Dr. Luis Ortega MD Nephrologist

Dr. Luis Ortega is a nephrologist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Allegheny General Hospital and Forbes Regional Hospital. He received his medical degree from Universidad de Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for 30 years. Dr. Ortega accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 21 doctors at Allegheny General Hospital and one of 34 at Forbes Regional Hospital who specialize in Nephrology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Nephrologist: General Nephrology, Glomerular Disease, Hypertension

Hospital Affiliation

Allegheny General Hospital
High performing in Nephrology

Forbes Regional Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Franklin Square Hospital Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1993–1996

Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System
Fellowship, Nephrology, 1997–1998

University of Maryland
Fellowship, Nephrology, 1996–1997

Universidad de Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine
Class of 1984

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 2014

Publications & Presentations

Validation of Cell-Cycle Arrest Biomarkers for Acute Kidney Injury Using Clinical Adjudication
Azra Bihorac, Lakhmir S Chawla, Andrew D Shaw, Ali Al-Khafaji, Danielle L Davison, George E DeMuth, Robert Fitzgerald, Michelle Ng Gong, Derrel D Graham, Kyle Gunnerson, Michael Heung, Saeed Jortani, Eric Kleerup, Jay L Koyner, Kenneth Krell, Jennifer LeTourneau, Matthew Lissauer, James Miner, H Bryant Nguyen, Luis M Ortega, Wesley H Self, Richard Sellman, Jing Shi, Joely Straseski, James E Szalados, Scott T Wilber, Michael G Walker, Jason Wilson, Richard Wunderink, Janice Zimmerman, and John A 2014 2 24

Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome: a clinical review.
Nayer, A.,Ortega, L. M.

Central pontine myelinolysis with meticulous correction of hyponatraemia in chronic alcoholics.
Malhotra K, Ortega L 2013

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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