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Internal Medicine

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

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

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


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


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

University of Virginia Medical School,
Charlottesville, VA

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,
Cincinnati, OH

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December 12, 2017

wonderful staff Dr is down to earth He explains things to me in a way I can understand.. Love to go to this practice!

October 31, 2017

Although, the circumstances for my visit were not ideal, the care I received was exceptional. Dr. Lienesch was very knowledgeable, kind and answered my concerns which eased my mind.

October 02, 2017

My experience in this office setting has always been stellar in providing me the required information and care that I need.

September 26, 2017


September 26, 2017

Dr. Lienesch is always available to me between visits via email which I find very convenient and comforting. He answers my email quickly and always simply. This often helps prevent a long distance trip to his office which is a far drive from our home and the drive is hard as we are both elderly. He is one of the best doctors I have ever had!

September 25, 2017

I love Dr. Lienesch. He epitomizes what every doctor should be.

September 25, 2017

Dr. Lienisch is a wonderful doctor! Whenever I email regarding an appointment (generally just an injection as needed in left hand), my call is returned in a very timely fashion. My appointments with him are always informative and we discuss my care as equal partners in my care and treatment. I truly appreciate him and his staff.

September 21, 2017

Dr. L. is fantastic. He is up to date on latest treatment options, and concerned about my overall well-being.

September 20, 2017

Dr Leinesch and his staff are wonderful. Would not consider going to anyone else

September 12, 2017

Dr.Lienesch is brilliant and the best communicator and caring individual. I am a registered nurse working for 30 years in the heath care profession and I am so impressed and grateful for him.