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David George Binion, MD

Professor of Medicine
Director, UPMC Nutrition Support Service
Co-Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center



  • Gastroenterology

Sub Specialty:

  • Internal Medicine

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UPMC Presbyterian 200 Lothrop St. Digestive Disorders Ctr., 3rd Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office Phone:
(412) 647-8666

MD, SUNY at Buffalo , Buffalo, NY



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Very knowledgeable, thorough and interested.

Dr. Binion genuinely cares about my well being. In fact, I've never felt so understood by a physician. We are lucky he chose to practice in Pittsburgh.

My experiences with this provider have always been good.

Dr. Binion is the best doctor I could have! He carefully listens to all I have to say and looks at each symptom from all angles and gives me the best possible care for each issue that I have. He is extremely knowledgeable about my condition and all other conditions associated with it and uses that knowledge to give me the best medical advice there is! He has literally saved my life and continues to work to make sure my quality of life is the best it can possibly be.

I travel a long way to see Dr. Binion and it is well worth it. I won't go see anyone else.

Never have I ever had a bad experience with Dr. Binion. He literally saved my life!!!!!

I absolutely love Dr Binion and his team. I have recommended him to family and friends because of the fantastic care he has given me. He always listens and does things in the best interest of me. He's not in it for the money, he's in this job to help people feel better and be themselves again and you can truly tell that.

this was the first office visit within UPMC network that took time to update my medication list so it was accurate. my medications although verified at every visit were not changed in the system. This is a huge benefit for patients and satisfaction of the visit

Dr. Binion is an intelligent and compassionate provider. I respect him and he respects me, he understands how I feel about my chronic medical condition. We discuss the best course to take for my care and he encourages me to call with any problems. I feel connected to his office and know that I am not in this alone.

I travel vastly to get to this doctor. I find him to be extremely helpful and also up in his game with my disease

Absolutely phenomenal care by Dr. Binion since the first time visit more than five years ago, having to travel out of state to receive the excellent treatment that I believe has given me a quality of life that I couldn't have enjoyed without Dr. Binion and the team of UPMC physicians he has brought on to help with my complex medical issues. I truly believe I owe my life to God and David Binion!

kind, understanding and very knowledgeable

Dr. Binion is a phenomenal medical provider. He is not only extremely knowledgeable and professional, but he truly takes the time to listen to his patients' concerns. He does not gloss over any information and he understands that ALL aspects of a person's life must be taken into account to provide excellent medical care. Dr. Binion takes his time with his patients, something that many providers do not do; this allows him to both teach his patient and to work with the patient to make a plan of action that will be successful. I highly recommend Dr. Binion to everyone I meet. He is an invaluable member of the IBD team at UPMC. I feel very lucky to be under his care!

Dr binion is a blessing to have in my life. he cares and understands my illness and takes the time to treat me as an individual. his support staff is fantastic too.

he is one of my heroes

i always have a great office visit with Dr. Binion

Dr. Binion is absolutely wonderful!

Dr. David Binion is one of the best doctors that I have ever had the privilege of guiding me through my healthcare plan.

I love DR. Binion

great dr. nurse,s and pa. are wonderful.

Dr. Bunion has been a wonderful doctor. He first started seeing my mom while she was in the hospital and diagnosed with Chris's disease. I like the way he treated her so much, that I wanted to see him too. I called his office and explained that I was starting a new job and they got me in to see him sooner to help get my UC under control. He always knows our histories when my mom and I go see him. He is extremely smart and always treats us so well. I feel like he is the best GI doctor I have ever seen.

Dr. Binion is the best doctor. He is amazing - an attentive listener, a caring person and a brilliant doctor.

Doctor and his staff answered all questions very well.

dr binion made time to see me because my regular doctor was out of town. he is extremely knowledgeable and caring, an excellent dr.

Seeing Dr. Binion yesterday changed my life. He us, hands down, the best doctor I've ever seen. I've had unique and complex medical issue that I always knew we're connected. By asking the right questions, Dr. Binion connected the dots and was able to tell me exactly what was happening in my body. I am beyond grateful to have met him and am positive with his help I will restore my health and well-being.

Dr. David Binion is a brilliant physician and is extremely compassionate and concerned about my health and all of his staff are exceptionally qualified.

Dr Binion is the best. Cares about his patients and gives them all the time they need.

Dr Binion spends whatever time is needed to listen and answer my questions. I fly to see him from Los Angeles at least twice a year. He is the best doctor to treat my condition

Doctor Binion as well as Juliette are extra special. Dr. Binion cares about your overall health not just his specialty. You can speak with him about anything and he is interested and will help you find the answers. I feel relaxed and in good hands with him. Juliette is also very helpful, friendly and caring. I have found no better.

