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Sub Specialty:
Nuclear Cardiology

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Passavant

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
5 Stars
573 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
UPMC Passavant - McCandless
9100 Babcock Blvd.
Suite 1135
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Office Phone:
(412) 748-6484

100 Bradford Rd.
Suite 310
Wexford, PA 15090
(412) 748-6284

3 St. Francis Way
Suite 202
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
Office Phone:
(724) 772-1133


Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Nuclear Cardiology, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology


MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

University of Pennsylvania Health System,
Philadelphia, PA

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD

University of Pennsylvania Health System,
Philadelphia, PA

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January 10, 2017

my wife and I were extremely impressed with the amount of time Dr. Buffer spent with us discussing my issue. it was my first visit.

December 19, 2016

Dr Buffer was. very courteous and professional and easy to talk to.

December 19, 2016

This was my first visit to Dr. Buffer. He was careful in reading previous physician's notes and asking questions about my care and health. The upcoming tests he prescribed at this visit were appropriate and all care and attention was extended by everyone concerned with my visit. I look forward to a good relationship with this doctor and his staff.

December 08, 2016

Dr. Buffer takes the time to discuss any problems and provides the correct solution. I am quite happy with Dr Buffer and his staff.

December 08, 2016

Excellent treatment as usual.

December 08, 2016

Great Doctor. Wonderful bedside manner.

December 08, 2016

Dr. Buffer and his team are the primary reasons that I have selected UPMC for my health insurance plan. The best and most responsive care you could ask for.

December 06, 2016

I did not witness anyone wash hands or clean equipment before or after use.

December 05, 2016


December 02, 2016

Dr. Buffer has always taken the time to provide me with the best care. I have no complaints at all.