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Sub Specialty:
Thoracic Surgery

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
79 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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January 04, 2018

My only issue is that the wait time was way too long. My appt was for 915 at Shadyside, my daughter was able to drop me of, go to her appt at Mercy at 945, have stitches removed and make it back to Shadyside before I saw the dr.

December 26, 2017

From Valet Parking to check-in to Vitals taken to Dr. assistant to Dr. all very professional very efficient very helpful in meeting all my needs.

December 21, 2017

He was very well-informed, knowledgeable, and up-front.

December 19, 2017

Dr. Sarkaria and Dr. Luketich saved my life. the durgery I needed coukd not be done near my home and the care I received from the doctors, nurses and staff has always been exceptional.

November 21, 2017

Provider was very courteous and caring

November 09, 2017

My visits, conversations and discussions with Dr. Sarkaria and his associates have been uniformly excellent: informing, thorough and highly professional. This meeting was no exception to that high standard.

November 07, 2017

provider and staff are professional courteous and efficient

October 10, 2017

The nurses & receptionists were all very friendly & helpful. The Dr seems very competent & concerned & was also friendly.

October 05, 2017

Dr. Inderpal Sarkaria was the best. He spent plenty of time with me discussing tests he wanted me to take and what the results would hopefully provide. After the tests all concerns were covered. Dr. Sarkaria could not have been nicer. I left feeling all my questions had been answered.

September 26, 2017

Dr Sarkaria and all his medical staff have been great and have genuine concern for your health issues.