High School: Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY
Undergraduate College: Johns Hopkins University, BA: Biology, Magna Cum Laude
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Nephrology Fellowship: New York University Medical Center
National Board of Medical Examiners
Board Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine
Designated Specialist in Clinical Hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension
Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
Executive Committee: Medical & Dental Staff, Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center Critical Care
Committee: Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center
Critical Care Nephrology Committee: Penn Medicine
2018-2021 Top Doctor – New Jersey Monthly
2004-2007, 2010, 2012-2015, 2017 and 2019 Rutgers-RWJMS Volunteer Faculty Teacher Award
2012 - University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro - Teacher of the Year
2007 - Induction into AOA as a Faculty Member
2004-2005 – “Co-Teacher of the Year”, Medical House-staff, Rutgers-RWJMS
2006-2007 - Saint Peter's University Hospital Volunteer Faculty Teacher Award
2005 - Designated as a Specialist in Clinical Hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension
2002-2003 – Fellow Teacher of the Year, medical house-staff, NYU Medical Center
2000- 2001 - “Medical Resident Teacher of the Year”, LI Jewish Medical Center
1994 - Golden Key National Honor Society
1993 - Phi Beta Kappa
1992 - Howard Hughes Research Fellowship
1989 - Captain and MVP of the US Junior Olympic Men’s Volleyball Team
Altitude Trial: multi-national, placebo-controlled RCT of Aliskiren in the treatment of diabetic nephropathy, 2008-2012.
Pyridorin Trial: multi-national, placebo-controlled RCT of Pyridorin in the treatment of diabetic nephropathy. 2008-2009.
The Validation and Refinement of a Multicompartmental Model for the Analysis of Magnetic Resonance Renography. Divisions of Nephrology and Radiology, NYU, Baldwin, D, Goldfarb, D, Lee, V., 2003.
Effects of Oxidation on Immunoglobulin G’s Ability to Bind Macrophage Fc Receptors in Hemodialysis Patients, Division of Nephrology, LIJMC, Mattana, J. 2001
Concordance of Real-Time Versus Video Flouroscopic Swallowing Analysis, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Palmer, J. 1995.
Enzymatic Characterization and Sequencing of the Vibrio Furnissii Chitinase Gene, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Roseman, S. 1993-1994.
Isolation, Characterization and Sequencing of the Human Gamma Amino Butyric Acid Receptor Gene., Department of Medicine, State University of New York, Downstate Hospital. Janescko, R. 1989.
Goglia AG, Makar M, Vanuitert, Finkielstein V. Temporal Arteritis and Vision Loss in Microscopic Polyangiitis: A Case Report and Literature Review Case reports in Nephrology Vol 2020.
Finkielstein V. and Goldfarb, D. Strategies for Preventing Calcium Oxalate Stones. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2006; 174: 1407-1409.
Imaging in Chronic Kidney Disease: Running Out of Options. NJ ACP Poster Winner. 2008
Light Chain Deposition Disease: A Heavy Burden for One Young Man. NJ ACP poster. 2007
Late-Onset Gitelman’s Syndrome: An unusual cause of ACS. NJ ACP Poster. 2004
Single Kidney GFR Based on Dynamic Contrast MRI and a Multi-compartmental Model. ASN Poster Presentation. 2003