Dr. Sam A Buffer MD Cardiologist

Dr. Sam Buffer is a cardiologist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. He received his medical degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and has been in practice for 26 years. Dr. Buffer accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 75 doctors at UPMC Passavant who specialize in Cardiovascular Disease.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Cardiologist: General Cardiology, Non-Invasive Cardiology

Hospital Affiliation

UPMC Passavant

Education & Medical Training

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1988 - 1991

Johns Hopkins University
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1993 - 1995

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1991 - 1993

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Class of 1988

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 23 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 19 years in Cardiovascular Disease

PA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

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

Publications & Presentations

Independent effects of preload, afterload, and contractility on left ventricular torsion.
Dong, S. J., Hees, P. S., Huang, W. M., Buffer, S. A., Weiss, J. L., Shapiro, E. P.

Factors involved in gas embolism after laparoscopic injury to inferior vena cava.
O'Sullivan, D. C., Micali, S., Averch, T. D., Buffer, S., Reyerson, T., Schulam, P., Kavoussi, L. R.

Barreloids in adult rat thalamus: three-dimensional architecture and relationship to somatosensory cortical barrels.
Land, P. W., Buffer, S. A., Yaskosky, J. D.

Insurances Accepted

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