Ilona T. Goldfarb, MD, MPH, is a perinatologist (obstetrician for high risk pregnancies) at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. To make an obstetrics appointment, call 617-724-2229. For a gynecology appointment, call 617-724-6850.


Obstetrics & Gynecology

Clinical Interests
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • High risk pregnancy
  • Preterm Birth
  • Cervical incompetence
  • Zika exposure in pregnancy
  • Infectious disease complications of pregnancy
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC)
  • Cardiac disease and pregnancy
  • Hypertension in pregnancy
  • Ultrasound
  • Fetal imaging
  • Advanced maternal age pregnancy
  • Obstetric outcomes research
Medical Education
  • MD, UC Davis School of Medicine
  • Residency, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Foreign Languages
  • Russian
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

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

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As a medical student at the University of California at Davis, I was open to all the fields of medicine however, after my first night on call with the Labor and Delivery team - I was sold!  Choosing to become an obstetrician was a clear path for me.   Since starting my practice at MGH 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 OB/GYN residency in my home town of San Francisco at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in 2006 and was thrilled to join the faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital. At MGH, 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.

After completing my fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, I have transitioned to caring for women with high risk pregnancies.  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 prevention and treatment.  I am currently focusing on the impacts of the Zika Virus on our pregnant population. 

Research & Publications


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 Jun;204(6 suppl 1):S112-5

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

Boatin AA, Wylie B, Goldfarb I, Azevedo R, Pittel E, Ng C, Haberer J. Wireless Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring in Inpatient Full-term Pregnant Women: Testing Functionality and Acceptability. PLoS One. 2015 Jan 26;10(1) PMID: 25622043.

Boatin AA, Wylie BJ, Goldfarb I, Azevedo R, Pittel E, Ng C, Haberer JE. Wireless Vital Sign Monitoring in Pregnant Women: A Functionality and Acceptability Study. Telemed J E Health. 2016 Jul;22(7):564-71. PMID: 27172448

Naqvi M, Goldfarb IT, Hanmer KJ, Bryant A. Chromosomal microarray use among women undergoing invasive prenatal diagnosis. Prenat Diagn. 2016 Jul;36(7):656-61. PMID: 27130707

News & Events


Mass General OB/GYN at Mass General/North Shore Center
104 Endicott Street
Suite 304
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-882-6767
Fax: 978-882-6775
Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology Service
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-2229