Michael A. Goldfarb, M.D., FACS, Chairman and Program Director of the Department of Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center, was recently named President-Elect of the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (NJ-ACS). A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Goldfarb most recently served as vice-president.
Prior to taking on the role of Chairman and Program Director of the Department of Surgery at Monmouth in 2000, Dr. Goldfarb was the Associate Program Director for the Surgical Residency Program at Monmouth Medical Center, which trains 21 surgical residents and is detailed on the Web site mmcsurgery.com. He also serves 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.
An attending surgeon at Monmouth Medical Center since 1974, he was also an Associate Professor of Surgery at Monmouth's former teaching affiliate, MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia and is now Professor of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine, as it is now known.
In addition to his participation with the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Goldfarb is a founding member of the American Trauma Society and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is a member of the New Jersey Society of Surgeons, the Society of Breast Surgeons, and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and he has served on the Board of Trustees for Monmouth Medical Center.
Dr. Goldfarb received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center, N.Y. His latest research has gravitated toward outcome studies of morbidity and mortality resulting in patient management systems and individual changes that improve patient safety and reduce costs.
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