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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:

  • AIDS-related Kidney Complications
  • Autoimmune Kidney Diseases
  • Berger's Disease (IgA Nephropathy)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD)
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dialysis
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)
  • Glomerular Diseases
  • Glomerulonephritis - Inflammatory
  • Glomerulonephritis (GN)
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Injury
  • Kidney Vasculitis
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Membranous Glomerulonephritis (MGN)
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis
  • Nephritis
  • Nephrology Consultation
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Disease and Pregnancy
  • Scleroderma Kidney Disease
  • Second Opinion
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Description of Clinical Expertise

Onconephrology (Renal diseases in Cancer Patients)
Glomerular Disease
Renal Amyloidosis
Kidney Vasculitis
Lupus Nephritis
Proteinuria
Hematuria



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)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • 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
  • 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
Dialysis

Selected Publications:

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

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

Catherine E. Najem1, Jung-Jin Lee2, Ceylan E. Tanes2, William C. Strange2, Elliot Friedman2, Antoine G. Sreih1, Rennie L. Rhee1, Abdallah Geara3, Hongzhe Li4, Kyle Bittinger2, James D. Lewis5, Gary D. Wu5, and Peter A. Merkel1, 3: Characterizing the Gut and Plasma Metabolomes in Patients with ANCA-Associated Vasculitis 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting : 2018.

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.

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

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

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 Imad Talal, El Khoury Lara, Geara Abdallah Sassine: Warburg's effect on solid tumors. Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia 25 (6): 1270-7,2014.

Adesina Sanni, Alkhudhayri Abdullah, Patel Jyodi Kiran, Naufal Mary, Geara Abdallah, Azzi Jamil: Steroid withdrawal in kidney allograft recipients. Expert review of clinical immunology 10 (9): 1229-39,2014.

Academic Contact Info

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

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-1666
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)