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Dennis McNamara, MD
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Dennis M. McNamara, MD

Director, Heart Failure Research Center


  • Cardiovascular Disease

Sub Specialty:

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine


  • UPMC Shadyside
  • UPMC Passavant
  • UPMC Presbyterian
  • UPMC Mercy

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UPMC South Hills 1300 Oxford Dr. Suite 1A

Bethel Park, PA 15102

Office Phone:
(412) 347-3240

UPMC Presbyterian 200 Lothrop St. Suite 5B

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office Phone:
(412) 647-6000

MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certifications:

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. McNamara is a wonderful cardiologist.

He is a very great and caring Doctor.

Dr. MacNamara is personable and very good at explaining the health situation and the care needs to lookout for on a regular basis. Better the the other cardiologist that we have seen.

always good experience

Dr Macnamera and his staff were absolutely wonderful. I am so grateful for thier expertise and kindness.

i am very thankful and blessed that i have Dr. Dennis McNamara as my heart doctor!! After seeing a few other doctor's when my illness began 5 years ago, i was just another patient to them, and I didn't feel that really were concerned about my health. I always remember leaving their doctor offices very disappointed. i can honestly say that 'health wise' since seeing Dr. Dennis McNamara, i have never felt better! He takes the time to answer any questions i might have and i have, talks with me about my medicines i'm currently taking and i have never felt he was in any kind of rush or that he had to go to another appt. Dr McNamara provides the BEST service of any doctor that i have had to see over the past 30+ years.

All good!!!!

Dr. McNamara was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and easily understandable when explaining my current medical condition. He was patient, calming, and willing to allow as much time as needed when answering all of my, (and my family's) questions. Additionally, all staff members that we encountered were very efficient and courteous.

My routine yearly visit with Dr. Macnamara is always professional, courteous and outstanding! He is an amazing doctor and has a great rapport with his patients! His medical staff gives the same courtesy, too! I am beyond satisfied with all my appointments with him and his staff...kudos to all! :)

I am very pleased with Dr. McNamara and his staff.

He's a really good dr that understands my conditions that I had and have. I would highly recommend him to friends and family.

Staff is the very best. I love them.

Dr McNamara is just the best. Always has time for me and my questions.

I have been seeing Dr. McNamera regularly for over 20 years. He is prepared, insightful and helpful in every way. the staff is courteous and professional. overall an excellent experience.

From the time I arrived at the office, I was treated with much respect, courtesy, kindness, and concern for my medical needs/questions. This was greatly appreciated.

Pleasant experience.

Wonderful staff.

Dr. Dennis McNamara is an AWESOME doctor...

very good

Dr and staff are excellent. Finding where to go with limited signage is difficult.

This was my 1st visit to Dr. Mcnamara having just moved to Pittsburgh in December. my doctor in Philadelphia recommended Dr. Mcnamara. And now I know wht! Dr. McNamara is not only knowledgeable but compassionate and caring, taking the time needed to ask me questions so he understands my history, as well as explaining my plan of care in language I can understand! Thank you much!

love this team so helpful

I am very pleased with my care provider. He is knowledgeable in his field, takes the time to educate me about my condition, listens to my questions and concerns, and spends an adequate amount of time with me during the visit.

Very good people.

I've never met a doctor and his staff, who were as prompt, engaged, concerned, kind, knowledgeable and helpful as Dr. Dennis McNamara and his team. I received the best possible care, and highly, highly recommend him.

Dr. McNamara and his staff are the BEST!

Always a pleasurable experience!

he always makes me feel better about my illness!

Doctor and staff are A 1 in my book. I like everyone that I cane in contact with.

visit was exellent

I appreciate Dr. McNamara so much, he takes his time, he is kind and caring. Answers all your questions, makes me feel like I'm am really being take care of.

very good

He and his office worked hard to get me an appointment quickly, and were very helpful and informative through the whole process.

I always felt welcome there.

I ALWAYS have excellent care from Dr, McNamara and his staff including Diane Pippi!!! They are very thorough and always answer my questions and concerns in a professional manner using words i can understand! I am extremely happy with this provider!!

my visits are always very pleasing. Everyone is always very kind and I never have to wait long. I travel an hour to see this doctor and I don't mind the drive at all to have such great people care for me.

very nice

very satisfied with Dr McNamara and his nurse, Diane Pippin

long wait

Dr McNamara's staff is always helpful, concerned and helps whenever needed.

I have never had a bad experience.


Dr. Dennis M. Mcnamara is wonderful. He takes time with me. Diane, his nurse is also wonderful. She helps in any way she can.

best provider that I have been too. great bedside manner, listens, cares, and answers all questions. wish all my doctors could be like this provider.

Dr McNamara and his staff are always very kind. They are the best ever!

I thanked Dr McNamara and his staff for all of his excellent care. But since I am going to have an LVAD installed, I will be re-assigned to another team. I am going to miss them and Dr McNamara has LITERALLY saved my life, and for that, I will always be greatfull to him and his staff, not only are they good medical professionals, but they are also GREAT PEOPLE.

I received very good information

These folks are the best. I couldn't ask for anything better.

The entire team has consistently been excellent for all of the years that I've been followed by them!

I love the care and respect I received at UPMC. Keep up the excellent work.

the doctors and nurses at UPMC are excellecnt. We feel very lucky to have a wonderful hospital and staff to go to. UPMC IS WONDERFUL!!

very good care

it was was first time visiting with this team, I am very happy to have them treat me. I look forward to having their care and getting me better.

I am so very, very please with Dr. McNamara and his staff at the PUH HVI. They truly are a first class department!!

Dr. McNamarra is new to me. He is upbeat, down to earth, friendly, informative, respectful and professional.

Overall very professional and kind

It was a good visit.

very good

As always, the entire staff was friendly, caring and knowledgeable.

I have great belief and faith in Dr. McNamara and his staff.

The care I have received has been exceptional! I very much enjoy seeing Dr. McNamara. He is very pleasant, answers all my questions, and shows compassion for his patients. I can not say enough good things about him and my post transplant coordinator, Cyn Grabowski.

very nice

This was my first visit with Dr McNamara and I couldn't ask for a better doctor. Dr McNamara has been the first doctor to actually listen to my questions and concerns regarding my heart failure. He took the time to sit down and explain the EKG results that was taken during my appointment and how my heart is working with my heart failure. He took time to go over the meds I am currently on and why we needed to increase 2 of the meds and drop the other 2 meds that I didn't need to be on. He didn't make me feel in anyway that he was in any hurry and had time to address any issues/questions I had regarding my heart failure I can't express my gratefulness with Dr McNamara and his staff. I have truly been blessed with a wonderful team of people from the time I walked into the dept until the time I left. Everyone there was so very nice and pleasant. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I have a very positive attitude and can now work on improving my health and heart!

Dr. McNamara and his staff are very considerate and caring.