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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
60 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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September 29, 2016

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

August 04, 2016

I felt that I definitely have the best doctor for my condition.

June 16, 2016

Dr. Shende and her staff have always taken very good care of me. Dr. Shende is an excellent Doctor, I feel very blessed to have her as my doctor.

June 09, 2016

Dr. Shende was wonderful and I trust her fully. She is very kind and caring towards her patients.

April 28, 2016

There should be a circle for "excellent" regarding Dr. Shende!

March 22, 2016

It was a very good visit understanding and with great consideration. Thank you..

March 10, 2016

I came to see Dr. Shende thinking that surgery was my last and only option for heart burn. We talked about diet and exercise, how I was already working through those possibilities. I took 3 additional tests. I appreciated the fact that she was not quick to schedule surgery.

February 11, 2016

Very impressed with the knowledge and kindness extended to me.

January 26, 2016

This provider is excellent, I have no worries or concerns knowing she is taking care of me.

January 21, 2016

If we all were as professional and considerate as Dr. Shenda the world would be a much kinder and caring place. I am not able to find the correct words to express my respect and admiration for Dr. Shenda and how fortunate I am to have had her for my care giver.