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Sub Specialty:
Nuclear Cardiology

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Passavant

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
5 Stars
610 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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June 21, 2017

Routine follow up visit

June 12, 2017

Always a good experience

May 26, 2017

A very good medical staff, and a very careful doctor.

May 26, 2017

Both the nurse and doctor were very helpful with a question I had about a prescription I'm currently taking.

May 26, 2017

I have been seeing Dr. Buffer for 13 years and I believe he is the best Cardiologist I could choose. He is extremely caring, concerned and answers all of my questions and he always takes as much time as is necessary to address any and all issues that I have. I would not want to go to any other Cardiologist except Dr. Buffer. He is the best!

May 23, 2017

Great staff from top to bottom. Never a negative person or attitude.

May 22, 2017


May 12, 2017

dr. Buffer is a specialist in his field of cardiology. he was very skilled in his exam and pleasant in his presentation.

May 10, 2017

Dr. Buffer is outstanding!!!! His staff is kind and courteous as well.

May 08, 2017

Always makes me feel at ease and that i am in good care