David Goldfarb, MD

216.444.5600

David Goldfarb, MD

Appointed: 1992

David Goldfarb, MD
Department: Urology
Surgical Director, Renal Transplantation Program
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code Q10-1
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5600
DeskDesk:216.444.8726
WorkFax:216.636.0770
David Goldfarb, MD
Department: Transplantation Center
Surgical Director, Renal Transplantation Program
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code Q10-1
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5600
DeskDesk:216.444.8726
WorkFax:216.636.0770
David Goldfarb, MD
Department: Center for Ethics, Humanities and Spiritual Care
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code Q10-1
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5600
DeskDesk:216.444.8726
WorkFax:216.636.0770
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

David Goldfarb, MD, has been at Cleveland Clinic for more than 20 years. Following graduation in 1985 from Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency and an AFUD scholarship at Cleveland Clinic. He developed clinical expertise in renal transplantation, kidney tumor surgery and benign prostate surgery. In 2003, he became the Surgical Director of the Renal Transplantation Program at the Glickman Urological Institute.

He is distinguished as a two-time appointee to the American Board of Urology Exam Committee. He was the inaugural President of the Paired Donation Consortium, a non-profit organization dedicated to provide paired donation to incompatible renal transplant patients. Dr Goldfarb recently completed a term as president of the Urological Society for Transplantation and Renal Surgery.

Dr Goldfarb has published more than 80 scientific papers and 20 book chapters. He lectures worldwide on various aspects of renal transplantation.

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Urology
Cleveland, OH USA
1990
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1987
Medical School - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
1985
Undergraduate - The University of Montana
Missoula, MT USA
1978

Certifications

  • Urology

Specialty Interests

Kidney (renal) transplantation, kidney cancer, kidney and ureteral reconstruction, enlarged prostate/benign prostatic hyperplasia

Awards & Honors

  • George & Grace Crile Traveling Fellowship Award, 1990
  • American Foundation Urologic Disease Scholarship, 1990-1992
  • Pfizer Scholar in Urology Award,1996

Memberships

  • American Urological Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • Urological Society for Transplant And Vascular Surgery

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 11/13/2013, 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 the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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