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Sub Specialty:
Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Northwest
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Passavant
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC St Margaret
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
UPMC Hamot
UPMC Jameson
UPMC Presbyterian

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
67 Patient
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UPMC Hamot - Flagship CVT Surgeons
120 E. 2nd St.
Suite 400
Erie, PA 16507
Office Phone:
(814) 877-5600


Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery


MD, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Maharashtra, India

Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College,
Maharashtra, India

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey,
Newark, NJ

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey,
Newark, NJ

Mayo Clinic,
Rochester, MN

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October 29, 2019

Dr Shende could not have been any more responsive to both my wife and me. She gave evidence that she had taken time to review my chart and was conversant with my situation. She showed me the on screen results of my Barrium xray and using an easy to understand drawing explain two surgical options for my situation. Upon choosing the one option, I discovered that she had skillfully guided me to the correct without dictating a decision. I found her easy to converse with and she inspired great confidence in both my wife and I as together we face this needed surgery. I would definitely recommend Dr. Shende and she is a wonderful complement to your organization.

October 24, 2019

I Always receive excellent care from Dr. Shendi, especially love the hugs

October 10, 2019

Excellant, she is very good

September 26, 2019

I admire my doctor; in addition to her academic skills, she knows the workplace skills involving the care and concern for people. She is a servant leader.

September 26, 2019

Dr. Shende was very good at this appointment and explained (in depth) why she would not be able to assist or preform surgery for my condition. She even telephoned my oncologist and explained to her why she can not assist me with my condition.

September 16, 2019

was very understanding and provided answers I could understand

September 05, 2019

Dr. Shende was available to me immediately when I voiced a concern about the symptoms I was experiencing.

August 22, 2019

was a little uncomfortable, After the first few things she sad I just kept hearing bla bla this is own you no one will operate on you blablabla this is on you.

August 22, 2019

dr shende was very professional that you don't find in the medical field you don't find anymore! I was very impressed by her concern for my situation and promptly helped me to find a solution to the issue.very very satisfied and would recommend her in the future!!!

August 01, 2019

Good experience.