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Sub Specialty:
Thoracic Surgery

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.8 Stars
92 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

Hillman Cancer Center
5115 Centre Ave.
2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Office Phone:
(412) 623-2025


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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August 28, 2018

someone notified us of the wait time and suggested lunch. they called us once they were ready for us to return to clinic

July 24, 2018

Dr. Sarkaria and staff are exceptional.

July 17, 2018

I received important information regarding a CAR scan i had in 2013 that no other doctor ever mentioned to me. Hewas very thorough in reviewing my records and I appreciate it.

July 12, 2018

Dr. Sarkaria is an excellent physician

July 10, 2018

Excellent experience

June 28, 2018

absolutely what I expected..excellent listener, very prepared and very interested in my opinion and questions..After reading his bio on your website, he is my new hero..Love this man and his staff.

May 29, 2018

My appointment was 12:45pm-I was put in office around 1:00pm & didn't see Dr until 2:00--too long wait time & then felt somewhat rushed ---

May 22, 2018

professional ,careing, knowledgeable

May 01, 2018

Dr Sarkaria was smart, approachable, friendly, and knowledgeable.

April 17, 2018

Dr Sarkaria and staff are fantastic. Very prompt on diagnosing a problem and always provides a timely "fix".