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Sub Specialty:
Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC St. Margaret
UPMC Hamot
UPMC Northwest
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Horizon
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
UPMC Mercy
UPMC McKeesport
UPMC Passavant
UPMC Presbyterian

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
74 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

UPMC Hamot - Flagship CVT Surgeons
120 E. 2nd St.
Suite 400
Erie, PA 16509
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

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

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

Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College,
Maharashtra, India

Mayo Clinic,
Rochester, MN

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February 16, 2017

all staff was amazing. Starting with Richard?? on the phone, to Linda the scheduler and then the Doctor. I had a wonderful experience with this staff. they all seemed to care what I was going through and wanted to do anything they could to help make it easier for me.

January 26, 2017

Good experience

December 13, 2016

100% happy with it

December 06, 2016

much better than anticipated

December 01, 2016

Dr. Shende is an excellent doctor, and she always helps me. She knew exactly what was wrong with my feeding tube sight and I was relived to know I didn't have an infection, and that she could take care of the problem.

November 17, 2016

I have already recommended a friend to Dr Shende for treatment of a similar issue.

November 17, 2016

the care I received was very professional and caring.

October 06, 2016

Dr. Shende was amazingly compassionate, sensitive and comforting in discussing my problem with me. She made me feel very comfortable and trusting of her.

September 29, 2016

I was treated with excellent care at Dr. Shendes' office.

September 29, 2016

This was actually a referral from my lung doctor to seek treatment for a paralyzed hemidiagram. The results were to schedule a surgery date which was very convienient. I was pleased to get a definite response to correcting my breathing problem.