Dr. Daniel H. Benckart MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Daniel Benckart is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Allegheny General Hospital and Canonsburg General Hospital. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 37 years. Dr. Benckart accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 7 doctors at Allegheny General Hospital and one of 6 at Canonsburg General Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery, Adult Cardiac Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Allegheny General Hospital
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Canonsburg General Hospital

Ellwood City Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Vanderbilt University
Residency, General Surgery, 1977 - 1979

New York University School of Medicine
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1982 - 1984

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Class of 1977

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 15 years in Surgery

American Board of Surgery
Certified 12 years in Vascular Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 12 years in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Results of staged carotid endarterectomy and coronary artery bypass graft in patients with severe carotid and coronary disease.
Santos, A., Washington, C., Rahbar, R., Benckart, D., Muluk, S.

Challenging Neck Anatomy Is Associated With Need for Intraoperative Endovascular Adjuncts during Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair (EVAR).
Grisafi, J.L., Rahbar, R., Nelms, J., Detschelt, E.L., Chess, B.A., Benckart, D.H., Muluk, S.C.

Strategies and outcomes of cardiac surgery in Jehovah's Witnesses.
Moraca, R.J., Wanamaker, K.M., Bailey, S.H., McGregor, W.E., Benckart, D.H., Maher, T.D., Magovern, G.J.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Open Access POS
  • BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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