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Sub Specialty:
Nuclear Cardiology

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Passavant

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
5 Stars
567 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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January 27, 2017

first rate

January 26, 2017

Dr.Buffer is an exceptional and very caring man. He has treated me as a"friend" for 15 years and I have the utmost respect for him. Too bad all doctors can't emulate him.

January 24, 2017

all excellent

January 24, 2017

Best doctor I have ever dealt with

January 23, 2017

Great staff....well trained and well mannered

January 20, 2017

Dr. Buffer allows me the complete time and serious attention that, on leaving the appointment, I feel completely satisfied.

January 13, 2017

Dr. Buffer is by far my favorite of all of the Doctor's that I see. His genuine care and concern about my health could not be any better. He is an excellent Doctor and always takes as much time as is necessary to answer any questions/concerns that I have. I feel very lucky to have him as my Doctor.

January 12, 2017

I have a great deal of confidence in Dr Buffer. No matter what questions I have for him he has an answer and explains it in detail.

January 10, 2017

my wife and I were extremely impressed with the amount of time Dr. Buffer spent with us discussing my issue. it was my first visit.

December 19, 2016

Dr Buffer was. very courteous and professional and easy to talk to.