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Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty:
Nephrology (Kidneys)

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Presbyterian
Magee-Womens Hospital

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
5 Stars
52 Patient
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UPMC Kidney Clinic at University Center
University Center
120 Lytton Ave.
Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Scheduling Phone:
(412) 802-3043


Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine


MD, MCP Hahnemann University/Drexel, Philadelphia, PA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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April 30, 2018

Dr. Piraino and her staff are excellent.

April 26, 2018

Always receive best care possible!!

April 23, 2018

Dr. Peraino is the best physian I have ever had. I wish that I could use her all the time. However, she is a specialist and that would be impossible. She is very knowledgeable about all of my medical problems and coordinates my care with my other physicians by keeping them informed. My kidney disease has been stable as a result of her care for many many years.

April 09, 2018

Dr Piraino is a true professional and I feel very fortunate to have her monitoring my health. She is always very thorough and very encouraging. I am always grateful she took me in as a patient.

April 09, 2018

always thorough; never rushes me out; listens to my concerns

March 01, 2018

Dr. Pirano picked up on something important regarding a medication and made the necessary change

January 25, 2018

Dr. Paraino was an excellent second opinion.

January 22, 2018

Everything was excellent. Dr. Piriano is outstanding.

December 07, 2017

Always satisfied with the visit. Always taken care of at my visits.

December 04, 2017

I feel very fortunate to be under the care of Dr. Piriano. She is a true professional, and I always have the feeling she is looking at all aspects of my health in order to help me maintain the best possible outcomes.