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
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
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.