Dr. Filitsa Bender MD Nephrologist

Dr. Filitsa Bender is a nephrologist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and UPMC McKeesport. She received her medical degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Medicine and has been in practice for 24 years. She is one of 19 doctors at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and one of 25 at UPMC McKeesport who specialize in Nephrology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Nephrologist: General Nephrology

Education & Medical Training

Shadyside Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1986 - 1989

University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship, Nephrology, 1989 - 1991

Lancaster General Hospital
Internship, Transitional Year, 1985 - 1986

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Medicine
Class of 1981

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Nephrology

PA State Medical License
Active through 2012

WV State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Incidence of encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis at a single U.S. university center.
Bansal, S., Sheth, H., Siddiqui, N., Bender, F. H., Johnston, J. R., Piraino, B.

Clinical outcomes in peritoneal dialysis: impact of continuous quality provement initiatives.
Qamar, M., Sheth, H., Bender, F. H., Piraino, B.

Does experience with PD matter?
Piraino, B., Minev, E., Bernardini, J., Bender, F. H.

See all 21 publications

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Choice
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net Oregon PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • Providence Health System Personal Option
  • Regence Washington - Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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