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Sub Specialty:
Thoracic Surgery

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
56 Patient
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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
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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September 30, 2019

I feel very comfortable with my provider. He listens to me and my concerns and is upfront with his answers. I really appreciate that because he is very trustworthy and honest.

July 15, 2019

Dr Crist is an Awesome Doctor UPMC is lucky to have him part of the staff

July 15, 2019

Dr. Crist and his P.A. staff are wonderful...always professional and down to earth.

June 17, 2019

The Doctor answers all my questions

June 03, 2019

Dr Christ is not only a great,highly knowledgeable, and compassionate Dr. he is also an excellent example , of a wonderful ,person.

June 03, 2019

My care provider was an exceptional doctor. He always answered my questions no matter how many I had. His knowledge was exceptional and considering that I was venturing into something new and scary I felt quite at ease and trusted him completely. It's very hard to find a doctor like him.

May 20, 2019

Always courteous and helpful..

April 22, 2019

I don't like being in the hospital,but I was treated great.

April 15, 2019

This appointment, I was not seen within 15 min....I was in severe backpain/rear end pain from 32 day hospital stay......I was not seen by Dr./staff for 2 hours....that to me is visit I will go to front desk and ask what the issue is

April 15, 2019

No bad comments. Dr Crist, his PA, and their tech were all very attentive, congenial, courteous, showed appropriate concerns and asked appropriate questions. I thought they were all very professional.