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Sub Specialty:
Thoracic Surgery

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

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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112 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
UPMC Mercy Health Center
1515 Locust St.
Suite 5121
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Office Phone:
(412) 232-5665


Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery


DO, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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July 26, 2016

none bad all good

July 21, 2016

sensitive,, caring physician

July 14, 2016

Excellent surgeon. Great staff.

July 05, 2016

I was very satisfied and reassured by Dr. Awais' evaluation of my test results and explanation of how he will follow up in January 2017 with an additional procedure to check on any additional recurrence of disease in my esophagus.

June 16, 2016

Dr. Awais saved my life! I could not ever repay this man , Dr Awais is a very intelligent man, he always puts me at ease. It is very hard to put into words the way you feel about a man that saved your life. I will forever be indebted to Dr. Awais. I will never be the person I was before the accident, but I'm Alive!!

May 19, 2016

I was very impressed with the Dr. and his assistant. very knowledgeable and took plenty of time with me

May 19, 2016

Dr. Awais is the

May 12, 2016

very good

May 12, 2016

Dr. Awais is very personable and has a very nice bedside manner which is important in making patients comfortable with serious issues they have regarding their health. This was my first visit to Dr. Awais' office so some of the questions don't apply to me just yet.

April 28, 2016

Doctor Awais and his entire staff exude a level of professional service I've received nowhere else.