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Sub Specialty:
Thoracic Surgery

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
129 Patient
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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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June 14, 2018

He is fabulous and shows compassion, respect and very knowledgeable. Wish all doctors were like Dr. Awais.

May 22, 2018

Dr Awais expedited my care including same day procedure.

May 15, 2018

totally unacceptable to wait for appt for 2-1/2 hours with no explanation as to why-had to leave before ever seeing Dr. Awais since I had to pickup grandchild from school and never expected that a follow up appt would take this long-also had a similar experience on my visit previous to this a year ago-that was a 3 hour wait & decided to leave without ever seeing Dr.-believe they put me in exam room & simply forgot that I was there. I obviously will be seeing another Dr. in the future.

May 01, 2018

My only complaint is the time spent in the waiting room. Over booking seems to be a problem. The doctor was very truthful.

April 20, 2018

Good experience

April 17, 2018


April 12, 2018

Doctor is thorough and willing to listen and address any concerns I may have.

April 12, 2018

Dr. Awais and his staff deserve to be commended for their expertise, service, compassion and knowledge. Dr. Awais saved my life with surgery. I cannot speak more highly of him.

April 10, 2018

I have complete confidence in Dr Awais.absolutely!!!

March 22, 2018

Dr Awais is excellent. I recommend him to everyone needing cardio thoracic care.