Stanley Goldfarb, MD

Board Chair

Dr. Stanley Goldfarb is board chairman of Do No Harm. He has had a long career in academic medicine as a Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. During that career, Dr. Goldfarb was funded by the National Institutes of Health to conduct research in the mechanism of kidney disease. Dr. Goldfarb has published over 100 articles in peer reviewed medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Investigation. He has also published over 150 invited reviews and commentaries. He has served on a number of editorial boards of important medical journals such as the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the journal Diabetes, and as Editor in Chief of the journal NephSAP, published by the American Society of Nephrology. Dr. Goldfarb has also been active in the world of medical education as the Associate Dean for Curriculum at the Perelman School of Medicine at Penn.

Dr. Goldfarb helped found Do No Harm after publication of his book, Take Two Aspirin and Call Me By My Pronouns: a call to action to eliminate discriminatory practices in healthcare, including elevating diversity above meritocracy in the admission of students to medical school and the hiring of faculty members. As chairman of Do No Harm, Dr. Goldfarb has been published widely in various periodicals including the Wall Street Journal, City Journal, The New York Post, and The Free Press on the threats to medical education and medical care in the United States posed by introduction of critical race theory into these enterprises.

In addition, Do No Harm has been at the forefront of organizations combating the experimental treatment of children and adolescents with so-called “gender affirming care” in the absence of scientific evidence showing its efficacy. Do No Harm is committed to the welfare and safety of these children by demanding that healthcare institutions follow the science and severely restrict this potentially harmful form of treatment.

Authored Content

Op-Ed

  • May 21, 2024

Do No Harm Under Duress

Although progressive leftists have pretty much pirouetted from their love affair with Communist Russia in favor of close comradeship with various Middle Eastern terrorist groups, it’s worth reminding them of…

Op-Ed

  • March 18, 2024

Ban DEI Quackery in Medical Schools

The ideology of “diversity, equity and inclusion” is dangerous everywhere, but especially in medical education. Its influence has become entrenched nationwide. Accrediting institutions are pushing all of America’s 158 accredited…

Op-Ed

  • March 7, 2024

Goldfarb: Put Patients First, Politics Last

Johns Hopkins Health System chief diversity officer Sherita Golden recently ignited a firestorm when she sent an email claiming that all whites, heterosexuals, and Christians benefit from privilege. While that…

Media Mention, Video

  • November 28, 2023

Alarming report shows antisemitism soaring in US medicine

Do No Harm board chair Dr. Stanley Goldfarb joins ‘America’s Newsroom’ to discuss his organization’s report that found identity politics have been adopted by U.S. medicine and resulted in a…

Op-Ed

  • November 28, 2023

Goldfarb: CRT Fuels Campus Anti-Semitism

Conventional wisdom holds that the current outpouring of anti-Semitism on college campuses is just the latest outburst of an ancient hatred. There’s no doubt that hatred of Jews has a…

Op-Ed

  • November 21, 2023

‘DEI’ Is an Enemy of Free Speech, Not a Friend

How do you know when the good guys are winning? When the bad guys start denying what they’re really doing. Such is the case with the most ardent defenders of “diversity,…

Op-Ed

  • November 2, 2023

How DEI Inspires Jew Hatred

Hell hath no fury like a donor scorned.  In recent days, a generous supporters have withdrawn or threatened to withdraw financial support from the University of Pennsylvania, where…

Op-Ed

  • September 1, 2023

Medical Doctors, or Social Workers?

Can your doctor cure poverty? How about homelessness? Food insecurity? For that matter, does your doctor treat the legacy of slavery and racial discrimination?…

Op-Ed

  • June 28, 2023

Medical Education Is Infected with DEI

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

A few months ago, I was summarily fired as an editor-in-chief of the kidney section of the most widely used medical reference. UpToDate is used by tens of thousands of physicians…

Op-Ed

  • June 15, 2023

Cancel Culture Comes for Philly’s Weirdest Museum

Is a 9-foot human colon a symbol of colonialism? Don’t laugh. That question threatens to destroy a beloved and bizarre institution in Philadelphia. The Mütter Museum has housed medical oddities…

Podcast

  • March 2, 2023

S1E9: Standing Up Against Woke Ideology

Dr. Stanley Goldfarb and Benita Cotton-Orr discuss the role of government in implementing a woke approach in healthcare. Despite the federal bureaucracy’s embrace of woke ideology, they see hope in…