Dr. James A. Groff, D.O., FACOI


  • Albright College – B.S.
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – D.O.
  • Community General Osteopathic Hospital – Internal Medicine Residency
  • Milton S. Hershey Medical Center – Renal Fellowship


  • American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (1994, recertified in 2014)
  • American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine, subspecialty Nephrology (1996, recertified in 2016)
  • Advance Cardiac Life Support (2011)
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Diplomat of the National Board of Osteopathic Medicine

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow of American College of Osteopathic Internists (2004)
  • Pinnacle Hospital Academic Teaching Award (1999-2000)
  • Pinnacle Hospital Clinical Teaching Award (1999-2000)
  • Preceptorship Program for Nephrology Fellows: West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Preceptor: Jack W. Coburn, M.D. (1999)
  • Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Class of 1999 Pennsylvania College of Medicine (1999)
  • Annual Teaching Award, Class of 1999 Pennsylvania College of Medicine Residents (1997)
  • Distinguished Physician Award for Excellence in Housestaff Teaching, Internal Medicine Residents (1997)
  • Outstanding Contribution to Medical Education – Community General Osteopathic Hospital (1994)
  • William L. Martz, D.O. Memorial Award: Excellence in General Medicine (1992)

Professional Societies

  • National Kidney Association
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • American College of Osteopathic Internists
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Central Pennsylvania Kidney Foundation – Board of Directors
  • Kidney Foundation Board (1999-2004) 

Dr. Groff is the Managing Partner of Hypertension and Kidney Specialists.

Dr. Groff is passionate about teaching medical students and residents and is an adjunct faculty member at Penn State Hershey Medical Center where he continues to teach medical students. He actively participates in the LG Health educational programs.

He enjoys outdoor physical fitness and continues to be an avid runner. He is especially proud of his children and looks forward to spending time with them as they achieve their academic milestones and personal goals. Dr. Groff enjoys exploring the Chesapeake Bay area, traveling with his wife to new destinations.

Dr. Groff believes “to be a physician is to be a teacher and perpetual student.”