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Sub Specialty:
Thoracic Surgery

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

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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66 Patient
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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 21, 2017

Dr. Shende is simply amazing. The best doctor I have ever seen..and I have seen quite a few. She listens...explains things very thoroughly, very highly respected and known as one of the best doctors in the entire area.

August 10, 2017

Dr. Shende is a marvelous Dr and person. She gave me the best care I could have ever hoped for. She saved my life when I first went to her in 2013. I'm now able to eat just about anything and I don't have any problems with it. She's caring and it shows in how she treats you as a patient and a person. I can't sing her praises high enough.

June 08, 2017

excellent doctor, and very compassionate.

June 08, 2017

EVERYONE at UPMC HAMOT was great! Dr. Shende and her staff are first rate!! I received the best care possible.

May 16, 2017

I am very thankful for the kindness of the office staff, especially Dr. Shende.

May 02, 2017

Dr. Shende is the best doctor I have seen. She really made a difference in my life. I love her to pieces.

April 11, 2017

very good

March 02, 2017

I would recommend Dr. Shende to anyone, very compassionate Dr

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