Photo of Melanie Rita Goldfarb

Melanie R. Goldfarb

Languages: Spanish, Hebrew, English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Goldfarb (M.D., M.Sc., FACS, FACE ) is a fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon specializing in minimal access surgery for thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and neuroendocrine tumors. She is the Director of the Endocrine Tumor Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute and Providence Saint John’s Health Center and an assistant professor of surgery. Dr Goldfarb is a graduate of Brown University and completed her surgery training at Beth Israel Deaconess (Harvard Medical School) followed by a fellowship at the University of Miami. In her first few years in practice, Dr Goldfarb received young-investigator grants from the Children's Oncology Group and USC, and young investigator awards from SWOG and Critical Mass (Young Adult Cancer group). With already over 40 peer-reviewed papers, her personal research focuses on endocrine tumors, secondary malignancies, thyroid ultrasound, health care disparities, AYA cancer, and cancer survivorship. Dr. Goldfarb serves on committees for the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the American Thyroid Association, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, the Society for Surgical Oncology and the Association for Women Surgeons. Dr. Goldfarb believes in the importance of a multidisciplinary, team-based and personalized approach for the treatment of all endocrine tumors. Every patient receives a personalized treatment plan, created together with the patient and physicians.
University Of Illinois At Chicago College Of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Medical School), Boston, MA
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Medical School), Boston, MA
University Of Miami Leonard M. Miller School Of Medicine, Miami, FL
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered CA HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Preferred Provider Organization
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Blue Shield of CA POS/EPO
  • Blue Shield of CA Preferred Provider Organization
  • Cigna POS/EPO
  • Cigna Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Coventry Integrated Network PPO
  • Galaxy PPO
  • Health Net Covered CA PPO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • LA Care Covered CA HMO
  • Medicare
  • Motion Picture Health/Writers Guild
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • TriCare PPO
  • United Healthcare EPO
  • United Healthcare POS
  • United Healthcare PPO
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Adrenal Mass Non-Malignant
  • Adrenal Neoplasm
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Conn Syndrome
  • Cushing Disease
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Neck Lymph Nodes
  • Neck Mass
  • Paraganglioma
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pediatric Oncology, Adolescent And Young Adult Cancer (And Oncology)
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Surgery

Parathyroid carcinoma in more than 1,000 patients: A population-level analysis.
Sadler C, Gow KW, Beierle EA, Doski JJ, Langer M, Nuchtern JG, Vasudevan SA, Goldfarb M. Parathyroid carcinoma in more than 1,000 patients: a population-level analysis. Surgery 2014;156:1622-1630.

Read full publication ›

2200 Santa Monica Boulevard Suite 121
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 315-6113
Endocrine Tumor Program
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 315-6113
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center