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Sub Specialty:
Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Hamot
Magee-Womens Hospital
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC McKeesport
UPMC Northwest
UPMC Passavant
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC St. Margaret

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
52 Patient
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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
UPMC McKeesport Painter Building
500 Hospital Dr.
4th Floor
McKeesport, PA 15132
Office Phone:
(412) 664-2683

UPMC Monroeville at Oxford Drive
400 Oxford Dr.
Suite 100
Monroeville, PA 15146
Office Phone:
(412) 664-2683


Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery


DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
MBA, Saint Joseph University, Medical Management, Philadelphia, PA

Morristown Medical Center,
Morristown, NJ

Allegheny General Hospital,
Pittsburgh, PA

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January 08, 2018

thougholy explained before and after each visits and or procedures.

November 27, 2017

the staff and doctor were pleasant and I got in to see the doctor quickly. my surgery was scheduled for a good time for me.

October 23, 2017

After meeting Dr. Lawrence Crist & the staff , they seemed to be a caring professionals.

October 12, 2017

very friendly and helpful

July 10, 2017

This appointment was a 1 year follow-up appointment from my reflux surgery with Dr. Crist. I have been very pleased with the results of the surgery and no longer have my reflux problems. Not only have I been pleased with the surgery and the results, I have been pleased with Dr. Crist care and concern along with the care and concern of his staff. Especially Crissy.... She is always quick to return calls and answer questions or find out the answer to my questions if she does not know them. Overall, I am very pleased with the doctor and this office.

June 12, 2017

I have nothing bad to say about UPMC, my cancer journey has been nothing short of a mircle, 1st rate in every way, they all , the Dr's, and all staff are professional in every aspect, bottom line they saved my lifehow do you say thank you to that ?

May 22, 2017

All of my concerns were addressed with great care and empathy. Given the Diagnosis of Cancer is of course always scarry but Dr. Christ and his staff were and have always been wonderful.

March 06, 2017

Always shows concern. Answers all my questions with easy to follow and understand answers.

February 20, 2017

I got there early and was taken early.

November 21, 2016

Dr. Crist is always excellent to work with, and answers all my questions.