Maen Jamel Farha, MD| Breast Surgery | MedStar Health

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

4.9 out of 5 (783 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
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only 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

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
  • Dec 18, 2023

    Excellent experience as always

  • Dec 18, 2023

    Dr Farha is always caring and explains everything

  • Dec 11, 2023

    Excellent care. I have confidence in my doctor and the care I will receive.