Dr. Daniel Wecht, MD, MSc, FACS

Dr. Daniel Wecht, MD, MSc, FACS

Neurosurgeon at UPMC Department of Neurosurgery

Meet Dr. Daniel Wecht, MD, MSc, FACS

Dr. Daniel Wecht is clinical professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and chief of neurosurgery at UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC McKeesport. He has an active spine and general neurosurgery practice and cares for patients at UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Shadyside, UPMC McKeesport, and UPMC St. Margaret. Dr. Wecht also specializes in the treatment of brain tumors and cerebrovascular diseases, such as stroke, aneurysms, and vascular malformations. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Wecht completed his neurosurgery residency at Baylor College in Houston, and received additional training in neurovascular surgery at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven. He is board-certified in neurological surgery. Dr. Wecht has been a neurosurgical faculty member at Yale University, University of New Mexico, and Allegheny University of Health Sciences. He has co-authored or authored several articles and publications and is an active participant in multiple professional and scientific societies.

Dr. Wecht is a neurosurgeon with UPMC Department of Neurosurgery.

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Pittsburgh, PA

How Dr. Daniel Wecht, MD, MSc, FACS Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon


  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Degenerative Conditions
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Herniation
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic Tumors
  • Nerve Compression
  • Nerve Entrapment
  • Neurofibroma
  • Schwannoma
  • Spinal Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Spinal Astrocytoma
  • Spinal Ependymoma
  • Spinal Lesions
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment


  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Hydrocephalus Shunts
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microforaminotomy
  • Microlaminectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Traditional Surgery
  • Tumor Resection

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Daniel Wecht, MD, MSc, FACS

  • Dr. Wecht is helpful and clearly appears to want to take the most effective/conservative approach to addressing my issues.
    — UPMC Patient
  • Dr.Wecht is a all around great Dr. and nice guy..His staff is extremely nice and helpful..Would highly recommend Dr.Wecht.
    — UPMC Patient
  • Experience was very good, very pleased with this provider's care.
    — UPMC Patient
  • Dr. Wecht is a true and very knowledgeable professional. This was not my first visit to his office. I'd seen him before for other neurological issues. But always, he addressed them with the utmost concern, professionalism, competency, and desire to help. UPMC's hiring physicians like him is why I stay with UPMC. Thank you for having him onboard.
    — UPMC Patient

Accolades for Dr. Daniel Wecht, MD, MSc, FACS

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellowship Trained, Yale University School of Medicine

Professional Affiliations

  • AANS/CNS Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • AANS/CNS Joint Section on Trauma
  • Allegheny County Medical Society
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American College of Surgery Associate Fellow
  • American Medical Association
  • American Heart Association-Stroke Council
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Office Information for Dr. Daniel Wecht, MD, MSc, FACS

UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street
Suite A-402
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Primary Location:

UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street
Suite A-402
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

UPMC Department of Neurosurgery's Website

Additional Locations

UPMC McKeesport, Painter Building
500 Hospital Way
2nd Floor, Suite 6
McKeesport, PA 15132
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UPMC South Hills
1300 Oxford Drive
Bethel Park, PA 15102
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UPMC St Margaret - 200 Medical Arts Building
200 Delafield Raod
Suite 2005
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
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Shadyside Medical Building
5200 Centre Avenue
Suite 617
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
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UPMC West Mifflin
1907 Lebanon Church Road
West Mifflin, PA 15122
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1600 Coraopolis Heights Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108
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Profile last updated: January 4, 2018. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.