Benjamin A. Farber, MD, Surgeon (Pediatric)

Benjamin A. Farber, MD




Dr. Benjamin Farber is a general surgeon practicing in BRONX, NY. Dr. Farber specializes in abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and often thyroid glands. General surgeons are able to deal with almost any surgical or critical care emergency, also involving the skin or soft tissue trauma. Dr. Farber provides quality surgical service for gravely ill or injured patients and is able to respond quickly due to knowledge of various surgical procedures.

Education and Training

San Diego State University-California State University Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Spanish 2008

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Medical Degree 2012

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Areas of expertise and specialization

Pediatric Surgery


  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center  research 
  • The Rockefeller University research 

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BRONX, NY 10467
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Get to know Pediatric Surgery Fellow Dr. Benjamin A. Farber, who is currently studying in Iowa City, Iowa.

Studying to become a pediatric general surgeon, Dr. Farber is currently a Pediatric Surgery Fellow at the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa.

“I love working with pediatric patients. I always enjoyed my pediatric surgery rotations in residency and was fascinated by the breadth of pathology we treat in pediatric surgery. I also love that I’m constantly learning things every day from every patient. I love being able to see a broad range of patients, from premature infants to adolescents, who often have a specific pathology that responds to surgical intervention” expressed Dr. Farber.

Growing up in Northern California, he graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Spanish from the San Diego State University-California State University in 2008. He then went on to earn his medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2012. 

Wanting to further his education, Dr. Farber served as a research fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and The Rockefeller University from September of 2014 until June of 2016. He worked with Michael LaQuaglia, MD, and Sanford Simon, PhD, where he studied non-coding RNAs in fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma. Subsequently, he performed his residency in general surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, completing his training in 2019. 

“After interviewing at the University of Iowa, I was very impressed at how tight knit of a group the pediatric surgery team was. I came away from the day feeling right at home. The new children’s hospital is also amazing, and the camaraderie between the nurse practitioners, surgeons, fellows, residents, and pediatrics teams makes the University of Iowa an amazing place to train. The city of Iowa City has many of the luxuries you find in urban cities, but in a welcoming, easy-to-live, and relaxing environment. While being in a busy training program, it’s nice to know you have many activities available to you in your moments away from work” stated Dr. Farber.

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. A general surgeon performs a wide range of abdominal surgeries for many forms of intestinal and abdominal wall neoplasms, gallbladder disease, gastric and pancreatic disease. They follow the patient through critical care and surgical recovery all the way to outpatient care. 

In his spare time, Dr. Farber enjoys spending time with his French bulldog, Teddy.

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