Dr. Goldfarb (M.D., M.Sc., FACS, FACE ) is a fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon specializing in minimal access surgery for thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and neuroendocrine tumors. She is the Director of the Endocrine Tumor Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute and Providence Saint John’s Health Center and an assistant professor of surgery. Dr Goldfarb is a graduate of Brown University and completed her surgery training at Beth Israel Deaconess (Harvard Medical School) followed by a fellowship at the University of Miami.

In her first few years in practice, Dr Goldfarb received young-investigator grants from the Children's Oncology Group and USC, and young investigator awards from SWOG and Critical Mass (Young Adult Cancer group). With already over 40 peer-reviewed papers, her personal research focuses on endocrine tumors, secondary malignancies, thyroid ultrasound, health care disparities, AYA cancer, and cancer survivorship. Dr. Goldfarb serves on committees for the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the American Thyroid Association, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, the Society for Surgical Oncology and the Association for Women Surgeons.

Dr. Goldfarb believes in the importance of a multidisciplinary, team-based and personalized approach for the treatment of all endocrine tumors. Every patient receives a personalized treatment plan, created together with the patient and physicians.

Medical School
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Medical School), Boston, MA
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Medical School), Boston, MA
  • University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew


PSJHC - John Wayne Cancer Institute
2200 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 121
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-8751
(310) 315-6113
Endocrine Tumor Program
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-8751
(310) 315-6113


  • Endocrine Surgery (Board Certified)
  • Endocrinology
Clinical Interests
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Thyroid Mass
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Neck Masses
  • Neck Lymph Node
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Adrenal Nodule
  • Adrenal Mass
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Paraganglioma
  • MEN Syndrome
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer
  • Pediatric Thyroid Nodule
  • Pediatric Thyroid Surgery


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Beech Street Corporation
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Coventry Integrated Network PPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC HMO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield HMO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • Covered CA LA Care HMO
  • Galaxy PPO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • Motion Picture Health/Writers Guild
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare PPO
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Access Medical Group IPA
  • Axminister Medical Group/IPA
  • HealthCare Partners Medical Group