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Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub Specialty:
Orthopaedic Trauma

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Mercy
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
UPMC Presbyterian

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.7 Stars
118 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kaufmann Medical Building
3471 Fifth Ave.
Suite 1010
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 687-3900


Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


MD, SUNY at Buffalo , Buffalo, NY

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Omaha, NE

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St Paul, MN

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January 04, 2017

I felt I had excellent service from all the staff with whom I interacted.

January 04, 2017

This was a warm and well explained visit.

December 28, 2016

Great Staff. I really like Dr. Tarkington, easy to talk with, sense of humor, knowledgeable . Good guy.

December 21, 2016

Dr. Tarkin is a wonderful doctor and takes great care of my medical needs.

November 02, 2016

An Excellent and competent team for sure.

October 26, 2016

Wait time to see Dr. Tarkin is way too long.

October 26, 2016

everyone in this office is great! Very freindly , smiling ,helpful, caring . Awesome surgeon! This is out of my local area so not normal provider

October 19, 2016

very pleased with all aspects of my care related to my car accident.

October 19, 2016

Dr. Tarkin did surgery on my dad's leg. He is great! We were here for a follow-up visit.

October 12, 2016

Dr. Tarkin has been a life saver for me. He was my original surgeon, when I was in a motorcycle accident. so 5 years later, I broke my kneecap. would have not gone to a different surgeon. He is an amazing surgeon