Dr. Jeffrey L. Zilberfarb, MD

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Dr. Jeffrey L. Zilberfarb, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Meeks and Zilberfarb Orthopedics 1101 Beacon St # 5W, Brookline, MA 02446 Get Directions
(617) 232-2663

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I will provide you an accurate diagnosis of your problem and treatment options, reserving surgery only for those conditions that do not respond to non-operative treatment. If surgery is indicated then the most up to date minimally invasive procedure will be utilized.Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Zilberfarb is an innovator in the field of arthroscopic surgery, improving the active lives of professional athletes and...Read more

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Very professional. Not overly chatty but listens and takes the time necessary to make you feel comfortable. I had shoulder surgery with Dr. Z and it went great. Also saw him for a partially torn achilles. He saw me within 24 hours, had the MRI and report back same day! Easy parking at Dedham location and a really nice facility.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Upper-Extremity Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Virginia Hospital

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Us Naval Hospital

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Us Naval Hospital

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Virginia

    Graduated in 1980

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Zilberfarb says...

Dr. Jeffrey Zilberfarb is an innovator in the field of arthroscopic surgery, improving the active lives of professional athletes and recreational sports enthusiasts across New England for over twenty years. Persistently pursuing promising techniques and tools to improve minimally invasive orthopedic procedures, Dr. Zilberfarb's improvements have resulted in a higher standard of care and faster recovery times. An acclaimed expert in his field who is invested in his patients, his community and his beloved sports teams, Dr. Zilberfarb brings his passion for an active, healthy lifestyle to every patient encounter.

 

Dr. Zilberfarb completed his General Surgery Internship at the Naval Hospital in San Diego California, and then spent two years as a Battalion Surgeon for the 1/1 Marine Infantry Unit, travelling throughout the Western Pacific. Following his orthopedic residency at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, Lieutenant Commander Zilberfarb took care of United States Marines at Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital in North Carolina where he also published several research papers on a variety of sports medicine topics.

 

Upon completion of his Navel obligation in 1994, Dr. Zilberfarb was awarded the prestigious Rowe Shoulder Fellowship at the Mass General Hospital. He joined the BIDMC Orthopedic Surgery Department the following year and partnered with Dr. Louis Meeks in private practice in 1997.

 

As a faculty member at the Harvard Medical School, Dr. Zilberfarb teaches surgery residents-in-training and is the director of the Meeks and Zilberfarb Orthopedics/Harvard Medical Student Sports Medicine elective. His charismatic personality and expertise earned his the BIDMC Orthopedic Surgery Department "Teacher of the Year" award in 2007 and he captured a nomination for Outstanding Harvard Medical School teacher in 2011.

 

Splitting his time between the Brookline Office and the new Center in Dedham, Dr. Zilberfarb specializes in shoulder and sports injuries. He has highly skilled expertise in minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle. He treats all shoulder problem, including rotator cuff tears, instability, fractures, and arthritis; as well as nerve compression syndromes and all lower extremity problems. Additionally, Dr. Zilberfarb performs Total Shoulder Replacement surgery and earned a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.

 

An avid recreational skier, tenacious tennis opponent, and weekend cyclist, Dr. Zilberfarb embraces an active lifestyle. He is committed to seeing that every one of his patients has the opportunity to achieve optimal functionality and accomplish the goals they set for themselves before being sidelined by injury.

 

If you are tired of living with pain, call for an evaluative appointment with Dr. Zilberfarb---a leading expert who has the experience, skills, resources, and a genuine appreciation of your physical goals.

 

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Dr. Zilberfarb's Care Philosophy

I will provide you an accurate diagnosis of your problem and treatment options, reserving surgery only for those conditions that do not respond to non-operative treatment. If surgery is indicated then the most up to date minimally invasive procedure will be utilized.