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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

Specialty:

  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2010
  • Nephrology, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Interstitial Nephritis
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Acute Tubular Necrosis
  • Adrenal Adenoma
  • Adrenal Mass
  • Alport Syndrome
  • Amyloid Nephropathy
  • Anasarca
  • Anca Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody
  • Atheroembolism of Renal Arteries
  • Azotemia
  • Bartter Syndrome
  • Berger's Disease (IgA Nephropathy)
  • BK Virus Nephropathy
  • Calcium Oxalate Stones
  • Calculus of Urinary Tract
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome (CRS)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Post Renal Transplant
  • Congenital Renal Disease
  • Conn Syndrome
  • Conservative Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Contrast-Induced Nephropathy
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Crytalluria
  • Cystine Kidney Stones
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetic Kidney Diseases
  • Dialysis
  • Dialysis Prevention
  • Dialysis Related Amyloidosis
  • Dietary Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Elevated Creatinine
  • End-Stage Kidney Disease
  • Ethylene Glycol Poisoning
  • Familial Renal Amyloidosis
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)
  • Gitelman Syndrome
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Glomerulonephropathy
  • Glucocorticoid-Remediable Aldosteronism
  • Goodpasture Syndrome
  • Gouty Nephropathy
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
  • Hematuria
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Henoch–Schönlein purpura
  • Hep C-Related Renal Disease
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • HIV-Associated Nephropathy
  • Home Dialysis
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hypercalciuria
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypermagnesemia
  • Hypernatremia
  • Hyperoxaluria
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperphosphatemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Crisis
  • Hypertensive Urgency
  • Hypertrophy of Kidney
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypomagnesemia
  • Hyponatremia
  • Hypophosphatemia
  • IgG4-Related Diseases
  • Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion
  • Incremental Dialysis
  • Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
  • Ischemic Nephropathy
  • Ischemic Renal Atrophy
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Cyst (Renal Cyst)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Malformation
  • Kidney Polycystic Diseases
  • Kidney Problem
  • Kidney Stones (Nephrolithiasis)
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Kidney Transplant Malfunction
  • Kidney Transplant Rejection
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Lead Nephropathy
  • Leg Swelling (Edema)
  • Liddle Syndrome
  • Light Chain Disorders
  • Lithium Nephropathy
  • Lithium Poisoning
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
  • Loin Pain Hematuria Syndrome
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Malignant Hypertension
  • Maternal Renal Disease
  • Medical Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Medullary Sponge Kidney
  • Membranous Nephropathy
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Metabolic Alkalosis
  • Methanol Poisoning
  • Microalbuminuria
  • Microscopic Hematuria
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis
  • Minimal Change Kidney Disease
  • Myeloma Kidney
  • Nephritic Syndrome
  • Nephritis
  • Nephrocalcinosis
  • Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis
  • Nephropathy
  • Nephrosclerosis
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Nephrotoxicity
  • Obesity-Related Glomerulopathy
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Palliative Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Pauci-Immune Glomerulonephritis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Polyuria
  • Postural Proteinuria
  • Primary Polydipsia
  • Proteinuria
  • Pseudohypoaldosteronism Type 1
  • Radiation Nephropathy
  • Reflux Nephropathy
  • Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Renal Artery Dysplasia
  • Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Renal Cortical Necrosis
  • Renal Denervation
  • Renal Disease and Pregnancy
  • Renal Hypoplasia
  • Renal Insufficiency
  • Renal Manifestations of Sickle Cell Disease
  • Renal Mass
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Renal Replacement Therapy Education
  • Renal Tubular Acidosis
  • Renovascular Hypertension
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Secondary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Solitary Kidney
  • Thin Basement Membrane Disease
  • Tubulointerstitial Nephritis
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
  • Uncontrolled Hypertension
  • Uremia
  • Uremic Encephalopathy
  • Urgent-Start Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Uric Acid Urolithiasis
  • 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 Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • 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

Memberships

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.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Glomerular diseases
Onconephrology
kidney biopsy

Selected Publications:

Abou Rached Antoine, El Khoury Lara, El Imad Talal, Geara Abdallah S, Jreijiry Josette, Ammar Walid: Incidence and prevalence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses in hemodialysis patients in Lebanon. World journal of nephrology 5 (1): 101-7,2016.

El-Charabaty Elie, Geara Abdallah Sassine, Ting Christopher, El-Sayegh Suzanne, Azzi Jamil: Belatacept: a new era of immunosuppression? Expert review of clinical immunology 8 (6): 527-36,2012.

Geara Abdallah Sassine, Azzi Nadine, Ghimire Pratima, Abdallah Marie, Siddiqui Ayesha, Bassil Claude, El-Sayegh Suzanne: The impact of reporting estimated glomerular filtration rate. Renal failure 33 (5): 486-8,2011.

Geara A S, El-Imad B, El-Sayegh S: Acetazolamide therapy in meningeal involvement of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. Internal medicine journal 40 (12): e4-5,2010.

Academic Contact Info

Renal, Electrolyte and Hypertension Division
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1 Founders Pavilion
3400 spruce street

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