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Lee R. Goldberg, MD, MPH

Lee R. Goldberg, MD, MPH Physician

Medical Director, University of Pennsylvania Heart Failure and Transplantation program
Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Goldberg is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Lee R. Goldberg

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2002, 2016

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Consultative Cardiology
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure Research
  • Heart Transplant Evaluation
  • Heart Transplant Follow-Up
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Ischemic Heart Disease

Description of Clinical Expertise

Heart failure, cardiomyopathy, disease management, telemedicine, cardiac transplantation, sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease, myocarditis, ventricular assist devices, heart-lung transplantation, endomyocardial biopsy, hemodynamics

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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 Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital

Memberships

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 Penn Cardiovascular Institute, Local Penn Medicine Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology, Local

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 Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

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 Kathryn E, Lin Li, Ellis Stephen J, Russell Stuart D, Spertus John A, Whellan David J, Piña Ileana L, Fine Lawrence J, Schulman Kevin A, Weinfurt Kevin P,: 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 Daniel E, Clare Robert, Kitzman Dalane W, Ellis Stephen J, Fleg Jerome L, Chiara Toni, Fletcher Gerald, Kraus William E,: 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 Allen E, Kitzman Dalane W, Whellan David J, Iskandrian Ami E, Ellis Stephen J, Pagnanelli Robert A, Kao Andrew, Abdul-Nour Khaled, O'Connor Christopher M, Ewald Greg, Kraus William E, Borges-Neto Salvador,: 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 Tamara B, Leifer Eric S, Brawner Clinton A, Fitz-Gerald Meredith B, Fonarow Gregg C,: 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 G Michael, Whellan David, Kraus William E, Clare Robert, Zannad Faiez, Donahue Mark, Adams Kirkwood, McKelvie Robert, Piña Ileana L, O'Connor Christopher M,: 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 Julius M, Leifer Eric S, Fleg Jerome L, Whellan David, Kokkinos Peter, Leblanc Marie-Helene, Wolfel Eugene, Kitzman Dalane W,: 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
Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
2 East Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-0820
Fax: (215) 615-0828
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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