Long Branch, NJ – Michael A. Goldfarb, M.D., FACS, chairman and program director of the department of surgery at Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, 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.
Headquartered in Morristown, N.J., the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons consists of surgeons dedicated to advancing the highest standards of excellence in patient care, through the education of health professionals and the public, and by supporting research and surgical training programs in the state. It advocates at the state and national levels on behalf of surgeons and their patients.
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. 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 now Professor of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine.
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, New York. Hi s 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.
About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with the Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation’s largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org.
January 30, 2012
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