Dr. Jeffrey Zilberfarb, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Zilberfarb, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Jeffrey Zilberfarb, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Brookline, MA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Virginia Hospital in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic arthroscopy, and more.Read his story

1101 Beacon St # 5W

Brookline, MA 02446

Contact Information

(617) 232-2663

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Principal Financial Group
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Zilberfarb performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
more than 98% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Zilberfarb's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zilberfarb "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zilberfarb "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."

7  Specialties

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

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

58  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • 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
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • 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
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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37  Procedures


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Virginia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of Virginia Hospital
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Us Naval Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Us Naval Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zilberfarb has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zilberfarb's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zilberfarb to family and friends
18 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

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Dr. Zilberfarb's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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Excellent doctor & great staff.
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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...more
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