I highly recommend Dr Binion. The time he spends with us is so valuable. We drive four hours twice a year for his care and the quality of the time he spends and the care I receive is worth every trip. I have Crohn's and Dr Binion's research is heading towards making great strides in controlling this illness. My family and I have great respect for this man and his work.

I wish all providers are kind and took the time to listen and made you feel that you are not going crazy with the symptoms that was provided. Providers should learn from this doctor to take time to listen to their patients. Any chance I get I will be recommending this doctor.

Complete professionalism and expertise given each time during my appointments by all of Dr. Binion's staff as well as Dr. Binion. I travel over approximately 5 hours to see Dr. Binion because the care I receive from him is no less than first class. He is a brilliant physician and has turned my poor health around to a new and productive quality of life I never thought I would see again. By referring me to other expert physicians at UPMC, I am well on my way to becoming an active, happy 57 year old patient with a new lease on life thanks to a very insightful and caring physician, Dr. David Binion. I could not put into words what he has done to change my life ( and my families) by helping me gain my health back when told by other doctors I had to just get used to my condition and learn to live with the restrictions. Many thanks to such a gifted Physician!

Dr Benion was the most interested in my e. He is kind, compassionate & made me feel as if I was his only priority. I trust him to know what I need.

Dr. Binion is amazing. I'd have him over for dinner if it didn't cross some patient/doctor line.

amazing care

Dr.Binion is a very kind and caring physician. He takes time for all of his patients and it is worth waiting to see him as he is very thorough in his care and practices with empathy

Dr. Binion is a wonderful, caring, smart and kind Doctor. I feel 100% secure when treated by him. We have open discussions as we together treat my complicated disease. Beacuse of Dr. Binions excellent care, I am continuing to feel better and thriving.

Dr Binion is the best I trust him with my life

Dr. Binion and his Physician's Assistant were great. Past, present and future care were described in great detail.

I am confident Dr. Binion can find the right meds to relieve my IBS symptoms. He is the best!

Dr Binion, Juliette and staff are the very best!

Dr Binion and the staff are the best there is.

David Binion is the best medical doctor I have been around. He knows more about the subject matter and while explaining things is able to reference specific studies without having to look anything up. He truly cares about the well-being of his patients. I love that he not only prescribes pharmaceuticals but also recommends certain vitamins, fish oils and dietary changes. He has been a perfect fit to me and my overall healthcare team. I would be lost without him and the confidence I have in his expertise. Please pay him whatever it takes to keep him in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Binion is exceptional. He is very knowledgeable and patient, explains things thoroughly, answers all questions, is open to reasonable suggestions. He is also able to maintain an upbeat attitude. This must be very challenging when dealing with patients who are very sick and can sometimes feel angry and hopeless. Thanks to you and your wonderful team for being able to deal with a sometimes grouchy patient like me.

Love Dr. Binion. He's a kind, compassionate doctor.

Dr. Binion is the absolute best doctor there is for Crohn's disease! He takes his time to understand your problems completely and to come up with viable solutions to them. His knowledge base is incredible and he never backs away from any issue that is presented to him! He gives me hope and I completely trust him with my life!

very positive experience

Dr. Binion is an amazing diagnostician. He is brilliant, caring and compassionate. He has helped me achieve a level of health I haven't had in 30 years of Crohn's Disease.

Love this doctor. He is very easy to talk to and explains things thoroughly.

Working with Dr. Binion and Juliette is always a pleasure. They are very attentive to my needs, knowledgeable, and concerned with helping me get the best care possible. Every appointment with them thus far has been exemplary.

I come from Los Angeles just to see Dr. Binion, that is just how good he is. He is the best IBD doctor in the world

Dr. Binion takes time to talk to me and ask the questions that although may be embarrassing for some people, need asking for the right care. He treated my mom and was so nice and knowledgeable that I switched to him as well. He really cares about his patients. He even knew who I was just by me being there with my mom.

very thorough, both physician and entire team.

I feel he is the best dr I have ever been to.

Dr. Binion really made me feel comfortable and well cared for.

very professional and complete. researched records and were prepared. I was impressed. Good recommendations for future care.

Dr. Binion is probably one of the greatest doctors out there, not only because he's a great doctor, but he has true, sincere compassion for his patients, and he takes as much time as each patient needs before he leaves the room. Sure, I have to wait for him, but it's worth every minute.

