Our Doctors

Jay Goldberg, MD, MSCP

Director, Philadelphia Fibroid Center at Einstein

Prior to joining Einstein as Vice Chairman of OB/GYN, Dr. Jay Goldberg was Professor of OB/GYN and Director of the Division of General OB/GYN at Jefferson Medical College. He was additionally the Director/Founder of the Jefferson Fibroid Center.

Dr. Goldberg received an Honors Degree in Biology from Penn State. He then graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed a residency in OB/GYN at Magee-Womens Hospital / University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Goldberg also earned a NIH Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology and Human Investigation.

Dr. Goldberg’s specific interest in uterine fibroids is very personal. Soon after finishing his residency, his wife developed several large fibroids, causing heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, urinary frequency, and the loss of multiple pregnancies. While deciding between no treatment or myomectomy, a new procedure, uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), also became an option. Mrs. Goldberg ultimately underwent a myomectomy. Their oldest of three healthy boys was conceived six weeks post-op.

Due to the absence of data regarding UFE that had been available while making their fertility decision, Dr. Goldberg then soon published the first series in the world literature of pregnancies following UFE. Since that article, Dr. Goldberg has authored over 75 peer reviewed articles, published abstracts, and presentations at national and international meetings, primarily on uterine fibroids. He has also given numerous invited fibroid lectures nationally and internationally.

In addition to his research contributions, Dr. Goldberg has one of the largest clinical fibroid practices. Patients are individually evaluated and presented with all appropriate treatment options, including observation only, medical treatment, UFE, and surgical options. Jay Goldberg, MD, MSCP, has performed over 1,000 fibroid related surgeries. Many of these procedures are performed through the minimally invasive Goldberg Mini-Lap surgical technique that he has developed.

Larry I Barmat, MD

Infertility and Robotic Surgery

Larry I. Barmat, MD, FACOG, serves as Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Einstein Medical Center. His areas of special interest and research include the use of autologous endometrial coculture to improve in vitro fertilization pregnancy rates and the use of minimally invasive surgical approaches to treat uterine fibroids and reverse prior tubal ligations. Dr Barmat is one of the first reproductive surgeons in the tristate area to perform robotic myomectomies and tubal reversals (2006) and has completed over 250 cases. Additionally, he has published a case report on the first robotic transabdominal cerclage. 

Dr. Barmat completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He is an adjunct associate professor at Thomas Jefferson Medical School and an associate professor at Temple University School of Medicine. 

Paul Brady, MD

Radiology

Dr. Brady is the Director of Interventional Radiology and has been treating fibroid disease at Einstein since 2002. Raised in Canada, he completed undergraduate studies at McMaster University in Canada, medical school and surgery internship at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, medical internship and radiology residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a fellowship in Interventional Radiology at Northwestern University in Chicago. 

Dr. Brady's area of expertise is image guided microinvasive procedures including UFE. Einstein's IR department has completed over 500 UFE procedures to date. He was selected by Philadelphia magazine as a Top Doc in 2011.

 

 

Maria E Abadilla-Florendo, MD

Laproscopic and Robotic Surgery

Dr. Abadilla completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Einstein Medical Center. She then furthered her training with a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Advanced Pelvic Surgery at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Dr. Abadilla is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Dr Abadilla's specialty is complex gynecologic surgery. She has specialized training and extensive experience in fibroid related laparoscopic and robotic surgery. .

 

Arnold W Cohen, MD

High-risk Pregnancy Specialist

Dr. Cohen served as Chairman, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Einstein Medical Center; Director, Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; and Corporate Medical Director of Women’s Health at U.S. Healthcare.

In 2002, Dr. Cohen returned to Einstein Medical Center as Chairman and Residency Program Director. He also serves on the Board of Overseers of the Einstein Healthcare Network.

Dr. Cohen has authored more than 100 articles and abstracts and is a reviewer for many journals. He was selected as a 2011 and 2012 “Top Doc” by Philadelphia Magazine.