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Michael A Goldfarb MD

Michael A. Goldfarb, MD

  • Surgery-Breast | Surgery-Minimally Invasive
Languages Spoken English, French
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    Michael A. Goldfarb MD was graduated from the New York University School of Medicine and then completed a general surgical residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. He then served as a Major in the United States Army as Surgical Director of Wound Ballistics. He helped develop Kevlar body armor and established today's standard for bullet proof body armor.

    In 1974 he entered private practice at Monmouth Medical Center, and was immersed in resident and medical student teaching. In 2000 he became full time Chairman and Program Director of the Department of Surgery, for the following fourteen years. He is also the recent past President of the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, and past President of the Society of Surgeons of New Jersey. Dr. Goldfarb is a founding member of the American Trauma Society, a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the Association of Program Directors. He has been recognized by, The "Best Doctors in America," "Guide to America's Top Surgeons," The Best Doctors in the New York Metro Area," "Top Doctors in New Jersey," and the New Jersey Senate Resolution for "Inspired and Effective Surgical Leadership Service"'

    Dr. Goldfarb is a Professor of Surgery, conferred by Drexel University College of Medicine. Since 1974. He also has served as Medical Director of Monmouth's Cranmer Ambulatory Surgery Center and Surgical Coordinator of the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth. He is one of the founders of the Wilentz Center and was on the Board of Trustees for ten years.

    In 1998 he began the clinical trial of intra-dermal injection for sentinel node biopsy, for breast cancer. Dr. Goldfarb has successfully implemented operative decision pathways for the breast surgeons through a multidisciplinary conference, that has been model for other hospitals.

    Dr. Goldfarb created a Departmental data base program utilized for the past 16 years. The program has recorded complications and outcomes and has remedied process changes that has led to MMC's lowest surgical mortality in New Jersey for the past eight years. The research has been published, presented nationally and internationally and implemented at several hospitals.

    In 2013 he was given the Drexel University College of Medicine Award, "For setting an outstanding standard of skill and commitment in the clinical care of Patients. "In 2013 he was also presented, "The Foundation of the New Jersey State Nurses Association Apple Award."

    In 2014 he was appointed as a Governor of the American College of Surgeons.

    Clinical Expertise

    Surgery-Breast, Surgery-General, Surgery-Minimally Invasive

    Clinical Interests

    Surgery- Soft Tissue Tumors Surgery-Skin cancers Surgery-Hernias

  • Medical School

    New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1967


    Beth Israel Medical Center, NY, NY


    Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY, 1972

  • Insurance

    Accepted Health Plan information is only as accurate as the most current information submitted. Prior to your appointment, it is advisable to verify with a physician office that they are still a participating provider.

    • Blue Cross/Blue Shield NJ
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Blue
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    • Medicare
    • Oxford
    • Railroad Medicare
    Insurance ID Numbers

    Blue Cross/Blue Shield NJ,Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Blue,Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO,Horizon BlueCross/BlueShield of NJ,Medicare,New Jersey Carpenters Health Fund (B),Oxford,Railroad Medicare,United Healthcare