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Simin Goral, MD

Simin Goral, MD Physician

Director, Polycystic Kidney Disease Clinic Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Director Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Turkish

Dr. Goral is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

About Dr. Simin Goral

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012

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Clinical Specialties


  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Nephrology, 2001

Clinical Expertise:

  • Kidney Polycystic Diseases
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Kidney Transplant Follow-Up
  • Kidney Transplantation

Description of Clinical Expertise

In my outpatient practice, I see patients with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) as well as patients coming for kidney transplant evaluation and patients after kidney transplantation (kidney transplant recipients)

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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • 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

Residency: Augenklinik Universitat Munchen
Residency: Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik
Medical School: University of Istanbul
Residency: University of Istanbul
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center


American College of Physicians (ACP), National American Society of Nephrology (ASN), National American Society of Transplantation (AST), National American Transplant Congress (ATC) , National American Transplant Congress (ATC) 2011, National European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association, International Expert Panel Member for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Federal Oversight of Transplant Programs Project (known as the CMS Transplant Project), National International Society of Nephrology, International National Board of Medical Examiners , National National Board of Medical Examiners Item-Writing Committee for the 2011 American Society of Nephrology In-Training Examination (ASN-ITE), National National Kidney Foundation, National The Transplantation Society, International World Transplant Congress in San Francisco, July 2014, International Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Data Safety Management Board , National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Goral is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

I have interests in the following research areas: polycystic kidney disease, diabetic nephropathy, sensitization due to transplant nephrectomy, recurrent lupus nephritis after kidney transplantation, and BK infection after kidney transplantation

Selected Publications:

Goral S, Helderman JH.: Current and emerging maintenance immunosuppressive therapy. Dialysis and Transplantation : 561-567,2004.

Goral S, Edwards KM.: Cat Scratch Disease Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 5th edition : 2004.

Mange K, Doyle A, Goral S, Sellers M, Bloom R.: Impact on clinical studies of the choice of equations to estimate renal function. ATC 2004, Boston, MA, USA : 2004.

Bloom R, Sayer G, Constantinescu S, Fa K, Goral S, Doyle A, Naji A, Markmann J, Grossman R.: Increased mortality in hepatitis C virus recipients is associated with preexisting diabetes (DM). ATC 2004, Boston, MA, USA : 2004.

Doyle A, Blumberg E, Goral S, Bloom R.: Prolonged course of prophylactic ganciclovir results in a lower risk of developing CMV disease in high risk patients. American Transplant Congress (ATC) 2004, Boston, MA, USA : 2004.

Shaffer D, Langone A, Nylander WA, Goral S, Kizilisik AT, Helderman JH.: A pilot protocol of a calcineurin-inhibitor free regimen for kidney transplant recipients of marginal donor kidneys or with delayed graft function. Clin Transplantation 17 (9:31): 4,2003.

Golper TA, Goral S, Becker BN, Langman CB.: L-carnitine treatment of anemia. Am J Kidney Dis 41 (4 suppl 15): 27-34,2003.

Goral S, Ynares C, Shappel S, Snyder S, Feurer I, Kazancioglu R, Fogo A, Helderman JH.: Recurrent lupus nephritis in renal transplant recipients: It is not rare. Transplantation 15;75 (5): 651-656,2003.

Doyle A, Goral S, Grossman R, and Bloom R.: Lower risk of developing CMV disease in high risk patients with 6 months of prophylactic ganciclovir. ATC 2003, Washington, DC, USA : 2003.

Geiger Z, Chang I, Goral S, Helderman H, Fogo A.: A 50-year old man with persistent renal allograft dysfunction. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 40 (1): 210-217,2002.

Academic Contact Info

One Founders Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215 662-3460
Fax: 215-615-0349
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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