Dr. Leonard Farber, MD

Dr. Leonard Farber, MD

Radiation Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Leonard Farber, MD is a radiation oncology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University in 1994 and specializes in radiation oncology.Read his story

21 W Broadway

New York, NY 10007

Contact Information

(212) 746-6600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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more than 53% of peers
Breast Cancer
more than 5% of peers
Prostate Cancer
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Farber's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Farber "Leonard A. Farber, M.D. is a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital. After receiving his B.S. and B.A. at the State University of New York at Binghamton, Dr. Farber pursued his M.D. at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Following an internship in internal medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, he completed a residency in Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he served as Chief Resident. Prior to embarking on The Farber Center for Radiation Oncology, Dr. Farber Served as Chairman of Radiation Oncology at Staten Island University Hospital, of the NSUH/LIJ Health System. Dr. Farber's published writings and lectures have focused on SBRT for prostate cancer, HDR brachytherapy, pancreatic and bile duct cancers, head and neck cancer, breast cancer, Positron Emission Therapy (PET), and cardiovascular radiation. He has served as principal investigator on many clinical trials and has been on the forefront of the HDR treatment for various types of malignant and benign conditions and SBRT for various malignancies and sites. He is a member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, the American College of Radiation Oncology, the American Brachytherapy Society, the International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology, the New York Cancer Society, the New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group, and several others. Dr. Farber specializes in adult radiation oncology, with particular focus on cancers of the prostate, breast, lung, skin, and gastrointestinal, and gynecologic malignancies. He has special interest in High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy for various types of cancers, including breast, skin, and gynecologic malignancies, and intracranial and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). He and his center were the first and only facility in Manhattan to introduce a 5-day hypofractionated SBRT program for prostate cancer treatment. He has implemented volumetric arc therapy (VMAT) in the treatment of benign parotid enlargement/hypertrophy, a disfiguring condition affecting a variety of patients, especially within the HIV community. Dr. Leonard A. Farber, M.D. has joined the Division of Radiation Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical College as Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and Clinical Director of Radiation Oncology at New York Presbyterian, Lower Manhattan Cancer Center, 21 West Broadway. This location has served as the first and only freestanding state-of-the-art radiation oncology center of its kind in Manhattan. In addition to having the only Elekta Infinity Linac for external beam radiation oncology and the only Nucletron Flexitron HDR brachytherapy system, the center offers an integrative approach to radiation therapy in a soothing and comfortable healing environment. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Farber "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

1  Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Radiology*

4  Conditions Treated

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Hospital of the University of PA
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Farber's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Farber to family and friends
42 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (42)

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Dr. Farber's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I can highly recommend Dr Farber. He is caring compassionate patient as well as being an excellent doctor. Everyone at the center is do helpful and professional. They offer alternative treatments as well that are excellent and the facility is immaculate.
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