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Dr. Jeffrey Zilberfarb, MD

Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist, Knee Surgeon

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Dr. Zilberfarb was raised in Arlington, VA. He played football and ran track in high school, and did his premedical studies at the University of Virgina. He was granted a Navy Health Professions Scholarship and completed his MD at the University of Virginia in 1985, where he was elected to the Admissions Committee. Dr. Zilberfarb did his General Surgery Internship at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, California from 1985-86, then spent two years as a Batallion Surgeon for the 1/1 Marine Infantry Unit from 1986-88, travelling throughout the Western Pacific. During this time he became certified in undersea diving and became a Pistol and Rifle Expert. He began his orthopedic residency at the Naval Hospital in San Diego in 1988. As a resident he published several research papers. He finished his orthopedic residency training in 1992 then spent two years taking care of Marines at Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital. He was promoted to Lieutenant Commander. Upon completing his Naval obligation in 1994 he was awarded the Rowe Shoulder Fellowship at MGH. He joined the BIDMC Orthopedic Surgery Department in 1995, and joined Dr Louis Meeks in private practice in 1997. Currently he is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, and has published several articles in journals and books. He specializes in minimally invasive shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle surgery. He also performs Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. He has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, and helps cover the Newport Hall of Fame Tennis Tourney. He is the Oneida Soccer Club Team Physician, and an orthopedic consultant to Wheelock and Wentworth colleges. * Cancellation Policy: The practice has a 24 hour cancellation policy.**

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist
  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon
  • Knee Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • New England Baptist Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Virginia, Doctor of Medicine
  • Naval Medical Center San Diego, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Naval Medical Center San Diego, Internship in General Surgery
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow

Professional memberships

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

Awards and publications

  • He was granted a Navy Health Professions Scholarship
  • As a student at The University of Virginia School of Medicine, he received the Ciba-Geigy Community Service Award, founded the Ethics Club, edited the student newspaper, participated as a volunteer EMT, and was elected to the Admissions Committee.
  • Spent two years as a Batallion Surgeon for the 1/1 Marine Infantry Unit from 1986-88, travelling throughout the Western Pacific. During this time he became certified in undersea diving and became a Pistol and Rifle Expert

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1538183298

Office locations

Meeks & Zilberfarb Orthopedics

1101 Beacon Street, Suite 5W

Brookline, MA 02446

Meeks & Zilberfarb Orthopedics

40 Allied Drive, Suite 102

Dedham, MA 02026

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Great experience here! Friendly office staff, never wait more than a couple minutes. Great doctor.
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Good first visit. Everyone was very nice and was taken care of promptly. I need to get a few tests done and go back so can't really judge the doctor or treatment yet.
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I think that Dr. Zilberfarb is professional and experienced. He knows what he is doing. You can ask him what ever you want.
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Great nurse practitioner - thank you!
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Awesome Doctor, smart, intelligent, and knows his stuff. I highly recomend him!
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This was my first visit with Dr. Zilberfarb; I felt confident the way he addressed my concerns. I felt he fully understood my symptons. He spent an adequate amount of time with me and fully explained my treatment plan.
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Virtually no wait time, and the staff was very friendly. Dr. Zilberfarb was great and I'd highly recommend his office.
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He was helpful and explained everything to me as well as listened to all my concerns and checked them out without rushing off. And he doesn't seem like the kind to rush to unnecessary medication if physical therapy is the answer.
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I saw Melissa Scott a P.A.C and she was Awesome!
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Very efficiently run office. Pleasant staff. Excellent Doctor. I wish all my interactions with the medical system were up to these standards.
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Got to my issue right away and gave me a good treatment plan. Thanks!
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I filled out all the paperwork on line and told the receptionist, who smiled and handed me a packet of papers. I felt that she did not listen to me. I showed her the email from the zocdoc site and shewas like oh, I don't work here usually. I spoke to a woman who pre registered me a week ago. She said she had not gotten the read on my MRI so I called and gave them the fax number I was given but the receptionist said they won't fax here. Why give information that you can't get. Frustrating!
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Zilberfarb was great. Extremely professional, fast, friendly. Would absolutely recommend.
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All staff were extremely friendly and welcoming! Time was hardly at all to wait. Dr. Z was as nice as he could be, and I was Very impressed with his credentials.. I have already recommended him to someone
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Appointment with doctor Jeffrey Zilberfarb on 11/03 1:15p.m. was very good
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doctor zilberfarb is a very knowledgeable and professional doctor
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I find Dr.Zilberfarb extremely efficient and effective. I am a new patient and have been very pleased with the interactions I've had with Dr.Zilberfarb, including a recent surgical procedure.
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Dr. Zilberfarb and his staff are amazing. I had rotator cuff repair surgery and I must say that the entire process of office visits and the actual surgery has been the most efficient and most professional ever.
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Professional, efficient, great bedside manner - both the doctor and the staff. I came in and was able to get both an X-ray and MRI down the hall. I would highly recommend Dr. Zilberfarb and the facility to any athlete dealing with an injury!
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He was very helpful and knowledgable. He offered easy to understand explanations and offered good applications to my everyday activities.
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Excellent and thorough. Nice manner. Very competent.
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Excellent all around Ortho doc. for shoulder, knee, hip or elbow.
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About what I expected based on my past experiences. He's very thorough and explains clearly his opinion of the problem and recommendations for treatment. His office is also very well run and all the people are friendly.
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Courteous, professional, and possibly the best Orthopedic Surgeon in Boston. His practice is well managed; staff is kind, his diagnosis is usually right on. He treated me for a rather hard horse injury two years ago-with his excellent surgeonskills, put me back together, and now am back riding again better than ever. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing a Doctor in this field.
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Very brief, diagnosed issue but did not offer any additional care, or ask if I had any further questions
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Very professional and prompt
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This was my first visit and I found that Dr. Zilberfarb to be very professional and courtious.
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My visit was okay overall, but ZocDoc sorta screwed up. I got confirmation from ZocDoc of a 10:30am appt., but Clara, the adm. ass't. called the first thing in the morning of the appt. and said that she rec'd. my appt.notice apparently after the business day and that there was NO 10:30am available. I had already changed my business day to accomodate the time and then had to "switch gears" for an afternoon appt. Just a suggestion: things were not sycronized appt.-wise. Somehow either don't confirm a time unless the doctor's staff knows about it or change how things are done, ZocDoc.
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Great, friendly, efficient. Wish they didn't use paper forms though ;)
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Great doctor, saw me very quickly
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