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Daniel Soffer

Daniel E. Soffer MD, FNLA, FACP

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Translational Medicine and Human Genetics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dr. Soffer is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a clinical lipid specialist whose focus is Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine and General Internal Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Clinical Lipidology, and Fellow of the National Lipid Association (NLA) and American College of Physicians (ACP) and Member of the Academy of Master Clinicians at Penn Medicine.

Dr. Soffer is a full-time clinician who is dedicated to education about the impact of atherosclerosis on individuals, the community, and society, and the role of lipids and lipoproteins in this process, along with a special interest in inherited disorders of lipids and lipoproteins. His approach to education is to translate complex science into legible clear language and images that do not require advanced education to understand.

He is involved in multiple education activities at the University of Pennsylvania, the National Lipid Association (NLA), the Philadelphia Lipid and Atherosclerosis Club (PLAC), and commercial continuing medical education as well. He is involved with multiple NLA activities including leadership, administration, education, meeting planning, and editing. He is Past President (2018/2019) of the Northeast Chapter of the NLA (NELA) and he was co-editor of the NLA journal, LipidSpin (2015-2020). He is co-Director of the Foundations of Lipidology course for the NLA and he is the NLA Practice Management Council Chair. He is also the co-director of the Philadelphia Lipid and Atherosclerosis Club (PLAC). In addition to clinical medicine, teaching, writing, and editing, he also participates as an investigator in ongoing clinical research with lipid-modifying pharmacotherapies.

He earned BA and MD from the University of Pennsylvania and Internal Medicine residency was completed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and has practiced his entire career (since 1997) at Penn.

Dan has been married to Gwen since 1990 and they have three grown children together, Maddie, Ben, and Joe.