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Sub Specialty:
Cornea and External Diseases
Refractive Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Monroeville Surgery Center
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC St. Margaret

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.5 Stars
180 Patient
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UPMC Eye Center
UPMC Eye Center, Eye & Ear Instittute
203 Lothrop St.
Floor 7
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 647-2200


Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology


MD, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Tulane University School of Medicine,
New Orleans, LA

Duke Eye Center,
Dunham, NC

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September 22, 2017

Dr.Espandar is very good at what she does and I appreciate her very much.

September 20, 2017

This visit was a terminal visit whereby we will no longer make any further visits. We both had eye surgery and the surgery was a huge success. I am grateful for how this all turned out. While I have more glasses than ever I accept that I need them and I use them depending upon my activities and the weather. The surgery was a great success.

August 30, 2017

aLL good

August 02, 2017

The nurse/assistant who first saw me was very helpful and friendly as was the fellow who worked with the doctor. The doctor herself is very good but was in a hurry and a bit scattered. It was as if my eye issues were not that significant. In comparison with some cases she probably sees, I can understand that. Nevertheless, a patient should be treated with a bit more respect than that.

July 26, 2017

Dr. Espandar is the best at the center in terms of knowing how to treat patients. I don't mind waiting to see her as she's so personable and shows sincere empathy and explains in terms I can understand and doesn't make me feel rushed. Please keep her and ask her to teach others how to make a patient feel cared for.

July 26, 2017

Dr. and staff had the utmost concern for my welfare and reinforced the necessity of following the doctor's directions and advice.

July 24, 2017


July 12, 2017

The resident was an excellent provider of information. She clearly explained things. Dr. Espandar did as well.

July 12, 2017

it wad really fantastic.

May 31, 2017

The care provider gave adequate advice and care.