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Sam A. Buffer, MD


Sub Specialty:
Nuclear Cardiology

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Passavant

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

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute-Presbyterian Hospital
UPMC Passavant - McCandless (UPMC HVI at Passavant)
9100 Babcock Blvd.
Suite 1135
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Office Phone:
(412) 748-6484
100 Bradford Rd.
Suite 310
Wexford, PA 15090
(412) 748-6284
UPMC HVI at Passavant - Cranberry
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 14, 2016

The best.

January 13, 2016

I am very pleased with my treatment by Dr. Buffer and his staff.

January 13, 2016

Dr. Buffer shows exceptional concerns regarding my health issues. He is by far the most caring Doctor I've ever had tending to my health issues. Also, his nurse, Cheryl, is THE BEST nurse ever! She responds to my phone calls and concerns in a timely manner with sincere compassion and accurate answers. Dr. Buffer has a valuable asset in Cheryl.

January 11, 2016

Dr. Buffer is a good listener and appears to have genuine concern for me. Answers questions I might have. I am very comfortable with him as a care provider.

January 11, 2016

Dr. Buffer is thoughtful and compassionate. He gives me confidence and I trust him.

January 11, 2016

Great team and Dr, Great practice, will continue to seek his assistance in future.

December 18, 2015

Dr. Buffer is the best cardiologist I could have on my health care team.

December 18, 2015

Very good M D

December 18, 2015

Dr. Buffer and his staff always have a high degree of professional concern for my health conditions. I have all UPMC doctors that gives me peace of mind.

December 16, 2015

Office visit was very informative pertaining to my condition and was treated by very capable and knowledgeable nurse for obtaining vitals and by the resident physician prior to my examination and consultation with Dr. Buffer. Dr. Buffer's exam and consultation was the most informative visit I have ever experienced related to my cardio condition. I am extremely satisfied with my decision to choose Dr. Buffer as my new cardiologist .

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