David S. Goldfarb, MD

About Me

After a difficult personal experience with a kidney stone that required shock wave treatment, I resolved to take care of my fellow patients. I knew the condition was interesting and often neglected, and I felt I needed to do something about it. My background in physiology meant that I was well prepared to study kidney stones.

At NYU Langone, I am committed to patient care and research about kidney stones. I see patients with calcium stones, uric acid stones, struvite stones, cystinuria, and other genetic causes of kidney stones.

I’m also honored to hold several positions of leadership in the field of nephrology. I am the associate editor of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), the president of the Research on Calculus Kinetics Society (the R.O.C.K. Society), and the former president of the New York Society of Nephrology. I served as vice chair of the American Urological Association’s guideline panel on the medical management of kidney stones, representing the American Society of Nephrology.

I currently serve on the medical advisory board of the National Kidney Foundation serving Greater New York and the scientific advisory board of the Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation.

I am the principal investigator of the Rare Kidney Stone Consortium’s Cystinuria Project, which is funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. I’m honored to have been dubbed “Stone Crusher of the Year” by the Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation in 2014.

Conditions and Treatments

kidney stones


  • Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology
  • Chief Nephrology at NY Harbor VA Med Ctr
  • Clinical Chief of Nephrology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Nephrology), 1988
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 1985
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, NYU Medical Center, Nephrology, 1987
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, 1985
  • MD from Yale University, 1981

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My Research

We have established a registry of people with cystinuria. Our goal is to follow people with cystinuria and learn about the course of the disorder. We are also working on developing new drugs for the treatment of cystinuria. The consortium is also learning about Dent disease, primary hyperoxaluria and APRT deficiency (a cause of dihydroxyadenine stones).


  • Prospects for dietary therapy of urolithiasis [Meeting Abstract]

    Goldfarb, D S Goldfarb, D S
    Urolithiasis. 2016 July 2016. 44 (1): S7-S7

  • Dietary habit and risk of urolithiasis [Meeting Abstract]

    Goldfarb, D S Goldfarb, D S
    Urolithiasis. 2016 July 2016. 44 (1): S7-S7

  • The role of the 24-hour urine collection in the prevention of kidney stone recurrence

    Hsi, Ryan S; Sanford, Thomas; Goldfarb, David S; Stoller, Marshall L Hsi, Ryan S; Sanford, Thomas; Goldfarb, David S; Stoller, Marshall L
    Journal of urology. 2016 Oct 13. ?-?

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