Patient Stories

Each year thousands of patients travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, for world-class care at UPMC. Read their stories of hope and inspiration.

Are you from outside the United States and searching for specialty medical care? UPMC Global Care makes that journey more convenient. Contact us to get started.

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Tiago Maljacek Silva: Ebstein’s Anomaly

Tiago suffered from Ebstein’s Anomaly. Read more about his experience with UPMC Global Care and his journey to UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Read Tiago’s story.

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Teri Cook: Hemifacial Spasm

When Teri Cook, an Australian native began having symptoms of hemifacial spasm, she found the most experienced surgeons for this condition at UPMC.

Read Teri’s story.

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David: Concussion

Faced with career-ending concussions, professional baseball player David Ross turned to the experts at UPMC’s Sports Medicine Concussion Program.

View David’s story.

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Amirah: Transplant

When 4-year-old Amirah from Puerto Rico needed a heart transplant her parents sought the best care, which led them to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Read Amirah’s story.

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David: Cancer

The prognosis for David’s peritoneal cancer was not good, until he met a team of experts at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.

View David’s story.