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Sub Specialty:
Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC St. Margaret
UPMC Shadyside
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Passavant
UPMC Presbyterian

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.8 Stars
171 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Hillman Cancer Center
5115 Centre Ave.
2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Office Phone:
(412) 623-2025


Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery


MD, University of Toronto Graduate Medical Education, Toronto, ON, Canada

University of Toronto,
Toronto Ontario, Canada

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

Cleveland Clinic Foundation,
Cleveland, OH

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August 11, 2017

Dr. Christie is a very caring, efficient, and excellent provider. I feel blessed to have him for a doctor!

August 09, 2017

This visit was excellent. Dr Christie is very thorough.

August 04, 2017

my appointment was at 2 p.m. in the afternoon. I was not seen by 3 10 p.m. I left the office without being seen. it should not take over 40 minutes without a health professional coming to check on me at all. dr. Christie did call me inquiring about the reason I left the office without being seen and he did discuss the results of my test.

August 04, 2017

feel confident with my care

July 14, 2017

I didn't see the doctor until 2 1/2 hours after my scheduled appt time. That's a very long wait.

July 14, 2017

waited 3 hours again every time I visit him it's a long wait and others in waiting area complain too

July 12, 2017

Very good

July 07, 2017

I had to get a ct scan before seeing doctor. waited 45 minutes to get it done. then I went to see the doctor I waited 1 1/2 hours in waiting room. I was then taken into the exam room waited another 1 hour before the doctor saw me. I have 2 broken vertebra in my back and I was in a lot of pain from waiting so long. I have never had to wait this long for a doctor to see me !!!!!!! I felt the doctor was very good it was just the waiting.

June 16, 2017

Great Surgeon. The best there is for thoracic surgery.

June 16, 2017

Dr Christie is an excellent doctor. He is able to describe my condition and prognosis in easy to understand terms. His manner is relaxed and he is easy to interact with. Adequate time is allowed for any questions that I or my wife might have. And, he always makes sure that we have any concerns or questions addressed before our visit ends. I could not ask for a better doctor. He is first class!