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Internal Medicine

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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297 Patient
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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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February 01, 2018

I have honestly never had a physician listen so intently to my concerns and assist me in exploring all possible alternatives to my problems. There was no rush. I felt respected and understood. I really appreciated the way I was treated by Dr. Lienesch and all of his staff. I wish all of my physicians treated me this way.

January 29, 2018

Dr. Liensch is the best doctor I see. I see 3 other specialists at UPMC, and they are very good, but Dr. L. always provides me with careful, thoughtful insight into my illness, and provides the care I need.

January 25, 2018

Dr. Leinesch is truly one of the best providers I have ever had. He really does take time to listen to my concerns. I have referred several colleagues and friends to him.

January 25, 2018

I love Dr. Lienesch. He always gives me the time I need to discuss my medical condition and needs. He is very compassionate to me. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

January 24, 2018

Dr Leniesh is an excellent Dr and is great with his patients.

January 18, 2018

Very personable

January 11, 2018

Dr. Lienesch is the best rheumatologist in Pittsburgh

January 09, 2018

Dr Lienesch and his staff are excellent care providers. I've lived in different states around the country, and I can say without a doubt that Dr Lienesch and the UPMC staff and technicians are the best care providers I've ever had. I drive from Morgantown, West Virginia to make my appointments.

January 03, 2018

dr l is excellent and responsible. all the medical staff were well trained and kind.

January 02, 2018

Dr. Lienesch has been a fantastic rheumatologist for me. Other friends of mine are very envious of the care and treatment I have received. I have nothing but good things to say about him and how I have been treated in his care.