Maen Jamel Farha, MD| Breast Surgery | MedStar Health

Maen Jamel Farha, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (459 reviews)

Specialities: Breast Surgery

Languages: French, Arabic, English

443-444-4666

About me

Maen Farha, MD, FACS, is medical director of the Breast Center at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of malignant and benign breast conditions, applying the latest technologies and approaches to care. Dr. Farha is an active participant in MedStar Health’s multidisciplinary tumor board meetings, where he collaborates with diagnostic specialists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, and other specialists to fully assess each patient’s imaging and determine the best course of action to optimize clinical outcomes.

Dr. Farha has extensive experience performing sentinel lymph node biopsies as well as minimally invasive breast biopsy procedures. Additionally, he offers state-of-the-art breast conserving surgery, intraoperative radiation therapy, and accelerated partial breast radiation. Dr. Farha also assures patients at the Breast Center have access to the latest clinical trials.

Dr. Farha is board certified in surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Recognized as one of the most experienced breast specialists in the region, he has been named a “Top Doctor” by Baltimore magazine seven times.

 

Dr. Farha’s Philosophy of Care

“Breast cancer is highly-curable especially when detected early. The process of diagnosis and treatment can be stressful for patients and their loved ones. Our team tends to the needs of the person as a whole - as much as we focus on the cancer treatment. Our philosophy is built on supporting the patient and their loved ones with education, compassion, and other forms of support. Patient treatment plans are designed through multispecialty teamwork at our tumor board conferences as well as at our multidisciplinary breast cancer clinic. Together, these approaches allow us to streamline the process of care for patients and keep communication lines open and effective for our team.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Breast Cancer
  • Carcinoma In Situ Of Breast
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
  • Her2neu Receptor
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Mammogram
  • Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
  • Benign Breast Lump
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cyst
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Thickening
  • Carcinoma In Situ Of Breast
  • Contusion Of Breast
  • Dense Breast
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
  • Dysplasia Of Breast
  • Er Positive Breast Cancer
  • Family History Of Breast Cancer
  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • Galactocele
  • Galactorrhea
  • Gynecomastia
  • Her2neu Receptor
  • Hereditary Breast And Ovarian Cancer
  • History Of Breast Cancer
  • History Of Fibrocystic Disease
  • Hypopigmented Nipple Lesions
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS)
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mammary Duct Ectasia
  • Mammary Dysplasia
  • Mastitis
  • Mastodynia
  • Mastopathy
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Microcalcifications
  • Mondor's Disease
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Nipple Diseases
  • Nipple Fissure
  • Nipple Lesions
  • Paget's Disease Of The Breast
  • Postpartum Mastitis
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer
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Procedures I perform

  • Aspiration Breast Cyst
  • Bloodless Breast Surgery
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Follow Up
  • Breast Conservation
  • Breast Examination
  • Breast Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cancer Risk Reduction Surgery
  • Core Needle Biopsy Of Breast
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Male Breast Reduction
  • Mastectomy
  • Mastotomy
  • Open Breast Biopsy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy
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Practice locations

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5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Smyth Bldg Ste G1
Baltimore, MD, 21239

443-444-5930

Fax 443-444-3430

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Residency Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (1987)

Internship Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (1983)

Medical School: American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (1982)

Internship Program: The American University of Beirut New York (1982)

Awards

    • Baltimore magazine, Top Doc, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
    • Golden Apple Teaching Award 2016

Blogs

https://www.youtube.com/embed/d_Tr2EwkXDc

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.9
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.9
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.9
  • Mar 21, 2022

    Dr Farha is very compassionate and is always very considerate and thorough in answering questions and calming my anxieties

  • Mar 1, 2022

    Excellent.

  • Feb 21, 2022

    It was a doctors appointment