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Sub Specialty:
Thoracic Surgery

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

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
65 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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January 25, 2018

Dr. Shende was a very good doctor, and did explain things I needed to know. Her personality is fantastic. I really like her. I could have things explained to me several times, but later I have other questions.

January 16, 2018

Very understanding doctor, she is confident and makess you feel at ease.

December 28, 2017

Excellent appointment

December 21, 2017

This was a consultation based on family physician referral. Excellent attention, informative staff, knowledgeable, very helpful.

December 12, 2017

Dr Shende was very informative, respectful, and appeared to care about my condition.

November 30, 2017

the best

November 30, 2017

The doctor was very good at explaining my condition and made recommendations.

September 28, 2017

Athens doctor and staff are all amazing. Dr. Shende spent over an hour with us explaining things by drawing pictures and showing us a model of the ring that might be used. She was patient with us and answered all of questions.

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.

September 21, 2017

Dr Shenda is one of the most caring and compassionate doctors I've ever had the privilege to be seen by. She is very thorough and takes the time to explain to you what your problem is and your option to correct it. She doesn't do the surgery I need done but she recommended someone who could. I only wish she could of been my surgeon. She made me feel very comfortable and I had complete trust in her. I wouldn't hesitate to send someone to her. She's a great doctor I was honored to meet her