Search for a UPMC doctor near you

Narrow your search:

To speak with an appointment scheduler, call 1-800-533-UPMC between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Note: We can schedule appointments for many — but not all — UPMC doctors and locations at this number.

Verify Your Insurance

Please call the physician's office to verify insurance coverage prior to scheduling an appointment.


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Mercy

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
5 Stars
46 Patient
Satisfaction Ratings
Learn About Our Survey


Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Kaufmann Medical Building
3471 Fifth Ave.
Suite 900
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 692-4400



MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, WI

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago,
Chicago, IL

Appointment Information

New Patients

Appointment Information

Call 1-800-533-UPMC (8762), Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to schedule an appointment OR call the locations listed above to speak with a representative.

Returning Patients

  • Your doctor may participate in scheduling through MyUPMC. If you would like to book online, please log in and visit the Appointments tab.
  • Call the locations listed above to speak with a representative.

Patient Ratings

Rate the Provider

Listens Carefully

Spends Enough Time with You

Recommend This Provider to Family/Friends

Shows Respect for Patients

Provides Easy to Understand Information

Explains in a Way You Understand

Patient Comments

At UPMC we believe transparency is critical. Patient comments found on UPMC Find A Doc are not investigated to ascertain truth or validity. Comments are posted in the spirit of providing patient's perceptions of their encounters with their providers.

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and are displayed in their entirety. Patients are not identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 24, 2019

All of the medical providers were congenial, knowledgeable helpful with people personalities. Very easy to speak with.

January 10, 2019

Very understanding of my needing some immediate help for my knee problem.

January 03, 2019

I just love Dr.Gwen. She is gentle and compassionate and always answers my questions. I realize that sometimes you might wait a while past your appointment time but that is just because she is spending quality time with another patient that needs her to listen to them and answering their questions.

December 20, 2018

excellent physician

December 20, 2018

great office and dr

November 08, 2018

excellent job

August 30, 2018

This was my first visit with Dr. Sowa. I found her to be an excellent, thorough, thoughtful provider with a very excellent team of professionals providing coordinated care. I was extremely satisfied.

August 30, 2018

Dr. Sowa was open and communicative, spending a long time listening and understanding my history and my concerns, then offering realistic, concrete treatment options.

August 02, 2018

Exceptionally good experience! I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Sowa to other patients! She listens carefully, asks a lot of relevant questions, explains in detail her diagnosis and recommendations, works together with other providers involved in my health care, and has excellent bad manners. So much gratitude for finding her and being able to get an appointment with her.

August 02, 2018

I am so very pleased with Dr. Sowa and the medical,staff. After more than two years of feeling unheard and frustrated by previous medical practitioners for my current injury, I'm forever greatful that I was able to finally have someone take the time to listen and understand my issue and respond to it accordingly, resulting in getting the treatment I needed from the start.