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Michael A Goldfarb MD

Michael A Goldfarb MD

Primary Specialties
  • Surgery-Breast
  • Surgery-General
  • Surgery-Minimally Invasive
  • Affiliations
    Monmouth Medical Center

    Primary Office

    Address:
    Michael Goldfarb, MD
    48 Pavilion Ave
    Long Branch, NJ 07740
    Fax:
    (732) 870-6061
    Web Page:
    www.drgoldfarbsurgery.com

    Physician Information

    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.

    Experience & Education

    Medical Education: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1967

    Residency: Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY, 1972

    Clinical Interests

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

    Accepted Health Plans

    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.
    • Barnabas Employee Health Plan
    • Federal Blue Cross PPO
    • HMO Blue - Medicare Blue
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Horizon Managed Care
    • Horizon PPO
    • Horizon Traditional/Indemnity
    • Medicare
    • Qualcare
    • Railroad Medicare

    Publications

    Title: Comparison of the Water Jet With the Conventional Bulb Syringe in Contaminated Wound Irrigation
    Authors: M. Goldfarb, W. Sacco
    Publisher: Report to the General Surgeon
    Date: March 1972
    Title: Liquid Crystal Assessment of Burns
    Authors: M. Goldfarb
    Publisher: Report to the General Surgeon
    Date: April 1973
    Title: A Prognostic Index in Critical Care Medicine
    Authors: M. Goldfarb, W. Sacco
    Publisher: Edgewood Arsenal Technical Report
    Date: August 1973
    Title: Protective Garments for Public Officials
    Authors: M. Goldfarb
    Publisher: Edgewood Arsenal Technical Report
    Date: September 1973
    Issue: LWL-TR-30B73
    Description:
    Title: A Simple Respiratory Guide of Resporatory Therapy in the Trauma Patient
    Authors: M. Goldfarb, W. Sacco
    Publisher: Proceedings of the First International Joint Conference on Pattern Recognition
    Date: October 1973
    Title: Application of Pattern Recognition to Trauma Studies
    Authors: W.Sacco, M.Goldfarb
    Publisher: Journal of Trauma
    Date: January 1974
    Issue: 14: 1029
    Description: Article
    Title: Tracking Respiratory Therapy in the Trauma Patient
    Authors: M.Goldfarb, T.Ciurej, T.McAslan, W.Sacco, M.Weinstein, R.Cowley
    Publisher: American Journal of Surgery
    Date: March 1975
    Issue: 129: 255
    Description: Article
    Title: Two Prognostic Indices for the Trauma Patient
    Authors: M.Goldfarb, W.Sacco
    Publisher: Computers in Biology and Medicine
    Date: January 1977
    Issue: 7; 21-25
    Description: Article
    Title: Application of Two Prognostic Indices in Critically Ill Patients
    Authors: M.Goldfarb, W.Sacco
    Publisher: American Review of Respiratory Diseases
    Date: April 1977
    Issue: Vol 115
    Description: Article
    Title: Reinserting a G-Tube
    Authors: J.Chuback, M.Goldfarb
    Publisher: Contemporary Surgery
    Date: January 1997
    Issue: Vol 50, No.1
    Description: Article
    Title: Groin Laparoscopy in Pediatric Patients with Clinical Unilateral Inguinal Hernia: An Improved Technique Using the Bronchoscope
    Authors: S.Saad, M.Goldfarb, D. Danikas
    Publisher: Pediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques
    Date: January 1999
    Issue: Vol. 3 Number 2
    Description: Article
    Title: Absent P53 Protein in Colorectal Tumor Cells Reflects Poor Survival
    Authors: K.Mehta, M.Goldfarb, L.Zinterhofer
    Publisher: The Journal of Applied Research
    Date: September 2002
    Issue: Volume 2, Number 3
    Description: Article
    Title: Role of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in the Management of Suspected Choledocholithiasis
    Authors: S.Sharma, K.Larson, M.Adler, M.Goldfarb
    Publisher: Surgical Endoscopy
    Date: June 2003
    Issue: Volume 17, Number 6
    Description: Article
    Title: Reducing Medication Errors in a Surgical Residentcy Training Program
    Authors: K.Larson, E.Wiggins, M.Goldfarb
    Publisher: The American Surgeon
    Date: May 2004
    Issue: Number 5
    Description: Article
    Title: Oncologic and Aesthetic Results Following Breast-Conserving Therapy with 0.5 cm margins in 100 Consecutive Patients
    Authors: G.Fedorcik, R.Sachs, M.Goldfarb
    Publisher: The Breast Journal
    Date: January 2006
    Issue: Volume 12, Number 3, pg 208-211
    Description: Article
    Title: Inadvertent Enterotomy in Minimally Invasive Abdominal Surgery
    Authors: S.Binenbaum, M.Goldfarb
    Publisher: The Journal of Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
    Date: January 2006
    Issue: 10: pg 336-340
    Description: Article