Dr. Binion is simply the best of doctors. I drive 250 miles each way to see him and would not wish to see anyone else. I do not mind waiting a bit if he is running late since he gives his patients the time necessary to thoughtfully consider and help their problems; this is very important. My case is complex and, unlike most other doctors at other institutions, Dr. Binion takes a lot of time to consider all the factors that contribute to my well-being. His level of caring and effort undoubtedly create an overload on demands for his time and response, but any patient will tell you that consequential inefficiencies in office responsiveness are a small price to pay for such special care.

I think Dr. David Binion and his team are wonderful!!! Very caring and sensitive to the needs of the patient. Very Smart and knowledgeable. I feel very safe and comfortable when being treated by him.

Dr. Binion is very intelligent,kind,& compassionate. He is very involved with his pts as well as their families. He takes his time to be sure people understand the importance of their treatment & their care.

Dr. Binion is the best Im 100% his patient and I trust him with my life i couldn't get a better GI doctor!

Dr. Binion is hands down the best doctor, nay, medical care provider i have ever worked with, ever. From his extreme knowledge of his discipline to his casual and considerate bed side manner it is always a pleasure to talk with him and I am confident I am in the best hands possible.

Dr. Binion is the best :).. I recommend him to everyone I meet with digestive issues.

Dr Binion and his staff are excellent. I have referred several people to Dr Binion.

Dr. Binion is the best.

I feel so much more confident about my treatment plan after talking with Dr. Binion. I always learn something new when I see him because he takes his time to explain things to me. It's really helpful because my PCP is not very familiar with my illness and all of the other problems it causes. I am in very good hands under Dr. Binion's care.

Dr. Binion is the most knowledgeable, caring and concerned physician I have ever had. I recommend him to anyone with my disease and fe he has saved my life several times. He is essential to my well-being.

I travel from Charleston WV to see Dr Binion. I have traveld to Cleveland Clinic for 20 plus years for my conditions. I Now only see Dr Binion for my condition. He is the BEST crohns Dr I have seen. I have seen many Drs at Cleveland Clinic and there is no comparison to the level of care and treatment that Dr Binion and his staff provides. None. I am now see other Dr's at UPMC thanks to Dr Binion. UPMC has an asset with Dr Binion. Also I would like to mention Patty that is in his staff. She is the nutritionists. Patty has been there for me when I have problems. She has gone above to help me also. GREAT TEAM.

With Dr. Binion, you can expect a log wait to get an appointment. You can also expect a decent wait at the office the day of your appointment. However, the wait is worth it. He spends a long time with you during your appointment and really listens to your medical history. He allows you to be an active agent in the decision of your treatment plan by taking your personal lifestyle and preference into consideration. He also really believes in doing the most with the least in regards to medications, and he's not afraid to think outside of the box. He's a fantastic physician, and I cannot recommend him enough.

One of the best Doctors I've been to...anywhere! Fantastic listener and diagnostician.

the best care I could ask for

I have always received exemplary care in the past when visiting Dr. Benion's office. On this particular visit, I did not feel particularly listened to. not sure if t was partly from having a student start the conversation or what, but it seemed to be missed that I have always had a good head about my care and eating right. This visit, I got a lot of information that we've gone over in the past and there seemed to be little interest in working with me and the information from my nutrionist, which was frustrating.

Dr. Binion is outstanding. He took the time to followed up on results of a referral he had made at the last visit; explored progress and symptoms of my condition, including review of a CT disc from another hospital; and answered all my questions and addressed all concerns. He is very thorough, personable and has a sense of humor. I have the greatest of confidence in Dr. Binion.

Dr. Binion is the most thorough, caring and brilliant doctor I have ever visited. Not only does he listen to all of my health concerns, he puts all of them together and takes them all seriously when helping to come up with solutions to the problems that I have.

I appreciate the interest in entire health picture, not just specific IBD specialty

Dr. Binion listened very well to everything I had to say about my problems and was able to repeat back the main points about my health. He was able to answer questions I had that were never answered by any other physician.

They took great care of me. I had an x-ray in the morning, then saw Dr. Binion shortly after. I then had to go over to Montefiore for a TPI and was treated very well for the two hours I was there also.

excellent DR.----- Binion. great PA.-------Cindy

I can't express how much dr binion is appreciated and what an amazing dr he is . UPMC should be proud to have such an amazing dr that holds true value to the medical profession

Dr. Binion is an amazing doctor. He is full of compassion, wisdom,and understanding. You can see that he really is concerned with how you are doing and treats you with the utmost respect.

the very best

Very attentive to my health care needs both physician and assistant

Dr. Binion is an excellent physician and very knowledgable about my rare condition. I am very hopeful his treatment plan will hasten my recovery and adaptation and eliminate the necessity for continued IV support or expensive, risky medications.

