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Sub Specialty:
Neurology (pediatric)

Hospital Affiliation(s):
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
104 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Pediatric Neurology
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Ave.
2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Office Phone:
(412) 692-5520

Children's Pine Center
11279 Perry Hwy.
Suite 202
Wexford, PA 15090
Office Phone:
(412) 692-5520


Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center,
Cleveland, OH

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March 23, 2017

I was happy about the thoroughness of the questions, especially initially from the resident, as he was able to spend time asking a lot of questions and was able to filter what was most important for what was going on with my daughter to relay to the provider for most efficient use of our time with him. I also found the provider very gracious in listening to my complaints about the difficult time we have had trying to address the problem with another field of medicine and whether he had other ideas.

March 17, 2017

Dr Safier almost seemed like he was trying to slow me down and to spend even more time with my son to make sure he had all the info he needed to see if there was anything else he could help with. He respected my son and his thoughts.

March 17, 2017

Our visit is always wonderful at this facility.From the registration to the physician.

February 10, 2017


February 06, 2017

excellent and courteous staff. Dr. Safier is an excellent Doctor. doesn't rush the appointment. listens and explains everything to my daughter to put her at ease.

February 06, 2017

Everything is good!

January 20, 2017

Dr. Safier was very thorough and I appreciate his time. his nurse Jennifer is also great.

January 13, 2017

He was very knowledgeable & comfortable to talk to.

November 11, 2016

Dr Safier was amazing. everything we were looking for and more. definitely left feeling like our son is in very good hands.

October 14, 2016

Dr. Safier is an amazing physician and has always shown us that he truly cares for the well-being of our son. We will stay with Dr. Safier as long as he is practicing and our child is in need of neurology services, I am over all extremely pleased with every interaction we have ever had with him.