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Sub Specialty:
Nuclear Cardiology

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Passavant

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
5 Stars
582 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

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
(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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March 13, 2017

during my visit everyone was really professional, friendly, helpful and courteous. very nice office.

March 09, 2017

I feel very secure having Dr. Buffer in charge of my heart care.

March 09, 2017

Dr.Buffer is extremely pleasant,calm and right to the point..which I am grateful. his positive attitude made me feel confident in his knowledge of my concerns

February 24, 2017

This was a routine office six month check up. it was a very pleasant experience as always.

February 24, 2017

Have known Dr. Buffer for many years. As much as he is my Doctor, I also consider him a friend.

February 24, 2017

The staff in this office are very professional and caring.

February 22, 2017

spent a lot of time with me answered all my questions.

February 21, 2017

Dr Buffer is very compassionate, and always explains what concerns us in everyday language. he is also an excellent physician.his staff goes above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and cared for. we love his nurse Catherine. she is the sweetest most compassionate person.

February 21, 2017


February 21, 2017

Dr. Buffer is always thorough in his explanation addressing my health concerns. He does not rush through the exam and is very cordial to me. I have never had a bad experience in 10 years of care with him.