Dr. Selasie Goka’s  interest in global health stemmed initially from a desire to see improvement in healthcare available to children in her native Ghana. She is excited for opportunities to use her training, knowledge and skills as a pediatric nephrologist for the care of children with kidney disease around the world. She is also interested in playing a role in refugee health.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - Sidney Kimmel Medical College/DuPont Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - Sidney Kimmel Medical College/DuPont Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatric Nephrology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Departments and Services




Goka, S., Copelovitch, L. & Levy Erez, D. Long-term outcome among females with Alport syndrome from a single pediatric center. Pediatr Nephrol (2020).

Goka SQ, Copelovitch L. Medical Expulsive Therapy for Urinary Stone Disease in Children. Indian Pediatr. 2020 Aug 7:S097475591600226. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32788428.

Goka, S.Q and Copelovitch, L.Preventionof Recurrent Urinary Stone Disease.Current Opinion in Pediatrics.  2020 Apr;32(2):295-299.


Kim M, Song L, Moon J, Sun ZY, Bershteyn A, Hanson M, Cain D, Goka S, Kelsoe G, Wagner G, Irvine D, Reinherz EL. Immunogenicity of membrane-bound HIV-1 gp41 membrane-proximal external region (MPER) segments is dominated by residue accessibility and modulated by stereochemistry. J Biol Chem. 2013 Nov 1;288(44):31888-901. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M113.494609. Epub 2013 Sep 18.

Posters and Presentations


Goka, S.Q; Copelovitch L and Levy Erez D. Description of Alport disease in female children and adolescents. American Society of Nephrology, Kidney Week, Washington D.C.  2019.

Goka, S.Q and Pradhan, M. Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder in a Pediatric Transplant Patient. Renal Research Institute, New Orleans, LA 2019 and CHOP-HUP Research Day, Philadelphia, PA 2019.

Awards and Honors

2017, Resident Humanitarian Award, Jefferson Medical College
2010, Sarah Perry Wood Medical Fellowship, Wellesley College

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2020-present, Ghana Kidney Association