The best care I have ever received.

Dr binion is an amazing doctor and really understands what crohns patients are going through. my health has improved since I started seeing Dr binion.

The best, as always.

Dr. Binion is very caring and understanding. He always takes his time and listens to my concerns. He asks questions and explains things to me that I didn't realize I did not understand. He has gotten my health to a good place that I did not think was attainable when I started seeing him. I believe he is one of the best in his field. you are very lucky to have him!

Dr Binion is very knowledgeable !

Dr. Binion is my absolute favorite doctor. he is compassionate, intelligent, and extraordinary in his thoroughness and determination to help me. He is excellent.

Dr. Binion is one of the best Doctors I have ever received care from. He is extremely smart, personable and very caring. As his patient I feel very safe and cared for.

I come from a long distance to see Dr. Binion. While in this instance the appointment started late, it also ran very late ... because Dr. Binion gives selflessly of his own time to give each patient the time needed to address the reasons for his visit. I am HAPPY to wait a bit longer in the waiting room knowing, as I do, that I will receive extraordinary and caring attention from Dr. Binion and from his staff.

Due to my medical issues...I was a real pita with phone calls and emails. I was ALWAYS treated kindly with patience and words of comfort. This is not the norm with UPMC. THIS office is second to none in patient care. The level of understanding is so helpful. Never unwilling to help find a solution. The staff has been efficient and upbeat. Dr. Binion is cool, funny, intelligent, professional and kind. I'm so blessed to have been referred to him. Very grateful for his healing hand in getting my life back.

We travel four hours to see Dr. Binion. He has been so reassuring and professional. He is easy to talk to and is a good listener. He keeps you focused and the time spent either waiting or in his presence is always worth it. He has made navigating this very uncomfortable and complicated illness tolerable and a lot less scary. I would recommend Dr. Binion is a heartbeat!

Dr. David Binion is the best medical provider that I have ever worked with in my lifetime. He is a major asset to the IBD community and we are extremely lucky that he chose Pittsburgh to be his home.

Dr. Binion and PA Juliette treated me very good and are concerned with giving me the best heath care for any problem I might have I love them.

Dr Binion always treats me with respect and addresses all my concerns regarding my medical condition. He is the physician whose opinion I respect the most.

Dr. Binion really takes the time to understand what is going on and to provide excellent care! He always explains the reason why he is recommending something and his plan of care works!

Dr. Binion made me fell as though he were genuinely invested in my problems. He had a very welcoming bedside manner, and also seemed to know more about my condition than most others.

Dr. Binion is one of the most caring Doctor I have been involved with. He takes as much time as I need to make sure all my questions are answered. I know I am going to wait beyond my apt time, but I am okay with that because I know he takes care of all of his patients!

Dr. Binion was very caring I think he is a excellent doctor,very concerned about my care!

the best

Dr. Binion is just the best. He listens so well and seems to have so much information to give you about different types of treatment. The man honestly saved my life.

Dr. Binion, as usual, was polite, attentive, thorough, and in good humor even though it was late in the day and he was obviously running late probably due to people like me who have lots of questions.

Dr. Binion and his entire staff give you the best that the medical field has to offer!!

Dr. Binion is, hands down, the most excellent physician I have ever had, and I have seen a lot of doctors over the years! He has literally saved my life and continues to navigate my health with tremendous skill and compassion, despite my adverse reactions to standard therapies. I am truly thankful to him and to UPMC.

I continue to be very pleased with the professional and medical experiences I receive at UPMC and especially Dr. David Binion and his staff. I travel from West Virginia in order to see Dr. Binion because my overall health regimen has been guided by his expertise that I couldn't get in my state. I wish I lived closer! UPMC is " top notch" and I always recommend the Physicians and Facility to anyone searching for quality health care! Thank you so much!

Dr. Binion and his staff were exceedingly patient and supportive in responding to my questions and anxieties during my initial visit. I was well impressed with Dr. Binion who proved to be not only quite thorough and possessing an expert knowledge base, but truly compassionate as well.

Dr. David Binion is one of the very best gastroenterologists that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I am currently 68 Yersrs old and was diagnosed with Crohn's disease when I was 19 years old. needless to say in the past 49 years I have been seen by several different GI specialists and Dr. Binion ranks at the top of my list alongside Dr. Paul Lebovitz from Allegheny Health Network. Dr. Binion, however, has been the 1st to treat me with a variety of drugs that have made my day to day living functions as near normal as I have ever experienced. My life has changed for the better and for that and for Dr. Bioion I am eternally grateful.

UPMC is a excellent hospital. I would highly recommend your hospital to family and friends.