Search for a UPMC doctor near you

Narrow your search:

To speak with an appointment scheduler, call 1-800-533-UPMC between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Note: We can schedule appointments for many — but not all — UPMC doctors and locations at this number.

Verify Your Insurance

Please call the physician's office to verify insurance coverage prior to scheduling an appointment.

Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty:
Rheumatology

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


Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
5 Stars
275 Patient
Satisfaction Ratings
Learn About Our Survey

LOCATION(S):

University of Pittsburgh Physicians

UPMC Arthritis and Autoimmunity Center
Falk Medical Building
3601 Fifth Ave.
Suite 2B
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 647-6700
Map

UPMC Arthritis and Autoimmunity Center at UPMC Mercy
UPMC Mercy
1400 Locust St.
Bldg. D, Suite 2100
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Scheduling Phone:
(412) 647-6700
Map

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Education:

MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Residency:
University of Virginia Medical School,
Charlottesville, VA


Fellowships:
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,
Cincinnati, OH



Appointment Information

New Patients

Appointment Information

Call 1-800-533-UPMC (8762), Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to schedule an appointment OR call the locations listed above to speak with a representative.


Returning Patients

  • Your doctor may participate in scheduling through MyUPMC. If you would like to book online, please log in and visit the Appointments tab.
  • Call the locations listed above to speak with a representative.

Patient Ratings


Rate the Provider

Listens Carefully

Spends Enough Time with You

Recommend This Provider to Family/Friends

Shows Respect for Patients

Provides Easy to Understand Information

Explains in a Way You Understand

Patient Comments

At UPMC we believe transparency is critical. Patient comments found on UPMC Find A Doc are not investigated to ascertain truth or validity. Comments are posted in the spirit of providing patient's perceptions of their encounters with their providers.

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and are displayed in their entirety. Patients are not identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

June 29, 2017

Dr. Lienesch is terrific! and the nursing assistant was very friendly also.

June 20, 2017

always been a excellent experience

May 25, 2017

The staff are so very professional and treated me kindly and with the utmost respect. They appeared to keep the office moving smoothly, and made me feel like I was the most important person they were seeing. That takes real professionalism and should be recognized by UPMC.

May 11, 2017

I always have a good experience when I am there.I travel from Erie to see him, that should speak volumes.

May 11, 2017

Dr Lienesch is awesome, so is his nursing staff.

May 11, 2017

this was only my second visit with Dr. Lienesch as a follow up. I was very thankful for the scheduler to get me in for my initial visit. I could not get into my own PCP in my town and found him on the UPMC website. I found Dr. Lienesch as well as Dr.O'Connor very caring and extremely thorough. I was called each week by the doctor to go over my progress which I have never experienced. my follow up visit with Dr. Lienesch was as well very good. he spent a lot of time just discussing my problem, possible treatment plans and follow up.

May 08, 2017

he was outstanding in addressing my pain.

May 04, 2017

I have the highest respect and praise for Dr. Lienesch. He is a knowledgeable, compassionate and respectful physician~the best I have ever had the pleasure to care for me. I have referred numerous friends to his practice. He is attentive to his patient's needs and provides collaborative care that is exceptional. He is the BEST!

April 27, 2017

This doctor is one of the best.

April 25, 2017

Dr Lienesch is my rheumatologist and he is great. I look forward to seeing him because he is so expert and knowledgeable. Ray, his MA is just wonderful - he has a very upbeat and positive attitude and just being around him makes me feel better.