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David S. Goldberg, MD, MSCE

David S. Goldberg, MD, MSCE Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Dr. Goldberg is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2011
  • Internal Medicine, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Transplant Evaluation
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • 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

Education and Training

Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


AST Trainee and Young Faculty COP (TYF COP) Committee, American Society of Transplantation, National Liver and Intestinal Community of Practice (LICOP) Committee, American Society of Transplantation, National Member, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, National Member, American Gastroenterological Association, National Member, American Society of Transplantation, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Goldberg is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

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


Selected Publications:

Reese PP, Abt PL, Blumberg E, Goldberg DS: Transplanting Hepatitis C–Positive Kidneys New England Journal of Medicine 373 : 303-305,2015.

Goldberg D, French B, Forde KA, Groeneveld P, Bittermann T, Backus L, Halpern SD, Kaplan D: Association of distance from a transplant center with access to waitlist placement, receipt of liver transplantation, and survival JAMA 311 (12): 1234-1243,2014.

Goldberg D, Forde K, Carbonari D, Lewis JD, Leidl K, Reddy KR, Haynes K, Roy J, Sha D, Marks A, Schneider J, Strom B, Corley D, Lo Re III V: Population-representative Incidence of Drug-induced Acute Liver Failure Based on an Analysis of an Integrated Healthcare System Gastroenterology 148 (7): 1353-61,2015.

Goldberg D, Krok K, Batra S, Trotter J, Kawut S, Fallon M: Analysis of National Data on Liver Transplantation and Organ Allocation for Patients with Hepatopulmonary Syndrome Gastroenterology 146 (5): 1256-1265,2014.

Goldberg D, French B, Abt P, Olthoff K, Shaked A: Superior Survival Using Living Donors and Donor-Recipient Matching Using a Novel Living Donor Risk Index Hepatology 60 (5): 1717-1726,2014.

Goldberg D, French B, Abt PL, Gilroy R: Increasing the Number of Organ Transplants in the United States by Optimizing Donor Authorization Rate American Journal of Transplantation 15 (8): 2117-25,2015.

Ruebner R, Goldberg D*, Apt PL, Bahirwani R, Levine M, Sawinski D, Shults J, Bloom RD, Reese PP. *co-first author: Risk of End-Stage Renal Disease Among Liver Transplant Recipients with Pre-Transplant Renal Dysfunction American Journal of Transplantation 12 (11): 2958-65,2012.

Goldberg D, Halpern SD, Reese PP: Decreased organ donation consent rates among racial and ethnic minorities and older potential donors Critical Care Medicine 41 (2): 496-505,2013.

Goldberg D, French B, Abt P, Feng S, Cameron AM: Increasing Disparity in Waitlist Mortality Rates with Increased MELD Scores for Candidates with Versus Without Hepatocellular Carcinoma Liver Transplantation 18 (4): 434-443,2012.

Academic Contact Info

423 Guardian Drive
730 Blockley Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-349-8222
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)