    Title: An Eight Year Analysis of Surgical Morbidity and Mortality: Data and Solutions
    Authors: M.Goldfarb, T.Baker
    Publisher: The American Surgeon
    Date: January 2006
    Issue: Volume 72, Number 11, pg 1070-1081
    Description: Article
    Title: Preoperative Myocardial Infarction and Risk of Death With and Without Pre Operative Beta Blockers
    Authors: M.Goldfarb, M.Caveretta, T.Baker
    Publisher: The American Surgeon
    Date: November 2007
    Issue: Volume 73, Number 73, pg 1166-1168
    Description: Article
    Title: Intestinal Obstruction and Ileus: Role of CT in Diagnosis and Management
    Authors: V.Sebastian, M.Goldfarb, T.Baker
    Publisher: The American Surgeon
    Date: December 2007
    Issue: Volume 73, Number 12, pg 1210-1214
    Description: Article
    Title: One Order of Improved Patient Safety, Hold the Bureaucracy
    Authors: R.Frei, M.Goldfarb
    Publisher: General Surgery News
    Date: May 2005
    Issue: Volume 32, Number 5
    Description: Article
    Title: When is Open Surgery Unethical? Apply the "Family" Standard
    Authors: M.Goldfarb
    Publisher: General Surgery News
    Date: May 2006
    Issue: pg 27-28
    Description: Editorial
    Title: So You Think You Have An Invention?
    Authors: M.Goldfarb
    Publisher: General Surgery News
    Date: September 2007
    Issue: pg 42-43
    Description: Editorial
    Title: In High Definition: Experience With Surgical Video
    Authors: M.Goldfarb
    Publisher: Technology Review in General Surgery News
    Date: April 2008
    Issue: Volume 35, Number 4 pg 33-34
    Description: Article
    Title: VATS Intraoperative Tattooing to Facilitate Solitary Pulmonary Nodule Resection
    Authors: L.Willekes, M.Goldfarb
    Publisher: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Date: January 2008
    Issue: 3:13
    Description: Article
    Title: When Should A Surgical Resident Call an Attending Surgeon?
    Authors: A.Silverman, M.Goldfarb
    Publisher: Journal of Surgical Education
    Date: May 2008
    Issue: Volume 65, Number 3
    Description: Article
    Title: Ethics and Laparoscopy-Concert or Concert
    Authors: M.Goldfarb
    Publisher: Cine-Med Inc
    Date: January 2008
    Issue: Professionalism and Ethics in a Surgical Practice
    Description: Book Chapter
    Title: A Prognostic Index of Servere Trauma
    Authors: M. Goldfarb, R. Cowley, W. Sacco
    Publisher: Technical Report EB-TR-7306
    Date: May 1974
    Title: A Method for Soft Body Armor Evaluation: Medical Assessment
    Authors: M. Goldfarb, M. Weinstein
    Publisher: Edgewood Arsenal Technical Report EB-TR-74073
    Date: January 1975
    Title: Surgical Resident Bedside Rescue Successes
    Authors: M. Goldfarb, M. Cavaretta
    Publisher: Journal of Surgical Education
    Date: March/April 2010
    Issue: 67(2): 95-105
    Title: Unraveling the Health Care Bill-Access Denied
    Authors: M. Goldfarb
    Publisher: General Surgery News
    Date: May 2010
    Title: A Novel Concept: Recognizing Surgeons' Successes
    Authors: M. Goldfarb
    Publisher: General Surgery News
    Date: April 2011
    Title: Ten Year Review of Groin Laparoscopy in 1001 Pediatric Patients with Clinical Unilateral Inguinal Hernia: An Improved Technique with Transhernia Multiple channel Scope
    Authors: S. Saad, J. Mansson, M. Goldfarb
    Publisher: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
    Date: May 2011
    Issue: 46(5):793-1022
    Title: Surgical Site Infections-Incidence and Trends at a Community Hospital
    Authors: M. Goldfarb, D. Kassavin
    Publisher: The American Surgeon
    Date: June 2011
    Issue: 201(6):749-753
    Title: Treatment and Outcomes of Iatrogenic Colon Perforations at a Community Teaching Hospital
    Authors: M. Goldfarb, G. Matheroo
    Publisher: The American Surgeon
    Date: September 2012
    Issue: 78:975-978
    Title: The Combined Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors and Antibiotics as Risk Factor for Clostrium Difficile Infection
    Authors: D. Kassavin, D. Pham, L. Pascarella, M. Goldfarb
    Publisher: Healthcare Infection
    Date: April 2013
    Issue: 18:776-79
    Title: Totally Laparoscopic Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer
    Authors: A. Theodorus, F. Borao, M. Goldfarb
    Publisher: Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
    Date: 2013
    Issue: 17:607-614
    Title: Hostile Abdomen Index Risk Stratification and Laparoscopic Complications
    Authors: M. Goldfarb, B. Protyniak, M. Schulthies
    Publisher: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
    Date: January/February 2014
    Issue: 18(1)
    Title: The Elephant in the OR
    Authors: M. Goldfarb
    Publisher: General Surgery News
    Date: May 2014