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Sub Specialty:
Thoracic Surgery

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.8 Stars
55 Patient
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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
UPMC McKeesport Painter Building
500 Hospital Dr.
4th Floor
McKeesport, PA 15132
Office Phone:
(412) 664-2683

UPMC Monroeville at Oxford Drive
400 Oxford Dr.
Suite 100
Monroeville, PA 15146
Office Phone:
(412) 664-2683


Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery


DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
MBA, Saint Joseph University, Medical Management, Philadelphia, PA

Allegheny General Hospital,
Pittsburgh, PA

Morristown Medical Center,
Morristown, NJ

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April 16, 2018

Thought Dr Crist was very nice. Explained everything to me clearly. Hd to change drs because of insurance. would recommend him to anyone I know.

April 16, 2018

waited to long in the room to see the Doctor

April 12, 2018

Dr. was very kind & explained my problem in such a manner that my family & I understood everything & also understood what additional corrective action may be required.

March 08, 2018


March 05, 2018

everything went well

February 26, 2018

Dr. Crist was very very good at explaining everything

February 12, 2018

Explained health care and procedures ...Very easy to understand.

January 08, 2018

thougholy explained before and after each visits and or procedures.

November 27, 2017

the staff and doctor were pleasant and I got in to see the doctor quickly. my surgery was scheduled for a good time for me.

October 23, 2017

After meeting Dr. Lawrence Crist & the staff , they seemed to be a caring professionals.