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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
69 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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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.

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..