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Amanda Leonberg-Yoo, MD

Amanda Leonberg-Yoo, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Leonberg-Yoo is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2013
  • Nephrology, 2015

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cardiorenal Syndrome (CRS)
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD)
  • Diabetic Kidney Diseases
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Glomerular Diseases
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones (Nephrolithiasis)
  • Nephrology Consultation
  • Proteinuria
  • Renovascular Hypertension

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: Creighton University
Residency: Tufts - New England Medical Center
Fellowship: Tufts - New England Medical Center


Alpha Sigma Nu, Jesuit Honors Society, National American Society of Nephrology, National Women in Nephrology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Leonberg-Yoo is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

1.Dietary sodium intake and association with aldosterone levels on clinical outcomes: The goal of this project is to evaluate dietary sodium intake and its effects on clinical outcomes of mortality, cardiovascular disease, and kidney disease in individuals. Several different populations will be used to study this, including healthy individuals and individuals with albuminuria and CKD, both from prior cohort studies.

2. Dietary potassium and association with clinical outcomes of mortality, cardiovascular disease, and chronic kidney disease. This project is focuses on identifying the risk of low potassium intake and adverse clinical outcomes in a CKD and ESRD population.

3. Intravenous contrast toxicity: Critical review of literature pertaining to contrast induced nephrotoxicity with intravenous contrast exposure. As a corollary to this, I am involved in reviews of gadolinium associated toxicity in individuals with and without chronic kidney disease.

Selected Publications:

Abramovitz Blaise, Leonberg-Yoo Amanda, Bahrainwala Jehan Z, Litt Harold, Rudnick Michael R: Bilateral Renal Infarctions During the Use of Sumatriptan. Kidney international reports 3 (5): 1233-1236,2018.

Bansal Amar D, Leonberg-Yoo Amanda, Schell Jane O, Scherer Jennifer S, Jones Christopher A: Ten Tips Nephrologists Wish the Palliative Care Team Knew About Caring for Patients with Kidney Disease. Journal of palliative medicine 21 (4): 546-551,2018.

Rudnick MR, Leonberg-Yoo AK: The Death of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy is Premature Kidney News 10 (4): 2018.

AK Leonberg-Yoo, JE Rame, MR Rudnick: Renal Replacement Therapies in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices Ventricular-Assist Devices and Kidney Disease: Clinical Perspectives : 2018.

Leonberg-Yoo AK, Rudnick MR: NephMadness 2018: Contrast Nephropathy is Back! AJKD Blog : 2018.

Abramovitz B, Leonberg-Yoo, AK, Bahrainwala JZ, Litt HA, Rudnick MR: Bilateral Renal Infarcts during the use of Sumatriptan National Kidney Foundation Poster Presentation, Austin TX : 2018.

Leonberg-Yoo Amanda K, Rudnick Michael R: Tobacco Use: A Chronic Kidney Disease Accelerant. American journal of nephrology 46 (4): 257-259,2017.

Bahrainwala Jehan Z, Leonberg-Yoo Amanda K, Rudnick Michael R: Use of Radiocontrast Agents in CKD and ESRD. Seminars in dialysis 30 (4): 290-304,2017.

Leonberg-Yoo Amanda K, Sarnak Mark J: Don't Pass the Salt: Evidence to Support Avoidance of High Salt Intake in CKD. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 69 (2): 175-178,2016.

Leonberg-Yoo Amanda K, Tighiouart Hocine, Levey Andrew S, Beck Gerald J, Sarnak Mark J: Urine Potassium Excretion, Kidney Failure, and Mortality in CKD. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 69 (3): 341-349,2016.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
51 N. 39th Street
Medical Office Building, Suite 240

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)