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Specialty:


Sub Specialty:
Cardiology
Nuclear Cardiology

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Passavant


Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
5 Stars
603 Patient
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LOCATION(S):

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
UPMC Passavant - McCandless
9100 Babcock Blvd.
Suite 1135
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Office Phone:
(412) 748-6484
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100 Bradford Rd.
Suite 310
Wexford, PA 15090
Phone:
(412) 748-6284
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3 St. Francis Way
Suite 202
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
Office Phone:
(724) 772-1133
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BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

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

Education:

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

Residency:
University of Pennsylvania Health System,
Philadelphia, PA


Fellowships:
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD

University of Pennsylvania Health System,
Philadelphia, PA



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September 11, 2017

Both Dr. and Nurse gave such excellent care, concern and time that I left feeling like I had just been given a "New Lease On Life"! Really!!!

August 25, 2017

is my cardolgist not pcp dr buffer has taken care of me for years would not change doctor he is very good

August 18, 2017

everything was good

August 17, 2017

Sam Buffer and his nurse Cheryl are the best. They are responsive, kind and caring. UPMC is so lucky to have such wonderful people working for them. Please recognize them for their efforts on job well done in each of their professions.

August 16, 2017

excellent visit and competent staff

August 15, 2017

Every time I see Dr. Buffer, I come away feeling reassured that my medical problems are understood and under control. He is a wonderful, caring doctor.

August 11, 2017

Awesome person

August 11, 2017

Very professional office

August 09, 2017

+Pleased with card provider and office workers

August 07, 2017

Great Doctor, great "bed side manner".