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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

Medical Education - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate - The University of Montana
Missoula, MT


  • 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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As of 1/3/2024, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

273 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

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Great Doctor

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

Dr Goldfarb is the best

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Very loving Dr so good to have him in my appointment

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Provider was very helpful. He listened to my concerns and fully explained all treatment options.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Good, caring doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

I was worried when Dr. Porter retired. I have to say that Dr. Goldfarb is every bit as great! He let me know he was running a little behind and then he still spent a lot of time with me and listened to everything I had to say. He explains things very well and I feel like I am in the hands of an expert. I continue to recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

CC has been wonderful. Could not ask for better Dr.s and staff. Keep up the great job. People need people like all of you.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr. Goldfarb took excellent care, explained everything, and helped me understand and calm my regarding the nephrostomy tube.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr G is the best/ professional, great bedside manner, feel very comfortable with him. Very fortunate to have him as my specialist

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr Goldfarb and team were excellent at performing and delivering on my medical needs.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

I had a serious health concern. I was happy to be seen so quickly and thankful for the care and concern Dr. Goldfarb demonstrated in taking care of me.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr. Goldfarb was very thorough asking many questions to determine possible issues and then creating a plan to move forward.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

This was a very smooth visit. The doctor and staff was excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Dr Goldfarb is a very knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Greatly appreciated personal call from Dr. To review results of tests.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

The Dr. Was responsive to my concerns. He followed up post visit very diligently. Much appreciated.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

I would recommend Dr Goldfarb

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

The nurse and doctor were exceptional in every aspect of care

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

The doctor related very well with the patient and showed both compassion and humor

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr Goldfarb was great

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr. Goldfarb was very professional and made me feel at ease with the procedure- out going personality.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr David Is a great caregiver and doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr. Goldfarb was great. He listened to me and explained everything in great detail in easy to understand language.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Goldfarb was knowledgeable and professional. He validated my concerns and provided full disclosure about any recommended treatments.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Goldfarb was kind and helpful and explained every step of the procedure.

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.

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