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Alfred L. Garfall, MD

Alfred L. Garfall, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Garfall is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medical Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Hematology, 2016
  • Internal Medicine, 2012
  • Medical Oncology, 2014

Clinical Expertise:

  • Multiple Myeloma

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: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Society of Hematology, National Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Garfall 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:

Clinical Trials, Immunotherapy, Translational Research

Selected Publications:

Cohen AD, Garfall AL, Stadtmauer EA, Melenhorst JJ, Lacey SF, Lancaster E, Vogl DT, Weiss BM, Dengel K, Nelson A, Plesa G, Chen F, Davis MM, Hwang WT, Young RM, Brogdon JL, Isaacs R, Pruteanu-Malinici I, Siegel DL, Levine BL, June CH, Milone MC: B cell maturation antigen-specific CAR T cells are clinically active in multiple myeloma. The Journal of Clinical Investigation 130 : 2019.

Zhou N, Gutierrez-Uzquiza A, Zheng XY, Chang R, Vogl DT, Garfall AL, Bernabei L, Saraf A, Florens L, Washburn MP, Illendula A, Bushweller JH5, Busino L.: RUNX proteins desensitize multiple myeloma to lenalidomide via protecting IKZFs from degradation. Leukemia : 2019.

Reed-Guy L, Hoteit MA, Garfall AL: Acute Liver Failure Associated With Pomalidomide Therapy for Multiple Myeloma. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk epub ahead of print : 2018.

Garfall Alfred L, Stadtmauer Edward A, Hwang Wei-Ting, Lacey Simon F, Melenhorst Jan Joseph, Krevvata Maria, Carroll Martin P, Matsui William H, Wang Qiuju, Dhodapkar Madhav V, Dhodapkar Kavita, Das Rituparna, Vogl Dan T, Weiss Brendan M, Cohen Adam D, Mangan Patricia A, Ayers Emily C, Nunez-Cruz Selene, Kulikovskaya Irina, Davis Megan M, Lamontagne Anne, Dengel Karen, Kerr Naseem Ds, Young Regina M, Siegel Donald L, Levine Bruce L, Milone Michael C, Maus Marcela V, June Carl H: Anti-CD19 CAR T cells with high-dose melphalan and autologous stem cell transplantation for refractory multiple myeloma. JCI insight 3 (8): 2018.

Waxman Adam J, Clasen Suparna, Hwang Wei-Ting, Garfall Alfred, Vogl Dan T, Carver Joseph, O'Quinn Rupal, Cohen Adam D, Stadtmauer Edward A, Ky Bonnie, Weiss Brendan M: Carfilzomib-Associated Cardiovascular Adverse Events: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA oncology : e174519,2017.

Brunstein CG, Cutler CS, DeFor TE, Kim H, Bejanyan N, Garfall A, Verneris MR, Chen YB, Warlick ED, Spitzer T, Miller JS, Antin JH, Weisdorf DJ, Soiffer R, Wagner JE, Ballen KK: Matching at Human Leukocyte Antigen-C Improved the Outcomes after Double Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation for Recipients of Two to Four of Six Human Leukocyte Antigen–Matched Grafts Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation 23 (1): 126-133,2017.

Condamine T, Dominguez GA, Youn J, Kossenkov AV, Mony S, Alicea-Torres K, Tcyganov E, Hashimoto A, Nefedova Y, Lin C, Partlova S, Garfall A, Vogl DT, Xu X, Knight SC, Malietzis G, Lee GH, Eruslanov E, Albelda SM, Wang X, Mehta JL, Bewtra M, Rustgi A, Hockstein N, Witt R, Masters G, Nam B, Smirnov D, Sepulveda MA, Gabrilovich DI.: Lectin-type oxidized LDL receptor-1 distinguishes population of human polymorphonuclear myeloid-derived suppressor cells in cancer patients Science Immunology 1 (2): aaf8943,2016.

Singhal Sunil, Bhojnagarwala Pratik S, O'Brien Shaun, Moon Edmund K, Garfall Alfred L, Rao Abhishek S, Quatromoni Jon G, Stephen Tom Li, Litzky Leslie, Deshpande Charuhas, Feldman Michael D, Hancock Wayne W, Conejo-Garcia Jose R, Albelda Steven M, Eruslanov Evgeniy B: Origin and Role of a Subset of Tumor-Associated Neutrophils with Antigen-Presenting Cell Features in Early-Stage Human Lung Cancer. Cancer cell 30 (1): 120-35,2016.

Akkari Leila, Gocheva Vasilena, Quick Marsha L, Kester Jemila C, Spencer Alison K, Garfall Alfred L, Bowman Robert L, Joyce Johanna A: Combined deletion of cathepsin protease family members reveals compensatory mechanisms in cancer. Genes & development 30 (2): 220-32,2016.

Garfall Alfred L, Stadtmauer Edward A, June Carl H: Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cells in Myeloma. The New England journal of medicine 374 (2): 194,2016.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Hematology Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
12th Floor, South Pavilion
Office #12-173
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7910
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)