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Kristen Noelle Kobaly, MD

Kristen Noelle Kobaly, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Kobaly is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Endocrinology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, 2014
  • Internal Medicine, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Addison's Disease
  • Adrenal Gland Disorders
  • Chronic Thyroiditis (Hashimoto's Disease)
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Cushing's Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Education
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid)
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pituitary Gland Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Radioactive Iodine (Radioiodine) Therapy
  • Silent Thyroiditis
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Thyroid Nodule Biopsy
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Toxic Nodular Goiter
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
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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 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: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Thyroid Association, International The Endocrine Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kobaly 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.


Selected Publications:

Kobaly Kristen, Mandel Susan J: Hyperthyroidism and Pregnancy. Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America 48 (3): 533-545,2019.

Song SJ, Baloch ZW, Kobaly K, Yu GH: What’s in a giant cell? A case of metastatic sarcomatoid pleomorphic carcinoma with osteoclast-like giant cells involving the thyroid. Cytopathology 0 : 1-3,2018.

Kobaly K, Kim, CS, Langer JE, Mandel SJ: ATA 2015 Thyroid Nodule Guidelines in Clinical Practice: Comparison of ATA Sonographic Suspicion Pattern with Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology Categorization Poster Presentation presented at: ENDO, Boston, MA : 2016.

Kobaly K, Wong LQ, Baloch ZW, Langer JE, Mandel SJ: Predicting Benign Cytology on Repeat Fine Needle Aspirate of an AUS/FLUS Thyroid Nodule Poster Presentation presented at: ENDO, San Diego, CA : 2015.

Kobaly K, Mandel SJ, Langer JE: Clinical Review: Thyroid Cancer Mimics on Surveillance Neck Sonography The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 100 (2): 371-375,2015.

Kobaly K, Vellanki P, Sisk RK, Armstrong Loren, Lee JY, Lee J, Hayes MG, Urbanek Margrit, Legro RS, Dunaif A: Parent-of-Origin Effects on Glucose Homeostasis in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 99 (8): 2961-6,2014.

Kobaly K, Somani AK, McCormick T, Nedorost ST: Effects of occlusion on the skin of atopic dermatitis patients Dermatitis 21 (5): 255-61,2010.

Madden J, Kobaly K, Minich NM, Schluchter M, Wilson-Costello D, Hack M: Improved weight attainment of extremely low-gestational-age infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia Journal of Perinatology 30 (2): 103-11,2010.

Kobaly Kristen, Schluchter Mark, Minich Nori, Friedman Harriet, Taylor Hudson Gerry, Wilson-Costello Deanne, Hack Maureen: Outcomes of extremely low birth weight (<1 kg) and extremely low gestational age (<28 weeks) infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia: effects of practice changes in 2000 to 2003 Pediatrics 121 (1): 73-81,2008.

Academic Contact Info

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 4th Floor West Pavilion
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
3400 Civic Center Blvd

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