Lawrence R Crist, DO

Lawrence R. Crist, DO, MBA, is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon at UPMC CancerCenter
  • Specialty:

  • Secondary Specialty:

    Thoracic Surgery
  • Board Certifications:

    Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Education:

    DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA MBA, Saint Joseph University, Medical Management, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency:

    Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Affiliations:

    UPMC Northwest UPMC Hamot UPMC Mercy UPMC Passavant UPMC Shadyside UPMC St Margaret UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital UPMC East UPMC McKeesport UPMC Presbyterian


Lawrence R. Crist, DO, MBA, is a thoracic surgeon at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. Dr. Crist specializes in minimally invasive surgery of the lung and foregut.

Dr. Crist is board-certified in thoracic surgery and general surgery. He received an undergraduate degree at Villanova University in Philadelphia and a doctorate of osteopathic medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Crist completed a residency in general surgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital in N.J., and a residency in cardiothoracic surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He also completed a fellowship in minimally invasive thoracic surgery at UPMC.

Dr. Crist is a member of professional groups and organizations, including the American College of Surgeons and the New Jersey Society of Thoracic Surgeons.