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HHT Center of Excellence

HHT Center of Excellence of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a genetic disorder that affects almost 1.4 million people worldwide.

At the HHT Center of Excellence of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh, we provide adults and children with complete care across all medical fields that pertain to HHT.

Guiding You Through Your HHT Diagnosis and Treatment

HHT is an inherited blood vessel disease that causes abnormal connections between arteries and veins, or arteriovenous malformations (AVMs).

Our team of HHT doctors and genetic counselors will:

And, the HHT Center's coordinator will help ensure you have a smooth and efficient visit.

Cure HHT has deemed us a Center of Excellence. This means our standard of care must meet or exceed their guidelines for treating people with HHT.

We're one of just 18 HHT Centers of Excellence in North America. And, we're the only one within 100 miles of Pittsburgh.

» Learn more about the UPMC HHT Center of Excellence.

Focusing on HHT Research

In addition to providing state-of-the-art care to people with HHT, the HHT Center's research programs allow us to:

  • Improve our understanding of the biology that underlies AVM development in HHT patients.
  • Overcome the current limitations of managing and treating this disease.
  • Devise even better ways for managing HHT-related complications.

Contact Us

To make an appointment or refer a patient, call the HHT Center of Excellence at 412-648-6161,
or email us at

Please let us know if the patient is under 18 so we can schedule care at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Additional Resources

Opens the Cure HHT website
Vascular Medicine Institute at the University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh Human Genetics Public Health Program

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