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Stanley Goldfarb, MD

Stanley Goldfarb, MD Physician

Associate Dean for Curriculum Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Goldfarb is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1972
  • Nephrology, 1974

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: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Aetna-US Healthcare National Advisory Committee, National American Clinical and Climatological Asociation, (2000), American College of Clinical Pharmacology, (1977), American College of Physicians, (1978), American College of Physicians,(1972), American Federation for Clinical Research (1976), American Society for Clinical Investigation, (1986), American Society of Mineral Research, (1978), American Society of Nephrology (1976) Fellow, National College of Physicians of Philadelphia, (1992), Local International Society of Nephrology, (1981), John Morgan Society, (1981), Membrane Transport Workers Union (1976), Nephrology Self Assessment Program (NephSAP) American Society of Nephrology, National New York Academy of Sciences, (1977),

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Goldfarb 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:

Rudnick MR, Goldfarb S.: Pathogenesis of contrast-induced nephropathy: experimental and clinical observations with an emphasis on the role of osmolality Rev Cardiovasc Med 4 Suppl 5 : S28-33,2003.

Goldfarb S.: Hypophosphatemic disorders Hospital Physician Nephrology Board Review Manual 5 (4): 2002.

Stanley Goldfarb, and by invitation: Fuad N. Ziyadeh: TGF-B: A Crucial Component of the Pathogenesis of Diabetic Nephropathy Trans Am Clin Climatol Asoc. 112 : 27-32,2001.

Goldfarb S.: Uremic bone disease Hospital Physician Nephrology Board Review Manual 4 (1): 2001.

Furst H. Hallows KR. Post J. Chen S. Kotzker W. Goldfarb S. Ziyadeh FN. Neilson EG.: The urine/plasma electrolyte ratio: a predictive guide to water restriction American Journal of the Medical Sciences 319 (4): 240-244,2000.

Mange KC, Goldfarb S.: Complications of peritoneal dialysis Hosp Physician Nephrol Board Rev Manual 3 (2): 1-12,2000.

Goldfarb, S.: The utility of decision support, clinical performance The Joint Commision Journal on Quality Improvement 25 : 137-144,1999.

Goldfarb S.: A clinical approach to hypokalemia: new molecular insights into mechanixms Hosp Physician Nephrol Board Review Manual 1 (4): 1-12,1999.

Goldfarb S.: clinical disorders of magnesium metabolism Hosp Physician Nephrol Board Rev Manual 2 (2): 1-12,1999.

Post JB, Goldfarb S.: Approach to the patient with hyponatremia Hosp Physician Nephrol Board Rev Manual 2 (2): 1-12,1999.

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Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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