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Specialty:

Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub Specialty:
Orthopaedic Trauma

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


Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.7 Stars
179 Patient
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LOCATION(S):

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

Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education:

MD, SUNY at Buffalo , Buffalo, NY

Residency:
Creighton University School of Medicine,
Omaha, NE


Fellowships:
Regions Hospital,
St Paul, MN



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August 29, 2018

the staff was very welcoming and efficient. I like the idea of being greeted when I arrive.

August 22, 2018

Dr Tarkin was excellent. I couldn't have asked for a better doctor, recovery, or care. I am walking and back to my normal life because of him and his staff.

August 15, 2018

The doctor inspected the wounds, removed the harness and noted her pnemonia. He provided clear alternatives and gave us time to make a decision.

August 15, 2018

Dr. Tarkin and his staff are superb

August 08, 2018

I have the best possible care provider. The staff treats you like family. Everyone is very organized and on top of things there!

August 08, 2018

Dr. Tarkin and his PA, Brian are both excellent and very knowledgeable. They want to do a good job to make their patient's better. That being said, I think they're too optimistic. It's ok to give someone more conservative goals for recovery. After every surgery everyone always says "you'll be up again on your feet in no time." A year and three surgeries later I'm still no farther ahead. That's not their fault at all, however, if I would've known this was a possibility with more realistic recovery times I could've planned better.

August 01, 2018

excellent job and care

August 01, 2018

my care with the Dr. was a very good one

July 25, 2018

Dr Tarkin"s comments were to the point, and he gave me important warnings about related health questions.

July 25, 2018

overall an exemplary provider and staff. I always felt so informed and comfortable with all issues surrounding my injury. From the moment I met Dr Tarkin and his staff I felt at ease. office very well managed and provided quick assessment and care. Absolutely no adverse experiences noted.