Dr. Zafar Chowdhry, MD

Dr. Zafar Chowdhry, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 73
Dr. Zafar Chowdhry, MD is a general surgery specialist in Johnstown, PA and has been practicing for 47 years. He graduated from King Edward Medical University in 1968 and specializes in general surgery and neurosurgery.

1111 Franklin St Ste 130

Johnstown, PA 15905

Contact Information

(814) 534-5724

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • UPMC

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Top Care Areas

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more than 80% of peers
Herniated Disc
more than 79% of peers
Cerebral Hemorrhage
more than 77% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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17  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • King Edward Medical University
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • St Margarets Meml Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • St Margarets Meml Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Upmc Mercy
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chowdhry has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chowdhry's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chowdhry to family and friends
11 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Chowdhry's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Chowdhry recently performed a very difficult operation on our daughter. Some said his bedside manner wasn't good but as parents we were more concerned about his skills not beside manner. We found him to be responsive to questions and followed up with us personally in the waiting room unlike...more
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