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Joseph M Pilewski, MD

Co-Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program


  • Pulmonary Disease

Sub Specialty:

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine


  • UPMC Northwest
  • UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • UPMC Shadyside
  • UPMC East
  • UPMC McKeesport
  • UPMC Horizon
  • UPMC Presbyterian
  • UPMC Mercy

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Falk Medical Building 3601 Fifth Ave. 4th Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office Phone:
(412) 648-6161

MD, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY


University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA


University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

Dr Pilewski is the BEST! Very calming and personable!

great team. always helpful and courteous service

The doctor seemed competent, caring, and listened intently.

Dr. Pilewski and his staff always go above and beyond what is asked of them. I always feel very confident in placing my health care with them.

Dr. Pilewski is great. He has taken great care of me over the past 13 years

Dr. Pilewski is a very good provider who has taken care of me for many years. Highly dedicated and respectful to his patients.

got there early and were able to take me in early.

Dr. Pilewki is always wonderful and helpful.

excellent care

Dr pilewski, is amazing and I love him ! he is very knowledgeable and an amazing Dr I truly am blessed to have him as my Dr and would recommend him to anyone, he helped save my life I am truly grateful!!

providers are cautious and careful on how they handle patients as to not spread illnesses from patient to patient. also extremely confident and knowledgeable on plans of treatment.

Very satisfied with my care at UPMC. Always concerned about my health and are always available when needed.

UPMC is so fortunate to have Dr. Joseph Pilewski on their team. He and his staff are excellent. He consistently works with me to assist in managing my condition. His nurse Margie Geisner is also awesome.

my husband and I appreciated the outstanding care given to me by Dr. Pilewski. He ran behind in his schedule but when it Was my turn he took his time and listened and explain things very nicely to us.

everyone was an always very helpful. an I thank them

Dr. Pilewski has always ALWAYS given me plenty of time to review and update where necessary. No matter how busy the day is going. If I had to wait longer to see him, it was only because he was doing the same with other patients. I wish every doctor followed his model. He is the best.

Dr. Pilewski is an excellent provider. He is very attentive to my needs and really seems to care about my health.

Dr. Pilewski is the best doctor! He always takes his time with you and is very thorough and kind. Definitely worth the trip from Tennessee to see him.

truly the best doctor

As always, Dr. Pilewski provided excellent care: professional, enjoyable, very human. I'm very glad he is my doctor.

I could not ask for better care from everyone at the the adult cystic fibrosis center. They all truly go above and beyond for the patients.

Great doctor very thorough, also adressed a health issue ive been asking about for years within the first 15 minutes of meeting me and suggested a test to improve this issue

Dr. Plewiski is one most thoughtful, caring and compassionate doctors that I have blessed to be treated by.

all good

I live in Boston and get my regular care through Brigham and Women's Hospital with some of the very best doctors and Dr. Pilewski is by far the smartest and most knowledgeable doctor I've ever known. he's simply superior without an ounce of ego. Wish we could recruit him to Boston.

Always a very good experience.

I have never seen Dr. Pelewski until yesterday and I have never been more happy with a first visit with a doctor. All of the doctors are amazing at CF Clinic but I was blown away by Dr. Pelewski. He was so informative and made me feel so comfortable talking to him about all of the issues I have been having pertaining to my health. I hope that I get to see him more often in clinic. Thank you so much Dr. Pelewski for making me feel so good about my course of care when I left from my appointment.

I have been a patient of Dr. Pilewski for several years. He and his staff especially his nurse Margie have been wonderful. I am very fortunate to be under his care.

Dr. pilewski is an amazing doctor and listens and always wants the best for all his patients.

I've been seeing Dr. Pilewski over twenty years. He always makes the time to thoroughly understand problems and thoughtfully answer questions. He's an exceptional doctor with a broad knowledge.

Wait time to see the doctor was alittle longer than usual. Other than that everything about the clinic is top notch.

