Maen Jamel Farha, MD| Breast Surgery | MedStar Health
Maen Jamel Farha

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

4.9 out of 5 (881 reviews)

Specialties: Breast Surgery

Languages: 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
Suite 403B
Baltimore, MD, 21239

443-444-4673

Fax 443-444-4666

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Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • D-SNP)
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • United Choice
    • United Navigate
    • I-SNP
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • United Optimum Choice
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Aetna HMO
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Kaiser Select
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Virginia Premier
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Cigna EPO
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Tricare East Select
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • United Choice Plus
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Tricare for Life East
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA

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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

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider’s discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • May 31, 2024

    Dr Farha is a wonderful doctor to have when your health problems are unclear and you know things needed will be careful and thorough

  • May 28, 2024

    Excellent medical care

  • May 13, 2024

    Dr. Farha is very good at what he does. I would recommend him to my family and friends.