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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 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 - 2018

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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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • 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 (Myocardial Ischemia)

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
  • 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
  • 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 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
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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