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Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty:
Nephrology (Kidneys)

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

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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33 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, Aristotelion University Medical School, Thessaloniki, Greece

Aristotelion University Medical School,
Thessaloniki, Greece

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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March 01, 2018

I think Dr Bender is excellent. She knows the details of my issues and explains things very well. And, she is one of the few doctors I've had that I feel I can talk to and not feel stupid.

February 27, 2018

Good experience with a great Physician!

January 25, 2018

Dr. Bender is amazing, I wish I had met her sooner as my previous kidney doctor was not very nice or personable and spent less than 5 minutes with me each visit. Dr. Bender shows a sincere attitude - she looks as me as if she is a mother and I appreciate her and her knowledge so much more because of that.

January 25, 2018


December 26, 2017

Dr. Bender spent a lot of time going over my records & health issues so she could see what she needed to do to order test etc. to figure out my condition. I was very impressed.

November 30, 2017

Dr Bender is one of the best doctors i've ever had. She is easy to talk to and she explains things very clearly to me. She is very concerned about my health care and also very knowledgeable of it.

November 28, 2017

Dr. Bender is not only authoritative but also very personable. She is open, direct, and has a great sense of humor.She is also incredibly thorough in terms of reviewing ALL medical records during the visit, and she makes detailed notes for the future. Only one other doctor--in my experience--has been as thorough as she is. All very reassuring. One other thing: I often feel in my visit with her that we have connected as human beings (I-THou rather than just "Expert- Patient"). If only they could teach this in med school.

November 28, 2017

I'm pleased with my Doctor and Upmc in general

September 14, 2017

Dr. Bender took a lot of time to listen to my complicated problem and is working to discover the cause and solution. It is comforting to find a doctor that is willing to dig in and actually work at a difficult diagnosis rather than just pass me off to someone else as some others have done.

August 24, 2017

I was happy with the overall experience