Clinical Services for Traveling Patients

Clinical Services for Traveling Patients | UPMC

Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute is one of the world’s premier centers for comprehensive cardiovascular care. Through collaboration and teamwork, an approach we call the Heart Team approach, we are continually developing new minimally invasive techniques and treatment models for even the most complex cardiovascular conditions. Our multidisciplinary team of experts uses the latest technology, conducts cutting-edge research, and participates in innovative clinical trials in order to provide patients with access to treatments that may not be available at other hospitals.

Learn more about our cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery services.

Neurology and Neurosurgery

The UPMC Neurological Institute, the largest academic neurosurgery department in the United States, has received national and international recognition for minimally invasive neurosurgery and stroke treatment. Our team at the Institute, which is comprised of the UPMC Department of Neurology and UPMC Department of Neurosurgery, works together to offer new hope to patients with complex brain, skull base, and spine disorders.

Learn more about our neurology and neurosurgery services.


With more than 70 locations in the U.S. and five in Ireland and Italy, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is internationally recognized for its leadership in the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. We are one of 56 centers in the U.S. designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, so patients are supported by a robust, connected team of cancer experts who use the latest medical equipment and technology available to create tailored treatment plans that work for each unique case.

Learn more about cancer care at UPMC Hillman Cancer Centers.

Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, and Concussion

UPMC is an international leader in advanced treatment and research for orthopaedics and sports medicine.

We offer comprehensive services for the full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions, and a wide range of specialty orthopaedic services and treatments using advanced surgical methods. With access to research and clinical trials from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, we provide patients with a full continuum of care – from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.

At UPMC Sports Medicine, our multidisciplinary team of surgeons, physicians, and researchers are dedicated to preventing and treating sports-related injuries and illnesses. This includes our world-renowned UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, which uses cutting-edge, science-based rehab methods to speed recovery and restore function.

Learn more about our orthopaedics, sports medicine, and concussion programs.


For more than 130 years, UPMC Children’s has helped define excellence and set new standards in childhood medicine and research. We are named consistently to several elite lists of pediatric hospitals, including ranking on the prestigious U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals. We are also one of the fastest growing National Institutes of Health-funded pediatric research programs in the country.

Learn more about pediatric services at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.


UPMC Transplant Services is a world leader in organ transplantation, having performed thousands of surgical procedures since its founding in 1981, including the most Living-Donor Liver Transplants in the United States. In addition, IRCCS ISMETT in Palermo, Italy, is a transplant center of excellence and a reference hospital for the entire Mediterranean area.

UPMC Transplant Services treats many patients with complex cases, even some who have been turned away by other hospitals.

Learn more about UPMC Transplant Services in Pittsburgh and at IRCCS ISMETT.

UPMC Vision Institute

A recognized leader in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and disorders, the mission of the UPMC Vision Institute is to improve patients’ quality of life through vision preservation and restoration. Under the leadership of José-Alain Sahel, MD, one of the world’s top experts in retinal diseases and vision restoration, UPMC provides groundbreaking research to find new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat eye disorders and diseases as well as to preserve healthy vision. The UPMC Vision Institute is a leading center focused on the cornea, retina, optic nerve, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, and orbital disorders.

Learn more about the UPMC Vision Institute.

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