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Christopher Michael Sciortino, MD, PhD

Surgical Director, Advanced Heart Failure Center


Specialty:

  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Sub Specialty:

  • Surgery

Affiliations:

  • UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • UPMC Shadyside
  • UPMC Passavant
  • UPMC East
  • UPMC Presbyterian
  • UPMC Mercy

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Locations

UPMC Presbyterian 200 Lothrop St. Suite 5B

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office Phone:
(412) 648-6200
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UPMC South Hills 1300 Oxford Dr. Suite 1A

Bethel Park, PA 15102


MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Residency:

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Fellowships:

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Board Certifications:

Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Christopher Sciortino is an assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and surgical director of the UPMC Heart Transplant Program, the UPMC Advanced Heart Failure Center, the UPMC Artificial Heart Program.

He earned his medical degree, as well as a master’s degree in applied anatomy and a doctorate in biophysics and bioengineering, at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Dr. Sciortino then completed his residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where he won numerous clinical and academic awards.

Dr. Sciortino's clinical practice encompasses all aspects of adult cardiac surgery, including coronary artery bypass, aortic, heart rhythm, and valve surgeries, and minimally invasive surgery. He specializes in surgical treatment for advanced heart failure, including ventricular assist devices, heart transplant, and ECMO. His research interests include heart failure outcomes after surgery, heart transplantation, and VAD development.

Dr. Sciortino sees patients at UPMC Presbyterian.



2/28/2018
this staff provided me the ultimate in the very best care and always treated me with the utmost respect. I appreciated all their efforts. Thank you!

2/28/2018
although I hope never have to go through this ain, I I am so glad I had Dr Sciortino and his staff as well as all of the ICU staff care for me. I could not have asked for better care!!

12/20/2017
Dr Sciortino was very kind and gave me more information in the time that I spent with him than in the 7 1/2 years since my ablation that resulted in the pseudo-aneurysm.

10/18/2017
Doctor Cristopher Sciortino is outstanding ,professiona and caring, HE IS THE BESTl

8/16/2017
nothing but good, he saved my life

8/9/2017
THE VISIT WAS MY INTRODUCTION TO Dr, S. HE HELP ME UNDERSTAND MY PROBLEM, TOLD ME HIS CONCERNS FOR MY HEALTH AND WHAT I MUST DO TO PREP MY SELF FOR THE OPERATION. VERY GOOD BED SIDE MANNERS. HE TALKED SO THAT MY WIFE AND I UNDERSTOOD WHAT HE WAS SAYING.

7/12/2017
First class care across the board. I could not ask for better.

6/5/2017
In March 2017, Dr Scorpitino saved my life by pulling blood clots from my heart. I arrested but he continued the to revive me. I am eternally grateful for his dedication and commitment to see my recovery. It has been a long journey to full recovery but I believe and have hope for a complete healing.

6/5/2017
Excellent care during my stay and top notch service on my follow up appointment. Truly a world class establishment

4/24/2017
Great job, best of care.

3/27/2017
Excellent staff and Doctor - would highly recommend to anyone.

3/27/2017
Escellent