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Sub Specialty:
Thoracic Surgery

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
72 Patient
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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Hillman Cancer Center
5115 Centre Ave.
2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Office Phone:
(412) 623-2025

UPMC McKeesport Painter Building
500 Hospital Dr.
4th Floor
McKeesport, PA 15132
Office Phone:
(412) 664-2683


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


MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

Weill Cornell Medical College,
New York, NY

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center,
New York, NY

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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September 12, 2017


September 05, 2017

they listened to my concerns

August 15, 2017

excellent care

August 10, 2017

all good...

July 11, 2017

as surgeons are not known for their bedside manner I was surprised very pleasant by the punt of time and concern Dr Sarkaria spends with his patients. he is very kind and gentle. I am old enough to allow myself to comment that he is quite handsome too!!

June 27, 2017

For skill, caring, and concern, Dr. Sarkaria is wonderful. He spent the time we needed to address every one of our concerns and to help us understand what the surgery and recovery would involve. We have NO doubts that we got the best possible care with him and his team.

June 20, 2017

very happy with the service I received.

June 20, 2017

My Appointment was at 1:45 pm. I arrived at 1:30 pm. We did not see the doctor until 4:30 pm. The wait time is not acceptable.

May 02, 2017

Dr. Sarkaria is wonderful, as well as his nurse (I think her name is Peggy) and his assistant Jill!

April 25, 2017

Dr. Sakaria explained fully what procedure he was going to do. Patty also explained everything very thoroughly.