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Clinical NutritionPediatric Gastroenterology
MD, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, LA
UPMC Magee-Womens HospitalUPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Maria Ines Clavell, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She joined the hospital staff and the medical school faculty in 2000, following two years at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she was as an assistant professor of pediatrics.
Dr. Clavell, who was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Tulane University. Following graduation, she attended the University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, where she earned her medical degree. Dr. Clavell completed a three-year pediatric residency at the Louisiana State University Affiliated Hospitals in New Orleans. She also completed a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology in the Louisiana State University/Tulane University program.
Dr. Clavell’s clinical interests include pediatric nutrition and general gastroenterology. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and its subboard in pediatric gastroenterology, and by the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists.
Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and are displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Total Comments: 67
She was excellent. She took her time and listened to us and came up with a multi-step plan that makes us feel like we're actually trying to tackle our daughter's issues, rather than just being at their mercy (as other doctors have made us feel). We feel very confident in her knowledge and her approach.
Dr Clevell was wonderful! she asked a lot of questions and follow up questions for clarification. she really listened to my daughter and myself. never felt rushed during appointment. gave a clear path for care over the next several months.
one of the best doctors for GI all 3 of my girls bow see her an wish it would have happened a long time ago
Dr Clavell is very sensitive to a patients needs and feelings.
Dr. Clavell seemed to be genuinely concerned about my son's illness, and readily made adjustments to his treatment. She also went above and beyond my expectations regarding communication with his school about his potential needs. I truly appreciated her thoughtfulness, care and understanding for our needs.
very interested in what i had to say
Dr. Clavell is by far the best health care provider I have ever seen in my entire life. She took her time with us, asked many questions to be sure she understood what was going on with my daughter, and was very willing and patient to answer all of our questions. I would recommend her to everyone. She was just phenomenal.
Dr. Clavell listened very carefully to everything that we had to say. She did not rush us and took her time going over all of the important history details. She developed a treatment plan that was age appropriate and doable with a 3 year old.
Dr.Clavell is absolutely amazimg. She is so patient and kind. She is very helpful and knowledgeable in my son's care. We are very thankful to have her on his team.
Dr. Maria Clavell has been my daughter's physician for approximately 15 years. She is professional, knowledgeable, and caring. She has always given us the best care. She relates information to me that I can understand.
Dr. Clavell is an incredible care provider. She provided care that helped me achieve near perfect health.
I am very happy with Dr. Clavell. We have seen her twice now for my sons dairy/soy intolerance and she is so knowledgeable and helpful. She gave me more information than I even knew to ask. I'm very happy she is our doctor.
Dr. Clavelle is wonderful.
I appreciate her approach to the issue were are experiencing. She was considerate towards my child's specific needs.
She was great and explained everything really well.
Dr Clavell spent time answering our questions and concerns more than any other provider in the past. she genuinely cares about her patients.
Dr. Clavell is amazing. We honestly cannot say enough good things about her, and our experiences with her. She is very thoughtful in her approach to dealing with our daughter and her rare disease. She is very knowledgeable about EoE, which is not always the case as it is rare. Dr. Clavell takes time to listen to us, and to our daughter. She understands the balance between not enough treatment and going overboard. While EoE can be daunting, I always leave with a smile on my face because Dr. Clavell puts us all at ease. She never makes us feel rushed, and she truly cares. I see the smile on her face each time she's interacting with my daughter. It's clear that she loves what she does.
We have seen Maria for a few other issues over the last several years. She is always professional, competent, courteous, etc. We really appreciate her advice and knowledge.
The doctor explained everything very clearly, was thoughtful and thorough, willing to answer questions and make sure we understood, and was able to offer treatment immediately. We left the appointment very satisfied.
Dr. Clavell has always provided outstanding service throughout the years. She spends quality time listening and giving advice. She is an exemplary physician!
spent a good amount of time explaining things to me and my son.
Dr. Clavell is an excellent provider, She's very respectful and thorough, She calls after hours to answer concerns that we may have. She's always taking great care of our son!
love this DR! My son is Autistic and she was very understanding, worked with his quirks and explained things to him just right so that he understood but not so much as to scare him
Dr. Clavell is always very considerate and supportive of my child's medical concerns.
What a wonderful experience we had with Dr. Clavell. She took the time to explain everything about the next steps with us.
I continue to be amazed at Dr. Clavel's thoroughness in her examinations. She takes her time, asks a lot of questions, provides a lot of information and explanations, and I feel that she provides the best possible care for me.
