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Lee R. Goldberg, MD, MPH

Lee R. Goldberg, MD, MPH Physician

Section Chief, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Goldberg is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Lee R. Goldberg

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2015-2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2002, 2016 - 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, 2010
  • Cardiovascular Disease, 1998
  • Internal Medicine, 1995

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Cardiac Amyloid
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • CardioMEMS
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chronic Inotropic Therapy
  • Circulatory Assist Devices
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Cor Pulmonale
  • Diabetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Genetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Giant Cell Myocarditis
  • Heart Biopsy
  • Heart Transplant Rejection
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Home Inotropes
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Infiltrative Disorders of the Heart
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Left Heart Failure
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device
  • Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myocarditis
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Heart Failure
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
  • Tachycardia-Induced Cardiomyopathy
  • Takatsubo Cardiomyopathy
  • Transplant Evaluation
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Viral Cardiomyopathy
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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: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital


Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), National American College of Cardiology, International American Heart Association, National Heart Failure Society of America, National International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Goldberg is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Heart failure, technology disease management, immunosuppression, clinical outcomes

Selected Publications:

Elmariah S, Goldberg LR, Allen MT, Kao A: The effects of race on peak oxygen consumption and survival in patients with systolic dysfunction Journal of Cardiac Failure 16 (4): 332-9,2010.

Riegel B, Sayers S, Goldberg L, Weaver T, Jurkovitz C, Weintraub W, Potashnik S, Fleck D, Ratcliffe S: Determinants of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Adults With Heart Failure Circulation 120 : S515,2009.

Riegel B, Potashnik S, Goldberg L, Weaver T, Weintraub W, Fleck D, Sayers S: Is There a Better Way to Screen for Sleep Disordered Breathing in Adults With Heart Failure? Circulation 120 : S864,2009.

Flynn KE, Lin L, Ellis SJ, Russell SD, Spertus JA, Whellan DJ, Piña IL, Fine LJ, Schulman KA, Weinfurt KP: Outcomes, health policy, and managed care: relationships between patient-reported outcome measures and clinical measures in outpatients with heart failure. American Heart Journal 158 (4 Suppl): S64-71,2009.

Forman DE1, Clare R, Kitzman DW, Ellis SJ, Fleg JL, Chiara T, Fletcher G, Kraus WE: Relationship of age and exercise performance in patients with heart failure: the HF-ACTION study. American Heart Journal 158 (4 Suppl): S6-S15,2009.

Atchley AE1, Kitzman DW, Whellan DJ, Iskandrian AE, Ellis SJ, Pagnanelli RA, Kao A, Abdul-Nour K, O'Connor CM, Ewald G, Kraus WE, Borges-Neto S: Myocardial perfusion, function, and dyssynchrony in patients with heart failure: baseline results from the single-photon emission computed tomography imaging ancillary study of the Heart Failure and A Controlled Trial Investigating Outcomes of Exercise TraiNing (HF-ACTION) Trial. American Heart Journal 158 (4 Suppl): S53-63,2009.

Horwich TB1, Leifer ES, Brawner CA, Fitz-Gerald MB, Fonarow GC: The relationship between body mass index and cardiopulmonary exercise testing in chronic systolic heart failure. American Heart Journal 158 (4 Suppl): S31-6,2009.

Felker GM1, Whellan D, Kraus WE, Clare R, Zannad F, Donahue M, Adams K, McKelvie R, Piña IL, O'Connor CM: N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide and exercise capacity in chronic heart failure: data from the Heart Failure and a Controlled Trial Investigating Outcomes of Exercise Training (HF-ACTION) study. American Heart Journal 158 (4 Suppl): S37-44,2009.

Gardin JM1, Leifer ES, Fleg JL, Whellan D, Kokkinos P, Leblanc MH, Wolfel E, Kitzman DW: Relationship of Doppler-Echocardiographic left ventricular diastolic function to exercise performance in systolic heart failure: the HF-ACTION study. American Heart Journal 158 (4 Suppl): S45-52,2009.

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Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Center
11-171 South Tower
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-0820
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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