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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:

  • Hematology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Amyloidosis
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia (WM)

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:

Garfall A, Dancy E, Cohen A, Wang WH, Frai J, Suhoski M, Levine B, Siegel D, Stadtmauer E, Vogl D, Waxman A, Rapoport A, Milone M, June C, Melehorst J: T cell phenotypes associated with effective CAR T cell therapy in post-induction versus relapsed multiple myeloma Blood Advances : 2019 .

Cornell RF, Ky B, Weiss BM, Dahm CN, Gupta DK, Du L, Carver JR, Cohen AD, Engelhardt BG, Garfall AL, Goodman SA, Harrell SL, Kassim AA, Jadhav T, Jagasia M, Moslehi J, O'Quinn R, Savona MR, Slosky D, Smith A, Stadtmauer EA, Vogl DT, Waxman A, Lenihan D.: Prospective Study of Cardiac Evens During Proteasome Inhibitor Therapy for Relapsed Multiple Myeloma. J Clin Oncol. : 2019.

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 AL, Stadtmauer EA, Hwang WT, Lacey SF, Melenhorst JJ, Krevvata M, Carroll MP, Matsui WH, Wang Q, Dhodapkar MV, Dhodapkar K, Das R, Vogl DT, Weiss BM, Cohen AD, Mangan PA, Ayers EC, Nunez-Cruz S, Kulikovskaya I, Davis MM, Lamontagne A, Dengel K, Kerr NDS, Young RM, Siegel DL, Levine BL, Milone MC, Maus MV, June CH: 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.

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)