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Stephen Arnoff


Lleras Armando Samuels, MD, FACP


Professor, Medicine

Telephone:  215-707-3381

FAX: 215-707-4148

Email: ll.armando.samuels@temple.edu


Department of Medicine, Section of Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation


Educational Background:


BS, Science, Abel Bravo College, Colon, Republic of Panama, 1971


Pre-Medicine, University of Panama, Panama City, Republic of Panama, 1974


MD, University of Panama School of Medicine, Panama City, Republic of Panama, 1978


Rotating Internship, Social Security Metropolitan Hospital and Amador Guerrero Hospital, Republic of Panama, 1978-1980


Residency in Internal Medicine, Amador Guerrero Hospital, Republic of Panama, 1980-1983


Residency in Internal Medicine, St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, MD (affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital, Chief Resident 1992-93), 1990-1993


Fellowship, Nephrology, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1993-1996

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clinical Interests:

  • Kidney diseases
  • Hypertension
  • Critical care nephrology
  • Hemodialysis

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board certification(s):

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1993
  • American Board of Nephrology, 1997

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professional affiliations:

  • American College of Physicians, 1998-present
  • American Society of Nephrology, 1998-present
  • International Society of Nephrology, 1998-present
  • Society of Ibero Latin American Professionals, Board of Directors, 1999-present
  • Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania, 2000-present
  • Society of Ibero Latin American Medical Professionals, Secretary, 2002-present
  • Renal Advisory State Board, Pennsylvania, 2004-present
  • American College of Physicians, elected to Fellowship, 2005-present

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research interests:

  • Natural history of renal function in heart transplant patients
  • Hepatitis C in intercity dialysis units
  • Renal functions in heart transplant patients

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Allgren, R.L., Marbury, T.C., Rahman, S.N., Weisberg, L.S., Fenves, A.Z., Lafayette, R.A., Sweet, R.M., Genter, F.C., Kurnik, B.R.C., Conger, J.D., Sayegh, M.H., (Samuels, L.A., participant for the Auriculun Anaritide Acute Renal Failure Study Group).  Anaritide in acute tubular necrosis.  New England Journal of Medicine, 336:828-834, 1997.


Hansson, L., Zanchetti, A., Carruthers, S.G., Dahlof, B., Elmfeldt, D., Julius S., Menard, J., Rahn, K.H., Wedel H., Westerling S., (Samuels, L.A., participant for the HOT study group).  Effects of intensive blood pressure lowering and low-dose aspirin in patients with hypertension:  principal results of the Hypertension Optimal Treatment (HOT) randomized trial.  The Lancet, 351:1755-1762; 1748-1749, 1998.


Nsah, E.N., Samuels, L.A., Grippo, V., Gillilian, R.E.  Atrial myxomas revisited:  A twenty year clinic on echocardiographic experience in a community teaching hospital.  Intercontinental Cardiology. 




Chapter:  Critical Care Study Guide.  Samuels, LA, Criner, G, D’Alonzo, G.  2001 pp 693-706. (This book was recently named as Outstanding by Critical Care Medicine Journal 2003, Vol. 31, No.2.)


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