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Internal Medicine

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Hospital Affiliation(s):
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Presbyterian

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

UPMC Arthritis and Autoimmunity Center
Falk Medical Building
3601 Fifth Ave.
Suite 2B
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 647-6700

UPMC Arthritis and Autoimmunity Center at UPMC Mercy
UPMC Mercy
1400 Locust St.
Bldg. D, Suite 2100
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Scheduling Phone:
(412) 647-6700


Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine


MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

University of Virginia Medical School,
Charlottesville, VA

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,
Cincinnati, OH

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April 18, 2017

Dr. Lienesch is a compassionate doctor who seems absolutely concerned about my well being, is very willing to listen, and spends as much time with me as I need.

April 18, 2017

I've been under the care of Dr. Lienesch for 8 years and am consistently amazed at his concern and care for my condition. He is always trying to help me in any way. I have never felt rushed or that I was just a patient but rather more of a friend with his care. I am confident that he has my best interests at heart.

April 17, 2017

very friendly, concerned about the patients family and life style and how they are affected by the auto immune condition that I have

April 13, 2017

I travel 2 hours to come to these appointments and have not ever been disappointed. everyone is helpful and courteous

April 04, 2017

I'm very happy with Dr.Lienesch and hope he continues to be my Rheumatologist.

April 04, 2017


March 30, 2017

Dr. is excellent, shows concern and takes time to listen to health concerns. Very good experience.

March 28, 2017

Dr Leinesch is an outstanding practitioner, knowledgeable, thoughtful, caring and communicative. UPMC is fortunate to have such a true professional on its staff.

March 28, 2017

Dr Lienesch is an exceptional physician. He is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, attentive to detail while managing the overall important problems, explains treatment plan in detail, listens and remembers, and is kind and caring.

March 16, 2017

I was really impressed with how frequently Hand Hygiene was being done by everyone.