About Ilona Goldfarb, MD, MPH

Since starting my Obstetrical practice in 2006, I have been honored to take care of many women through multiple pregnancies and I cherish this continuity with families. 

I completed my Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship in 2015 and was thrilled to join the faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital. At Mass General, I have found world class colleagues and facilities as well as a diverse and unique patient population. I take pride in my ability to listen and as a result am constantly learning from my patients through their personal stories and life experiences. I look forward to meeting you and your family.

My clinical areas of interest include vaginal birth after cesarean, abnormal placentation, multiple gestations, and preterm birth prevention (just to name a few!). My research and public health work is in the area of perinatal infectious disease management (such as Zika Virus, Influenza, and Measles). 

As member of the larger MGH and Mass General Brigham community, I work on quality improvement projects and am currently studying the effects of a standardized approach to postpartum blood pressure management using blue-tooth enabled BP cuffs at home. I hope that my work improves the health and quality of life for postpartum women.

Teaching fellows, residents, and medical students has always been a source of professional fulfillment for me and in 2018 I joined the Harvard Medical School enterprise as an associate clerkship director for our OB/GYN students.

Departments, Centers, & Programs:

Clinical Interests:




Mass General Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mass General Waltham
52 Second Ave.
Suite 402
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781-487-3860

Medical Education

  • MD, University of California Davis Medical Center
  • Residency, Kaiser Foundation Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital*****

American Board Certifications

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Accepted Insurance Plans

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.


  • Goldfarb I, Panda B, Wylie B, Riley L, Uptake of influenza vaccine in pregnant women during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. Am J Obstet and Gynecol, 2011

    Goldfarb, I, Little S, Brown, J, Riley L, Use of the combined tetanus-diphtheria and pertussis vaccine during pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2014, PMID: 24858200

    Goldfarb IT, Adeli S, Berk T, Phillippe M. Fetal and Placental DNA Stimulation of TLR9: A Mechanism Possibly Contributing to the Proinflammatory Events During Parturition. Reprod Sci. 2017.          

    Goldfarb IT, Jaffe E, Lyerly A. Zika. Responsible Care in the Face of Shifting Recommendations and Imperfect Diagnostics for Zika Virus: a viewpoint. JAMA. 2017. PMID: 29084310

    Goldfarb IT, Jaffe E, James, K, Lyerly A. Pregnant Women's Attitudes Toward Zika Virus Vaccine Trial Participation. Vaccine. 2018. PMID: 30268731

    Jennewein MF, Goldfarb I, Riley LE, Alter G., Fc-glycan mediated regulation of placental antibody transfer, Cell. 2019 PMID: 31204102

    Shook L, Clapp M, Bernstein S, Roberts P, Goldfarb IT, High Fetal Fraction on First Trimester cell free DNA aneuploidy screening and adverse pregnancy outcomes, Am J Perinatol, 2019, PMID: 31365936

    Goldfarb IT, Smith N., QI Bootcamp: Feasibility and acceptability of a novel approach to training residents in process improvement. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2019 PMID: 31279848







Reviews: Comments and Ratings