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Renal-Electrolyte &
Hypertension Division
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Robert A. Grossman, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension


Business Address:

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia , PA 19104

Phone: 215-662-6947
Fax: 215-615-0349


Undergraduate: Lafayette College. Eastern, PA

Medical: College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY

Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification: Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Research Interests:


Clinical and Other Interests:


Selected References:

Brayman KL, Egidi MF, Naji A, Friedman AL, Holland MT, Tomaszewski JE, Samimi F, Grossman RA, Barker CF: Is induction therapy necessary for successful simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation in the cyclosporine era. Transplant Proc 26: 2525-7, 1994   

Rook AH, Jaworsky C, Nguyen T, Grossman RA, Wolfe JT, Witmer WK, Kligman AM: Beneficial effect of low dose systemic retinoid in combination with topical tretinoin for the treatment and prophylaxis of premalignant and malignant skin lesions in renal transplant recipients. Transplantation 59: 714-719, 1995

Feldman HI, Fazio I, Roth D, Berlin JA, Brayman K, Burns JE, and Grossman RA: Recipient body size and cadaveric allograft survival. J Am Soc Nephrol 7: 151-57, 1996

Wolfe JT, Tomaszewski JE, Grossman RA, Gottlieb SL, Naji A, Brayman KL, Kobrin SM, Rook AH: Reversal of acute renal allograft rejection by extracorporeal photophoresis: a case presentation and review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Apheresis 11: 36-41, 1996

Feldman HI, Gayner R, Berlin JA, Roth DA, Silibovsky R, Kushner S, Brayman KL, Burns JE, Kobrin SM, Friedman AL, Grossman RA: Delayed function reduces renal allograft survival independent of acute rejection. Nephrology Dialysis,Transplantation 11: 1306-13, 1996

Weber M, Ketchum RJ, Sellers M, Aradhye S, Deng S, Grossman R, Shaw L, Najy A, Barker C, Brayman KL: Single Center analysis of mycophenolate mofetil and Neoral/prednisone therapy for prophylaxis of rejection in African-American and Caucasian transplant recipients. Transplantation Proceedings 29: 338-9, 1997

Mange KC, Scheff A, Brayman K, Mozley D, Grossman RA, Naji A, Aradhye S: Focal acute tubular necrosis in a renal allograft. Transplantation 64: 1490-2, 1997

Aradhye S, Grossman RA: Emotionally-related kidney donation: an underutilized resource. Seminars in Dialysis 10:248-49, 1997

Feldman HI, Burns JE, Roth DA, Berlin JA, Szczech L, Gayner R, Kushner S, Brayman KL, Grossman RA: Race and delayed kidney allograft function. Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation 13: 704-10, 1998

Grossman RA: Care of the renal transplant recipient: a field guide for the generalist. Disease-A-Month 44: 269-82, 1998

Shaw LM, Korecka M, Aradhye S, Grossman R, Barker C, Naji A,Brayman KL: Scientific principles for mycophenolic acid therapeutic drug monitoring. Transplantation Proceedings 30: 2234-6, 1998

Kalluri R, Torre A, Shield CF, Zamborsky ED, Werner MC, Suchin E, Wolf G, Helmchen UM, van den Heuvel LP, Grossman R, Aradhye S, Neilson EG: Identification of alpha 3, alpha 4, and alpha 5 chains of type IV collagen al alloantigens for Alport posttransplant anti-glomerular basement membrane antibodies. Translantation 69: 679-83, 2000

Shaw LM, Korecka M, Aradhye S, Grossman R, Bayer L, Innes C, Cucciara A, Barker C, Naji A, Nicholls A: Mycophenolic acid area under the curve values in African American and Caucasian renal transplant patients are comparable. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 40: 624-33, 2000    

Velidedeoglu E, Williams N, Brayman KL, Desai NM, Campos L, Palanjian M, Wocjik M, Bloom R, Grossman R, Mange K, Buyske J, Barker CF, Naji A, Markmann JF: Surgical options for live-donor nephrectomy. Transplantation Proceedings 33: 3789-90, 2001

Israni A, Brozena S, Pankewycz O, Grossman R, Bloom R: Conversion to tacrolimus for cyclosporine-associated nephrotoxicity in heart transplant recipients. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 39: E16, 2002.

Bloom R, Rao V, Weng F, Grossman RA, Cohen D, Mange K: Association of hepatitis C with posttransplant diabetes in renal transplant recipients on tacrolimus. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 13: 1374-80, 2002.

Velidedeoglu E, Williams N, Brayman KL, Desai NM, Campos L, Palanjian M, Wocjik M, Bloom R, Grossman RA, Mange K, Barker CF, Naji A, Markmann JF: Comparison of open, laparoscopic, and hand assisted approaches to live-donor nephrectomy. Transplantation 74: 169-72, 2002.

Tsai DE, Neary M, Hardy CL, Tomaszewski JE, Kotloff RM, Grossman RA, Olthoff KM, Stadtmauer EA, PorterDE, Schuster SJ, Luger SM, Hodinka RL: Use of EBV PCR for the diagnosis and monitoring of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder in adult solid organ transplant patients. American Journal of Transplantation 2: 956-54, 2002.

Sellers MT, Velidedeoglu E, Bloom RD, Grossman RA, Markmann JW, Naji A, Frank AM, Kass AB, Nathan HM, Hasz RD, Abrams JD, Markmann, JF: Expanded-criteria donor kidneys: a single-center clinical and short-term financial analysis—cause of concern in retransplantation. Transplantation 78: 1670-1675, 2004.

Doyle AM, Warburton KM, Goral S, Blumberg E, Grossman RA, Bloom, RD: 24-week oral ganciclovir prophylaxis in kidney recipients is associated with reduced s;ymptomatic cytomegalovirus disease compared to a 12 week course. Transplantation 81: 1106-1111, 2006

Reese P, Oyedeji A, Grossman R: Race and living kidney donors-Letter. Transplantation 83: 1139, 2007


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