Dr. Melanie Goldfarb, MD

Dr. Melanie Goldfarb, MD

Endocrine Surgery  |  
Female  |  
38 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Melanie Goldfarb, MD is an endocrine surgery doctor who practices in Santa Monica, CA. She is 38 years old and has been practicing for 12 years.

John Wayne Cancer Institute - Saint John's Health Center/ Gynecologic Oncology Institute

2200 Santa Monica Blvd # 121

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Accepted insurance

  • Access Care
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Dental
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • HAP Insurance
  • Health Net of California
  • HealthCare Partners

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Dr. Goldfarb's Experience

Dr. Goldfarb's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Endocrine Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Goldfarb "I am a fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon, which means I specialize in surgery of thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and neuroendocrine tumors. This is both for younger and older patients. I am also involved with clinical and research aspects of treating all types of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancers, which is a specific field focusing on the unique needs, tumor biology, treatment and survivorship journey of patients diagnosed with cancer ages 15-39.

A  personalized care plan will be developed for each patient, specific to your condition and needs. This will be done together with a multidisciplinary team or together with your referring physician. We will spend a significant amount of your visit educating, and counseling about your condition, options, and treatment decision."


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  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Cortex Diseases
  • Adrenal Cortex Neoplasms
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Gland Hyperfunction
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Adrenal Medulla Tumor
  • Adrenal Tumor
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Familial Adrenal Adenoma
  • Familial Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension in Pheochromocytoma
  • Hypertension, Adrenal Gland-Induced
  • Hypertension, Conn Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Cushing's Syndrome-Induced
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 3
  • Neck Mass
  • Neurofibromatosis, Type 1 - Pheochromocytoma
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paraganglioma
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Storm
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome


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  • Adrenalectomy
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Beth Israel Deaconess / Harvard Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University Of Miami
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Goldfarb has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Providence Saint John's Health Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Goldfarb's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Goldfarb to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Goldfarb'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 (6)
Seal Beach, CA |
Dr. Goldfarb is very personable and extremely competent. I've had personal experience with the medical staff at the Mayo Clinic and she is of the same high caliber in her training and dealings with patients. I recommended her to my own personal physician.
Agoura Hills, CA |
Thank you Dr Goldfarb, You are amazing and your staff is incredible and caring too!
in Palm Desert, CA |
This lady is dynamite; she takes charge, she answers all your pre-surgery questions, takes whatever time is required to make sure you are comfortable, and understand what the issues are, the risks, and the potential problems. You leave the consultation, although worried about your condition, knowing that she has been very thorough, knows her field, and is interested in you and resolving your problem.
in Culver City, CA |
Doctor Goldfarb is very detail orientated. she gave me So much attention for thiorid cancer problem and did the surgery flowlessly. Also recommended best doctors for my prostate problem.
in Reseda, CA |
I recently went to Dr. Goldfarb to have a suspicious thyroid biopsy reviewed by her. My reason for selecting Dr. Goldfarb was because I wanted someone who specializes on the thryroid so I did lots of reseach of various Endoss and she floated to the top as the thyroid expert. This was further supported by my oncologist (treating me for breast cancer) Dr. Ashkan Lashkari as he knew of her and said she was excellent. My experience with her was excellent & I will use her for my thyroid treatment.
in Las Vegas, NV |
The appointment was on time, the staff was courteous and very nice. Once dr. Goldfarb enter the office she immediately put me at ease And I felt confident in her. I would definitely recommend her.
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Dr. Goldfarb accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Access Care
  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
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    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Commercial EPO
    Open Access Plus
    Open Access Plus PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Insurance POS
  • Fortified Provider Network
    Fortified Provider Network PPO
  • Galaxy Health Network
    Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Health Net of California
    Health Net of California POS
    Large Group HMO
    Large Group PPO
  • HealthCare Partners
    HealthCare Partners PPO
  • Medicare
    Medicare of California PPO
  • Motion Picture Industry Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network EPO
    PHCS Network POS
    PHCS Network PPO
    PHCS Open Access PPO
  • Optima Health
    Commercial PPO
  • Providence Health Plans
    Open Option EPO
    Personal Option EPO
    Preferred PPO
    Providence Health Plans HMO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Goldfarb has admitting privileges

Providence Saint John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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