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Sub Specialty:
Nuclear Cardiology

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Passavant

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
5 Stars
557 Patient
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UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
UPMC Passavant - McCandless
9100 Babcock Blvd.
Suite 1135
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Office Phone:
(412) 748-6484

100 Bradford Rd.
Suite 310
Wexford, PA 15090
Office Phone:
(412) 748-6284

3 St. Francis Way
Suite 202
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
Office Phone:
(724) 772-1133


Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Nuclear Cardiology, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology


MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

University of Pennsylvania Health System,
Philadelphia, PA

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD

University of Pennsylvania Health System,
Philadelphia, PA

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May 24, 2018

Dr. Buffer is an intelligent, personable, involved cardiologist of the highest degree. His knowledge extends far beyond just his cardiology field. I have full confidence in him to keep my heart as healthy as possible.

May 08, 2018

Dr. Buffer was great. He really listened to all of my concerns, and answered all of my questions. He was thorough, and he didn't to rush through the appointment.

May 08, 2018

Dr. Buffer, Cheryl, Sue, Christine, and the staff always make me feel as I am their most important patient. I feel as though I have received the best care.

May 04, 2018

Dr. Buffer and whole staff are great.

May 04, 2018

Always a good experience.

May 03, 2018

best doctor Sam Buffer

May 03, 2018

Health care provider is excellent and I would recommend them to anyone.

May 02, 2018

Dr. Buffer has been committed to my health care since day one and I have the utmost trust in him and his group. Superior service.

May 02, 2018

Outstanding attention to me

April 20, 2018

drs nurse has been very helpful .