Spine surgery
    Epilepsy
    Peripheral nerve

Education

Fellowship

VCU Medical Center

Medical School

University of Cincinnati

Residency

Neurosurgery, VCU Medical Center

Locations

Ambulatory Care Center

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417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

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(804) 828-7999

Children's Pavilion

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1000 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

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(804) 828-7999

Short Pump Pavilion

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11958 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233

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(804) 828-7999

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Ratings & Reviews

355 Ratings
61 Comments

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Always great!
March 2024
Everything was excellent [...]
March 2024
Provider went out of his way to get appointment for patient with another clinic at VCU Health.
March 2024
I continue to benefit from Dr. Ward's care in monitoring and treating my NPH.
March 2024
Very good
March 2024
Dr. Ward answered all my questions and fully explained the technical aspects that I brought up.
February 2024
If not for Dr. Ward, I would probably be an invalid by now. Truly exceptional.
February 2024
Excellent visit
January 2024
Excellent provider!
December 2023
*Dr. Ward's knowledge and his interpersonal skills give the patient full confidence in the treatment received.
September 2023
Dr. Ward is always very friendly, helpful and understanding.
August 2023
Great experience
August 2023
Good
July 2023
Very thorough explaining what the problem is and what treatment is needed. Allowed time for questions and answered all concerns
July 2023
I always recommend Dr. Ward
June 2023
Dr Ward is very patient and kind
June 2023
Clear explanation
June 2023
Explained everything and answered questions before I even asked. Great experience!
June 2023
Greatest doc possible!
June 2023
Good.
June 2023
Dr ward is very knowledgeable I have all the confidence in him
June 2023
Good
May 2023
Very good experience.
May 2023
I absolutely respect Dr. Ward and his staff; no complaints!
May 2023
Dr Ward has been great throughout the treatment period.
April 2023
Dr. Ward gave me a thorough understanding of the likely next steps in my treatment, including risks and benefits. I have complete confidence in his experience and judgment.
April 2023
Dr. Ward explained NPH well - showed us the MRI - described surgical procedure with pictures on computer & discussed pros & cons.
April 2023
Wouldn't change Dr. Ward for anyone.
April 2023
Dr. Ward is a precious commodity in medicine, & it has been my great good fortune to have him overseeing my complex medical status for almost 20 yrs.
February 2023
Dr. Ward is excellent in meeting my needs & helping me to feel better. Excellent neurosurgeon.
February 2023
Dr. Ward is amazing. We always receive wonderful care with him. VCU Health is lucky to have both Dr. Ward [...] always go above and beyond to provide excellent care.
February 2023
Consistent level of excellence.
January 2023
Dr. Ward is great! He gave me my life back.
January 2023
Good
January 2023
Dr. John D. Ward instilled confidence in me to the nth degree; I am looking forward to the procedure!
November 2022
Dr. Ward is the best. Professional, caring, personable, and very easy to talk to,
November 2022
Stellar performance!
October 2022
All good.
October 2022
Dr. Ward has done multiple surgeries on me - I trust him implicitly. [...]
October 2022
First rate provider.
September 2022
Best provider.
August 2022
My problem has been long standing (over a year), trying to define and treat the problems have been challenging. Dr Ward recently has been included and has offered new insight.
July 2022
Again, I could not speak more highly of Dr. Ward in absolutely every respect. It is amazing to me how a doctor with the highest possible expertise and experience and who I know is extremely busy and deals with very difficult medical issues can be so good at being friendly and welcoming, acting like he has all the time in the world, listening so well and respectfully, establishing personal rapport, showing concern, giving good explanations in understandable terms, offering solutions, and even asking about my husband by name. He's the best of the best.
June 2022
We need a whole more of Dr. Ward.
June 2022
Excellent experience.
April 2022
Could not expect more.
March 2022
Dr. Ward is one of the best doctors I have ever experienced. He takes time to make sure the patient and parents understands everything about the medical condition and any follow-up that Is needed.
March 2022
I have full confidence in Dr. Ward. He is very professional & compassionate.
March 2022
Dr. Ward is a professional. Knows what he is doing and cares about people. [...]
February 2022
Good
February 2022
Dr. Ward has been an excellent doctor. He has gone above and beyond to take care of me. Whenever I need to see him, he is always available.
December 2021
Dr. Ward has been my doctor for most of my life. I like his "bedside manner". He talks to me like. I'm a friend which I like.
October 2021
Excellent. Made everything clear and concise
October 2021
Visits with Dr. Ward are always business like and informative.
October 2021
Dr. Ward and his team of professionals are the best!
September 2021
A great surgeon & great person. I was fortunate to have such excellent care given the severity of my brain condition.
September 2021
Dr. Ward was terrific! He did not over promise or under promise. He greatly relieved my condition.
August 2021
Dr. Ward went over and above in helping us set up neurology appt.
August 2021
Dr. Ward is a wonderful doctor and showed respect for his patient's needs. I would recommend him without any hesitation.
July 2021
He is an outstanding doctor!!!
July 2021
John Ward is the best.
July 2021
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