David S. Goldfarb, MD

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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 teach kidney physiology at NYU School of Medicine, where I am a professor of medicine and physiology. I also see patients who have calcium stones, uric acid stones, struvite stones, cystinuria, and other genetic causes of kidney stones.

I’m honored to have held several positions of leadership in the field of nephrology. I was the associate editor of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) for five years, and am a past president of the Research on Calculus Kinetics Society (the R.O.C.K. Society) and the New York Society of Nephrology. I also 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, the scientific advisory board of the Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation, and board of directors of the International Cystinuria 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 and “Nephrologist of the Year” by the American Kidney Fund in 2016.


Conditions and Treatments

kidney stone

Credentials

Positions
  • Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology
  • Interim Director, Division of Nephrology
  • Clinical Chief of Nephrology
  • Chief, Nephrology at NY Harbor VA Medical Center
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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Research My Research

Interests

nephrolithiasis, urolithiasis, chronic renal failure, hemodialysis, hypertension

Research Summary

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).

http://medicine.med.nyu.edu/nephrology/research/current/cystinuriaregistry
http://rarekidneystones.org/
http://www.cystinuria.org
http://rarekidneystones.org/cystinuria/

Research Interests Timeline

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Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • Lifestyle Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in Obese Diabetic Patients

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