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Alan G. Wasserstein, MD

Alan G. Wasserstein, MD Physician

Director, Kidney Stone Evaluation Center Emeritus Associate Professor CE of Medicine

Dr. Wasserstein is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Alan G. Wasserstein

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2002, 2004, 2005, 2018 and 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Clinical Specialties


  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1976
  • Nephrology, 1980

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-Assoicated 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 Care
  • 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: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Society of Nephrology, National College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Wasserstein 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:

Medical professionalism

Selected Publications:

Wasserstein, A.: Core Curriculum in Nephrology: Nephrolithiasis Am. J. Kidney Dis 45 : 422-428,2005.

Bilenker, JH, Demers, R, Porter, DL, Wasserstein, AG, Peters, E, Manaker, S.: Recombinant human erythropoietin usage in a large academic medical center Am. J. Managed Care 8 : 742-747,2002.

Rosas, SE, Wasserstein, A, Kobrin, S, Feldman, HI.: Preliminary observations of sildenafil treatment for erectile dysfunction in dialysis patients. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 37 (1): 134-137,2001.

Wasserstein, AG.: The more things change…[editorial] Am. J.Kidney Disease 38 (2): 240-8,2001.

Wasserstein, A: Nephrolithiasis Primer on Kidney Diseases (National Kidney Foundation) : 348-354,2001.

Wasserstein, AG.: Secondary Glomerulonephritidies Immunologic Renal Diseases. : 1247-1268,2001.

Sachdeo RC, Wasserstein AG, D'Souza J.: Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)effect on serum sodium. Epilepsia. 40 (7): 103,1999.

Wasserstein, A.: Nephrolithiasis: Acute management and prevention. Disease-a-Month 44 : 196-213,1998.

Mangram, AJ, Archibald, LK, Hupert, M, Tokars, J, Brennan, PJ, Arduino, M, Peterson, S, Park, S, Raymond, A, McCullough, M, Jones, M, Wasserstein, A, Kobrin, S, Jarvis, W.: Nationwide outbreak of sterile peritonitis among continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis patients associated with intrinsically contaminated dialysis fluid. Infection Control and Hosp Epid 18 (5): 27,1997.

Wasserstein, A: Membranous glomerulonephritis J Am Soc Nephrol 8 : 664-674,1997.

Academic Contact Info

One Founders Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 900-7843
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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