Melanie Goldfarb

Melanie Goldfarb, MD

Endocrine Surgery

Accepting New Patients

About Melanie Goldfarb, MD 

Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Melanie R. Goldfarb (MD, M.Sc., FACS, FACE) is an endocrine surgeon specializing in minimal access surgery for adrenal tumors, thyroid, parathyroid, and neck ultrasound, thyroid biopsy, and radiofrequency ablation. She is the founding Director of the Center for Endocrine Tumors, a “one-stop-shop” for thyroid/parathyroid ultrasound and biopsy with same-day imaging and results where every patient receives a personalized treatment plan that is a collaboration created together with the patient and physician. Dr. Goldfarb is a leader in her field and has authored over 75 publications and received numerous grants. She is also one of the first physicians on the west coast to offer radio-frequency ablation of thyroid nodules in her office.  

Dr. Goldfarb graduated from Brown University and earned her medical degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in surgical training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Harvard Medical School in Boston, followed by a fellowship in endocrine surgery at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.  

She is on the editorial board of the medical journal “Thyroid.” She serves on committees for several associations, including the American Thyroid Association, the Society for Surgical Oncology, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, and the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. She is also a member of several other professional associations, including the Endocrine Society, American Society for Clinical Oncology, Western Surgical Association, Pacific Coast Surgical Association, American College of Surgeons, and the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons.  

Dr. Goldfarb focuses her personal research on endocrine tumors, thyroid ultrasound, secondary malignancies, cancer survivorship, and adolescent and young adult thyroid cancer.  

Medical Service

Surgical Specialties

Locations

2121 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Education

Medical School
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Internship
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Medical School), Boston, MA

Residency
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Medical School), Boston, MA

Fellowship
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Languages

Hebrew
Spanish

Reviews

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  • 4.7
  • 210 Reviews
  • 141 Comments
  • 5
06/05/2024

Dr Goldfarb was excellent!

Providence Patient
  • 5
06/03/2024

Dr. Goldfarb is very competent and has spent a good deal of time explaining things to me. Before I selected one of two approaches (nodule ablation shrinkage or surgery) she called me back twice, as it was a difficult decision. I decided on ablation and found the procedure more tolerable than I thought it would be and her expertise and compassion during the procedure and before and after very high.

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  • 5
05/31/2024

Dr. Goldfarb was very friendly and knowledgeable

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  • 5
05/29/2024

I loved Dr. Goldfarb. Very knowledgeable and helped me understand the procedure that I will be having. Very easy to get an appointment. The staff was so helpful.

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  • 4.66
05/26/2024

I enjoyed Dr. Goldfarb's energy, straight to the point. She showed me where the problem is, the ease, risk of the procedure. Too bad she is not closer to me. If the referring doctor feels good about Dr. Goldfarb, so do I.

Providence Patient
  • 4.66
05/22/2024

The visit was for a periodic check-up. Overall, my experience was excellent -- efficient, thorough, and very well focused on my concerns.

Providence Patient
  • 5
05/21/2024

I thought Dr. Goldfarb was excellent! She went over my issues, explained everything to me very succinctly and in her recommendation, she gave me confidence that this was the right thing for us to do under the circumstances. She had to perform a biopsy on my thyroid and gave me confidence. And I trusted her! If I need to go back, I would definitely go back to Dr. Goldfarb And recommend her to Anyone who needs her services!

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  • 5
05/20/2024

Excellent, excellent care

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  • 5
05/20/2024

This was the first visit with my provider. She's smart, accessible, and I connected with her immediately. It was a great visit.

Providence Patient
  • 5
05/20/2024

Exceptional patient service!

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