Alisan Goldfarb

Alisan Goldfarb, MD



Breast Cancer - Surgery

Dr. Alisan B. Goldfarb received her undergraduate degree from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin.  She returned to her native New York, having grown up in Bayside, to attend the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  She was awarded her Doctorate of Medicine in 1975 and continued on at The Mount Sinai Medical Center for her residency in general surgery.  Although beginning her practice as a general surgeon, her interests and talents soon led her to an active practice limited to breast surgery.  She was instrumental in establishing monthly multidisciplinary rounds in breast cancer at Mount Sinai, as well as a resource group for patient education and psychosocial support for breast cancer patients and their families.  Dr. Goldfarb has contributed to textbooks, teaching tapes and journal articles.  As an assistant clinical professor at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she lectures to medical students and is involved in surgical residency training.  She is a past president of the New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group and is a member of numerous other professional organizations.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. 

Away from the field of medicine, Dr. Goldfarb’s interests are varied.  She enjoys many kinds of music and dance.  She is an avid reader of fiction, a passionate Rangers fan, and delights in battling the forces of nature in attempts to keep a garden in bloom for three seasons of the year.  Without a doubt, however, the ultimate joy of her life is her most remarkable son Andrew. 


Professional and Committee Memberships

The New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group

American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Task Force



American Board of Surgery

Clinical Focus


BA, Beloit College

MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Residency, Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital

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