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Department Urology
Primary Location Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Benign Prostate Surgery
  • Kidney Reconstruction
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Ureteral Reconstruction
  • Urology
  • Vasectomy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Enlarged Prostate/Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
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About David Goldfarb, MD

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 & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - The University of Montana
Missoula, MT USA


  • 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
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/24/2023, 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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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

256 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Goldfarb is very thorough and explains things very well.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

I had a great experience with Dr. Goldfarb!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

I am very pleased with Dr. Goldfarb.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

The doctor reviewed the procedure, what to expect, and checked for my understanding of the procedure.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Goldfarb was awesome! He was very informative and caring.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

I had a very good experience at my doctors appointment.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr. David Goldfarb was phenomenal! He listened, offered his opinions and most importantly, didn't rush the visit.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr. Goldfarb is the best

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Very good and courteous provider

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Goldfarb took the time to explain all the results and problems and discussed care moving forward.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr. Goldfarb was OUTSTANDING! Answered ALL my questions and concerns making me feel very comfortable. HIGHLY recommendable Dr.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

I would have liked him to be a bit more friendly

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Being Physician myself , I found him caring and concerned that part of Medicine is lacking in current set up.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Everythng went very well no Problems , DR Goldfarb was VERY helpflul and Explained all the procedures necessary tests

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Dr. Goldfarb was excellent! He is kind, informative and caring. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a Urologist.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Awesome Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

Dr Goldfarb is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

The doctor is true professional

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

The whole doctor visit I had was wonderful the doctor and his staff are true professionals and they handled everything just perfectly I want to thank you and them thank you

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Doc. Goldfarb. An Amazing doctor and friend.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr. Goldfarb was very clear and comforting

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

A very good Doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

Dr. Goldfarb explained everything very well and treated me with a great deal of respect. I also appreciated our safety huddle before the procedure.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Very good Doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

He is a very good Doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

I was a little worried when Dr. Porter retired, but I really like Dr. Goldfarb.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

My first appointment with Dr. Goldfarb was a good one. He took over for the retired Dr. Arthur Porter. I feel fine with this.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

*Dr. Goldfarb was thorough, careful, thoughtful. He even telephonically conferred with an associate at the main campus while I was present. He is "top drawer".

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

*Dr. Goldfarb has got to be one of the clinic's best!

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