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Abdallah Geara, MD

Abdallah Geara, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • Arabic
  • French

Dr. Geara is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2010
  • Nephrology, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Alport Syndrome
  • Berger's Disease (IgA Nephropathy)
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome (CRS)
  • Diabetic Kidney Diseases
  • Dialysis
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • End-Stage Kidney Disease
  • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)
  • Goodpasture Syndrome
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Henoch–Schönlein purpura
  • HIV-Associated Nephropathy
  • Home Dialysis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Cyst (Renal Cyst)
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Polycystic Diseases
  • Kidney Stones (Nephrolithiasis)
  • Kidney Transplant Rejection
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Leg Swelling (Edema)
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Nephritis
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Nephrotoxicity
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Renal Disease and Pregnancy
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Renovascular Hypertension
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
  • Uremia
  • Vasculitis
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Lebanese University
Residency: Lebanese University
Residency: Staten Island University Hospital (North Site)
Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center


American Society of Nephrology, National National Kidney Foundation, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Geara is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Glomerular diseases
kidney biopsy

Selected Publications:

Geara AS, Kallish S, Hogan JJ.: The Impact of Whole-Exome Sequencing on Kidney Disease Ontology: The Tip of the Iceberg? Am J Kidney Dis. : 2019.

Hilburg R, Palmer M, Burger R, Chiang E, Patankar S, Grau A, Geara A, Hogan J: Bevacizumab-associated Thrombotic Microangiopathy Treated with Eculizumab ASN kidney week 2019 : 2019.

Liann Abu Salman MD, Christos Kallis MD, Matthew Palmer MD, PhD, Jehan Bahrainwala MD, Abdallah S. Geara, MD: Bevacizumab-Associated IgA-Dominant Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis ASN Kidney Week 2019 : 2019.

Christos Kallis, MB.BS; Selina Luger, MD; Jonathan J. Hogan, MD; Abdallah S. Geara, MD: Azacitidine Inhibition of Creatinine Tubular Secretion: A Case Report ASN kidney Week 2019 : 2019.

Catherine E. Najem1, Jung-Jin Lee2, Ceylan E. Tanes2, Antoine G. Sreih1, Rennie L. Rhee1, Abdalla Geara3, Hongzhe Li4, Kyle Bittinger2, James D. Lewis5, and Peter A. Merkel1, 3: Defining the Gut Microbiome in Patients with ANCA-Associated Vasculitis (The GutVasc Study) 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting : 2018.

jeyabalan A, Geara AS, Hogan JJ, Palmer M: Case Report: Paraneoplastic FSGS Associated with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia ASN kidney week 2018-abstract : 2018.

Geara AS, Palmer M, Weiss B, HoganJJ: Treatment of Fibrillary Glomerulonephritis with Bortezomib-Dexamethasone: A Case Report ASN kidney week 2018-abstract : 2018.

Abdallah S. Geara, MD1, Afshin Hannani, MD2, Matthew Palmer, MD, PhD3, Jonathan Hogan, MD1: Severe Acute Kidney Injury due to Minocycline-Associated Heme Pigment Nephropathy ASN Kidney Week 2018 : 2018.

Abdallah S. Geara, Matthew Palmer: glomerulonephritis Springer : 2018.

Abdallah S. Geara, MD: Pocket Nephrology Wolters Kluwer : 2018.

Academic Contact Info

renal, electrolyte and hypertension division
1 founders pavilion
3400 spruce street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (347) 466-2774
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)