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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:
5 Stars
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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August 24, 2017

I was happy with the overall experience

July 27, 2017

Doctor bender and staff are the best

March 23, 2017

the best doctor

January 19, 2017

Dr. Bender is very thorough, professional, knowledgeable and friendly.

January 03, 2017

My appointment was at 10:30. I was taken back into the individual rooms around 10:20. I did not see the doctor until close to 12:00. I was an hour late getting back to work as I originally planned to be back by 11:30 (not 12:30).

November 22, 2016

Dr. Bender was wonderful, very concerned and compassionate.

June 28, 2016


May 17, 2016

Finding Dr. Bender is a breath of fresh air. I have become accustomed to doctors not listening to me and/or not taking my concerns seriously. Dr. Bender spent a great deal of time with me, took my concerns seriously and gave me helpful advice. I'm very glad that I've found her and am please that she will be my local nephrologist.

October 08, 2015

the staff is great

October 06, 2015

Everyone is outstanding