About Ilona Goldfarb, MD, MPH

Since starting my Obstetrical practice in 2006, I have been honored to take care of many patients 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. As a high-risk obstetrician, my clinical areas of interest include hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, vaginal birth after cesarean, multiple gestations, and preterm birth prevention. My research and public health work is in the area of postpartum hypertension as well as perinatal infectious disease and pandemic management.

I serve as Vice Chair for Quality, Equity and Safety for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Additionally, as a member of the larger Mass General and Mass General Brigham community, I am a course director for the Mass General Brigham Clinical Process Improvement and Leadership Course.


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

Accepted Insurance Plans

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  • Selected publications:

    Shook LL, Clapp MA, Roberts PS, Bernstein SN, Goldfarb IT. High Fetal Fraction on First Trimester Cell-Free DNA Aneuploidy Screening and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes. Am J Perinatol. 2020 Jan;37(1):8-13. PMID: 31365936, Click Here

    Goldfarb IT, Clapp MA, Soffer MD, Shook LL, Rushfirth K, Edlow AG, Boatin AA, Kaimal AJ, Barth WH Jr, Bryant AS. Prevalence and Severity of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Illness in Symptomatic Pregnant and Postpartum Women Stratified by Hispanic Ethnicity. Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Aug;136(2):300-302. PMID: 32496337, PMCID: PMC7395887, Click Here

    Goldfarb IT, Diouf K, Barth WH, Robinson JN, Katz D, Gregory KE, Ciaranello A, Yawetz S, Shenoy ES, Klompas M. Universal SARS-CoV-2 testing on admission to the labor and delivery unit: Low prevalence among asymptomatic obstetric patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Sep;41(9):1095-1096. PMID: 32456729, PMCID: PMC7287300, Click Here

    Jaffe E, Lyerly AD, Goldfarb IT. Pregnant women's perceptions of risks and benefits when considering participation in vaccine trials. Vaccine. 2020 Oct 14;38(44):6922-6929. PMID: 32893036, PMCID: PMC7471759, Click Here

    Soffer MD, Shook LL, James K, Sawyer MR, Ciaranello A, Mahrouk R, Bernstein SN, Boatin AA, Edlow AG, York-Best C, Kaimal AJ, Goldfarb IT. Protocol-Driven Intensive Outpatient Management of Pregnant Patients With Symptomatic Coronavirus Disease 2019. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Nov;7(11):ofaa524. PMID: 33241071, PMCID: PMC7665663, Click Here

    Bunnell ME, Koenigs KJ, Roberts DJ, Quade BJ, Hornick JL, Goldfarb IT. Third trimester stillbirth during the first wave of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: Similar rates with increase in placental vasculopathic pathology. Placenta. 2021 Jun;109:72-74. PMID: 34034016, PMCID: PMC8054521, Click Here

    Herz-Roiphe R, Kim AY, Kaimal AJ, Goldfarb IT. Utilizing labour and delivery units for remdesivir infusion for high-risk pregnant and postpartum patients with mild-to-moderate disease during a COVID-19 surge. J Hosp Infect. 2022 Nov;129:38-40. PMID: 35944789, PMCID: PMC9356568, Click Here

    Siegel MR, James KE, Jaffe E, L'Heureux MM, Kaimal AJ, Goldfarb IT. Provider confidence in counseling preconception, pregnant, and postpartum patients regarding COVID-19 vaccination: A cross-sectional survey study. Health Sci Rep. 2023 May;6(5):e1163. PMID: 37197087, PMCID: PMC10183650, Click Here

    Sarma AA, Crousillat DR, Del Cueto P, Scott NS, Tangren JS, Bryant AS, Goldfarb IT. Feasibility of Virtual Blood Pressure Monitoring Titrated to ACC/AHA Thresholds Among Outpatients with Postpartum Hypertension. JACC Adv 2023. In press.

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