Finding Black doctors in Pittsburgh is like finding a needle in a haystack. Or so it may seem. Just about every week a mom post in the Pittsburgh Brown Mamas Facebook group and ask “Does anyone know of a Black doctor”? It’s been years in the making, but I finally am getting it done. Check out this list of Black doctors in the Pittsburgh region as compiled courtesy of the moms of Pittsburgh Brown Mamas.

Dr. Catherine Udekwu – Pediatrician (website)

Dr. Margaret Larkins – Pettigrew – OBGYN – (412.641.4200)

Dr. Danielle Smith – OBGYN – (website)

Dr. Danielle Smith – Allegheny Health Network

Dr. Renee Hickman – OBGYN, Premier Medical Associates (412.242.0777)

Dr. Jessica Diggs – OBGYN (website)

Dr. Jaqueline Yancey – OBGYN (website)

Dr. Carol Duncan-Gloster – Pediatrician- (412.244.4700)

Dr. Robert Edwards – PCP – (412.441.4686)

Dr. Erin Issac – Winning Smiles Pediatric Dentistry – (website)

Dr. Kathalyne Frazier – Podiatry – (412.244.4700)

Dr. Karen Quaynor – Family Practice – (412) 404-4000

Dr. Felicia Beseka – Family Practice – (412) 351-6300

Dr. Felicia Young – Family Practice – (412.261.0937)

Black Pediatricians in Pittsburgh
Check out all the Pediatricians on our list of Black Doctors in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Joyce Saadik – Family Practice – ( 412.247.5216)

Dr. Jatolla Davis – Midwife- (website)

Dr. Edmond Effort – Dentist- (website)

Dr. James Wilson – Dentist – (412.731.3600)

Dr. Debbie Lewis – Dentist – (412.247.6191)

Dr. Jewell Gaulding – Dermatologist – (412.359.3376)

Dr. Alaina James – Dermatologist – (website)

Hand-in-Hand Counseling – Mental Health, Therapy – (website)

Wisdom & Wellness Counseling – Mental Health, Therapt – (412-229-7032) (website)

Visions Toward Peace Counseling – Mental Health, Therapy – (website)

Know more Black doctors in Pittsburgh? Leave their names in the comments. Meanwhile check out some of the other guides available on our website. Here’s a guide to Black-Owned Day Cares in Pittsburgh. Here’s a list of Support Groups for Black Moms. Here’s our Big List of Resources for Moms in Pittsburgh.


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Muffy Mendoza is an author, speaker and founder of Pittsburgh Brown Mamas, a support group for nearly 4,000 African-American moms in the Pittsburgh region. To further fill the void Muffy has created a line of educational products focused on helping Black moms be the best moms, too. Her first book, The Brown Mama Mindset: A Blueprint for Black Moms on Life, Love & Home, was featured at the 2018 Essence Festival and is currently sold in various cities across the U.S. Muffy champions the beauty of Black motherhood everywhere she goes, even on the TEDx stage. Find out more about Muffy on muffymendoza.com.

15 Comments

  • Dr. Marvin Mcgowan
    Family Practice
    Specialist in LGBT health
    412-515-0000

    Also heck out the “Gateway medical Society” of black doctors in Pittsburgh!

  • I have a black primary care physician by the name of Dr. Herbert Bazron. He is the nicest and most caring doctor I have ever had in my life. He listens and offers advice and when I walked into his office, the receptionist reminded me of one of my “aunties.”Such a great feeling.

  • Dr Amaris Yandel, OB/GYN, Dr Juanita Thorpe, Podiatrist, Dr. Leon Williams,Dentist -East Liberty Family Health Care Center.
    Dr. Stephen Wilson, UPMC Mathilda Theiss

  • I hope nobody ever needs him, but surgical oncologist Dr. Steven Evans at Shadyside Hospital is excellent.

  • Dr. Esa Davis (internal medicine) and Dr. Jeannette South-Paul (family medicine): both phenomenal women. Elohu Ufomata is also incredible.

  • My kids pediatrician is black. Her name is Dr. Dannika Wallace and she works out of Children’s Community Pediatrics. She is absolutely amazing, especially with special needs kids!

  • Dr. Esa Davis is my PCP and Gyne at UPMC Montefiore General Medicine. I didn’t have health insurance when I began seeing her at General Medicine…I was able to apply for UPMC financial assistance once denied for Medicaid. They covered 80% of my bill. Dr. Davis is very difficult to get an appointment with, but is soooo worth the wait!!

  • Cameron’s Counseling & Consulting – Eletta Cameron 412.403.8196, she has been a major help for my family & I
    both joint & individual sessions.

  • I’m a black child psychiatrist. You should list me but note that I am close to retirement so am taking a limited number of patients ( planning to retired sometime within the next 5 years). People can still call because I do have openings now and them. My bio:
    Claire M. Cohen, M.D,
    4701 Baptist Road.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15227

    There is another Black child psychiatrist, Barbara Johnson, M.D. she is not practicing right now. She is working for an insurance company. She is about ten years younger than I am. I am trying to convince her to open a small practice. I will ask her if she wants to be listed.

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