Dr. pilewski is a shining lightcompared to the array of other physicians that I see. I feel blessed in his care.

Dr Pilewski and his team are wonderful!

The staff at the lung center and CF clinic are amazing!!! I am so thankful I have them helping me with my health care. I trust them with my life!

The Adult CF clinic is absolutely fantastic. I love the doctors and nurses here.

Dr. Pilewski is excellent, and the staff is also very good. No complaints at all.

I have been seeing Dr. Pilewski since 2003. he has always been there for me.

I was very happy with my experience at UPMC. Everyone treats me with respect and are concerned with my health.

Dr Pilewski is a great doctor and shows great concern for his patients. UPMC is fortunate to have him on their team of doctors.

I think Dr. Pilewski is one of the nicest and knowledgable provider that anyone could have . He is excellent at what he does and I truly believe he cares about your well being . I feel blessed that he is my provider . He sets the bar very high .

the staff was very helpful an very happy.

Always a joy to see my Dr and cordinator. They are interested in my life and activities at home.

Have been under Dr. Pilewski's care for years he is respected and admired for the way he handles me and my health care concerns. Would never seek care from any one else!!!

Dr. Pilewski was very thorough and my routine check up was great. Thank you :)

I am very blessed to have Dr. Joseph Pilewski for my pulmonary specialist.

Dr. Pilewski is the best Doctor I have ever had. I am a 48 year old CF patient, and he trumps them all.

Absolutely love seeing Pilewski for my appointments. If I am going to drive 7 hours, I would prefer to see him as I feel that I have the most rapport with him. Great experience as the whole team does a great job with my care. Highly recommend.

Dr Pilewski is the best doctor I've ever had. we travel from Indianapolis just to see him. My transplant coordinator Julie is also excellent. I'm lucky to have both of them managing my care.

Excellent care !

Dr. Pilewski is one of the most caring doctors I've ever seen. He takes the time to listen to his patients and his care and concern for his patients is very evident.

The medical care I received was outstanding.

The provider and his staff have raised the bar so high that other providers should try to reach their standards . I have the greatest trust in all phases of this group of people . They take the worry out of a lot the problems you may have . This group of people truly care about your health and well being

Things moved more promptly than usual with previous visits; I appreciate this very much. Dr. Pilewski is an excellent doctor and practicioner - I trust him and enjoy my visits with him.

This was my first visit with this doctor. I am very pleased and will continue to see him in the future

I have nothing but praise for my CF care team. I'm lucky to have them.

Absolutely love Dr. Pilewski and my coordinator. Both of them are on the ball, respectful and very good at educating me and encouraging positive behaviors. I think they both should have a raise! if you ever lose either one of them it would be a huge blow to the department

Dr. Pilewski made a special effort to give me an appointment on a day other than his routine appointment day due to may travel and dialysis needs.

All very good experiences

Dr. Pilewski and his coordinator Shannon did an excellent job, as always, during my exam visit.

they do a great job please

Dr. Pilewski and his nurse, Margie, are excellent. I am very fortunate to have him for my pulmonary physician for several years. UPMC is lucky to have him on their staff. He also cared for my Mother when she was alive and he took very special care of her as well.

Dr. Pilewski is one of the best doctors I have ever had!

Doctors and nurses are very easy to talk to and show real concern for me. I would never go anywhere else. UPMC gave me my life back.

It would be hard to imagine a doctor who is competent and caring than Dr. Pilewski. I hold him in the highest regard and esteem.


Fantastic care.

Shannon is an excellent coordinator and Dr Pilewski is tops!

I could not ask for a better Dr. Dr. Pilewski has always been there for me for many years. He goes above and beyond what you would ever expect. I bless him every day

As usual, Dr. Pilewski and staff were very good, very professional, and very friendly. I wish my appointment would start closer to the scheduled time but I understand the doctor must spend time with earlier patients.

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Pilewski for my physician. He is the greatest!!!!