Simin Goral, MD

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Professor of Medicine (Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Polycystic Kidney Disease Center, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

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One Founders Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215 662-3460
Fax: 215-615-0349
University of Istanbul, 1984.
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Description of Research Expertise

I have interests in the following research areas: polycystic kidney disease, diabetic nephropathy, sensitization due to transplant nephrectomy, recurrent lupus nephritis after kidney transplantation, and BK infection after kidney transplantation

Description of Clinical Expertise

In my outpatient practice, I see patients with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) as well as patients coming for kidney transplant evaluation and patients after kidney transplantation (kidney transplant recipients)

Selected Publications

Goral S, Prak EL, Kearns J, Bloom R, Pierce E, Doyle A, Grossman R, Naji A, Kamoun M. : Preformed Donor-Directed Anti-HLA-DP Antibodies May Be an Impediment to Successful Kidney Transplantation. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 23(1): 390-392, Jan 2008.

Trofe-Clark J, Reese PP, Patel HJ, Jakobowski D, Goral S, Doll SL, Abt PL, Bloom RD. : Efficacy and safety of extended-duration inpatient-to-outpatient rabbit antithymocyte globulin induction in de novo kidney transplant recipients: 6-month outcomes. Transplantation 94(5): 506-12, September 2012.

Karuturi M, Shah N, Frank D, Fasan O, Reshef R, Ahya VN, Bromberg M, Faust T, Goral S, Schuster SJ, Stadtmauer EA, Tsai DE. : Plasmacytic post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder: a case series of nine patients. Transpl Int. Jun;26(6):616-22 Page: 616-622, June 2013.

Goral S, Brukamp K, Ticehurst EH, Abt PL, Bloom RD, Kearns J, Constantinescu S, Kamoun M, Tomaszewski J. : Transplant nephrectomy: histologic findings—a single center study. American Journal of Nephrology 40(5): 491-8, Epub 2014 Dec 9. 2014.

Sawinski D, Forde KA, Trofe-Clark J, Patel P, Olivera B, Goral S, Bloom RD. : Persistent BK viremia does not increase intermediate-term graft loss but is associated with de novo donor-specific antibodies. J Am Soc Nephrol (JASN) 26(4): 966-75, April 2015.

Van Buren PN, Lewis JB, Dwyer JP, Greene T, Middleton J, Sika M, Umanath K, Abraham JD, Arfeen SS, Bowline IG, Chernin G, Fadem SZ, Goral S, Koury M, Sinsakul MV, Weiner DE; Collaborative Study Group.: The Phosphate Binder Ferric Citrate and Mineral Metabolism and Inflammatory Markers in Maintenance Dialysis Patients: Results From Prespecified Analyses of a Randomized Clinical Trial. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 66(3): 479-88, September 2015.

Sawinski D, Kaur N, Lim MA, Forde K, Goral S, Bloom R.: "Successful treatment of hepatitis c in renal transplant recipients with direct-acting antiviral agents" American Journal of Transplantation 16(5): 1588-95, May 2016.

Jalal D, McFadden M, Dwyer JP, Umanath K, Aguilar E, Yagil Y, Greco B, Sika M, Lewis JB, Greene T, Goral S.: Adherence rates to ferric citrate as compared to active control in patients with end stage kidney disease on dialysis. Hemodialysis International 21(2): 243-249, April 2017.

Sawinsky, D, Goral S. : BK Infection: an Update on Diagnosis and Treatment. Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation 30(2): 209-17, February 2015.

Sever, MS, Goral, S. : Kidney transplantation due to medical urgency: time for reconsideration? Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 31(9): 1376-7, September 2016.

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