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Johanna Goldfarb, MD


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Johanna Goldfarb, MD
Department: Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S25
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Johanna Goldfarb, MD, is head of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in the Pediatric Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital (CCCH). She is a Full Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University (CCLCM). Dr. Goldfarb is a member of  Medical Student Portfolio Review Committee (MSPRC) for promotion of the medical students, as well as the Academic Promotions committee for the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine for staff physicians.

Dr. Goldfarb is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases by the American Board of Pediatrics. Her clinical interests include clinical pediatric infectious diseases and infections in immunocompromised children. Her research interests include infections in children with cancer and after transplantation. Dr. Goldfarb has received many teaching awards in her career and also the Cleveland Clinic's Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award " in recognition of her ability to combine sensitivity and compassion with knowledge and skill in the practice of medicine" .

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Infectious Disease
New York, NY USA
Residency - Hershey Medical Center
Residency - New York Downtown Hospital, New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY USA
Medical School - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA


  • Pediatrics- Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics

Specialty Interests

Pediatric infectious diseases, viral infections, bone and joint infections, congenital infections, infections in immunocompromised hosts

Awards & Honors

  • Excellence in Teaching, New York Medical College, 1986
  • Department of Pediatrics Teaching Excellence Award, Case Western Reserve University, 1991
  • Distinguished Teacher, Department of Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1994
  • Steward Scholar, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1994-1995
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation Division of Pediatrics Chairmen’s Award for Promoting Research,1998
  • Residents award for outstanding teacher, Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic, 2002
  • Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award in recognition of ability to combine sensitivity and compassion with knowledge and skill in the practice of medicine 2005
  • Residents award for outstanding teacher, Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic, 2003
  • Distinguished Teaching Award Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic: Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 2003-2004
  • Award of Excellence: Scholars Collaborative in Teaching and Learning, 2004-2005 America's Best Doctors


  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Fellow, Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Member, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

Treatment & Services

  • Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Infection Control
  • Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy
  • Therapy for Children with Serious Infections

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/15/2016, Dr. Goldfarb has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English