Dr. Clavelle is wonderful. She listens and asks a lot of questions. She explains things thoroughly. She makes us feel like she genuinely cares and never rushes us! she spends time with my son and asks him questions without making him feel uncomfortable. she's is truly a gift to the medical community!
We love Dr. Clavell! She is kind, patient, and knowledgeable.
I was very happy with the doctor and how she handled my son. She explained everything to me about what she was going to do before she done it. She answered any questions i had about my sons condition. Very nice and respectful.
Dr. Clavell is always very attentive and knowledgeable about my son's health history. We feel comfortable with her level of care.
Dr. Clavel is a wonderful and helpful physician.
Dr. Clavell is the best gastro doctor. She always listens to everything we have to say. Dr. Clavell is never in a hurry to get to the next patient. She always makes sure we have the time to ask any questions and we leave with a clear plan.
We had a great experience despite the fact we were there for a medical concern. My son interacted well with the Dr which was important to us. I would recommend her to anyone.
Very happy with the provider and our plan moving forward
Dr. Clavell listened carefully to my son and was sensitive to his feelings and need for personal privacy during an invasive exam. She was thorough in her exam and fully explained her rationale for possible diagnosis and treatment. She also provided dietary guidelines for relief from symptoms while tests results are pending. I'm very glad I brought him to see her.
Dr. Clavell is a very good doctor. I especially like that she washes her hands the old fashioned way (soap and water) as well as cleans her stethoscope before using it on my child. She is very thorough and was friendly with my child.
This was the first visit with Dr. Clavell. She was wonderful and took the time to explain and answer all of our questions. She made us feel at ease. I have since spoke with nurse Allison to schedule a surgical procedure for my son and she was so kind and helpful and returned my call very quickly. Excellent nurses and doctor!! Can't say enough good things.
Dr. Clavell spent a lot of time with us and never makes us feel rushed. We appreciate her undivided attention!
Fantastic! The doctor took the time to thoroughly investigate my daughter's symptoms and explain her diagnosis.
very punctual and took the time to speak to us and make sure we understood the next steps
thorough and didn't make us feel silly for coming even tough symptoms have improved. even encouraged us to feel good knowing we took this step
The doctor did a very intense and thorough check up with my daughter, she was wonderful.
Got me inn the same day as my mothers apt day, xo as to avoid another 2 hour drive.
everything was good
Dr. is very good at listening and explaining her diagnosis. Does not want to prescribe daily medication, which is great.
This was a much better experience all around compared to our last visit. Acceptable wait times and the Dr. was engaged, friendly and took time with us.
She was great!
Dr. Clavell is always very knowledgeable, informative and caring. She has taken excellent care of my son since his birth. He was a premature infant born at 29 weeks. I highly recommend Dr. Clavell for the care of any child in need.
I appreciate Dr. Clavell's time to answer my questions and to make sure all my questions are answered so that I understand them fully.
Helpful as usual
very good experience. Cr. Clavelle was attentive and explained everything to us. She took plenty of time with us and answered all of our questions.
waited 45 minutes past our appointment time to see doctor.
dr was always very caring and helpful.daughter will b 21 in Oct have to go to new doctor will miss her.
Dr. Clavell has continued to show superb care. She is thorough and we never feel rushed. We are just 1 of the many patients Dr. Clavell has, but she always makes us feel unimportant to her.
our daughter has a complex medical history and has seen many doctors at children's. Dr Clavell has proven to be one of best of the best. She listens careful, understands our daughter's complex medical history, and combines this with excellent care.
Dr. Clavell was excellent. She was thorough and did not rush during anything. she took time to really listen to my concerns and answered a long list of questions I had without hurrying me along. she was attentive to my sons issues and provided excellent care. she showed me his X-ray results and explained them to me. she helped my son with an issue he had been having for months and gave me hope that he will get better soon. I can't say enough good things about my experience with Dr. Clavell.
Dr. Clavell was very attentive, responsive, knowledgeable, and kind. Thank you!!!
Dr. Clavell is a wonderful specialist. She listens and works on alternatives when current treatment is not working. It took a few years to find someone like her, and I am glad I found her.
she is great, I would recommend her in a heartbeat
Dr Clavell is wonderful. She is always very caring and thorough.
Dr. Clavell has always been an excellent physician to me.
Dr Clavelle is amazing!
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