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Rachel Farkas, M.D.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 487-1700

Fax: (585) 273-1252

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Cancer, Surgery


Professional Background

The University of Rochester Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Rachel Leah Farkas, M.D. as an Assistant Professor of Surgery. She will see patients at both Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital.

Dr. Farkas received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Stern College, Yeshiva University in New York City. She then went on to earn her medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York.

From 2004 to 2007, Dr. Farkas completed an internship in general surgery at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the remainder of her clinical studies at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She finished her residency in general surgery at URMC, where she also served as chief surgical resident from 2010 to 2011. Most recently, Dr. Farkas was a clinical fellow in breast surgery at URMC.

Dr. Farkas is licensed to practice medicine in the states of New York and California and is certified by the American Board of Surgery. She is a member of professional organizations including the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surge



  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery


BA | Yeshiva U-Sterns Coll Women

MD | New York Medical College

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/28/2008 - 06/25/2011
Residency in Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

08/13/2007 - 06/20/2008
Fellowship in at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

07/01/2005 - 06/30/2008
Residency in Surgery at St Barnabas Medical Center

07/01/2004 - 06/30/2005
Internship in Surgery at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

8/1/2011 - 7/31/2012
Fellowship in at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Journal Articles

Moalem, J, Farkas, FL, Ruan, D, Khu, QY. "Laparoscopic enucleation for insulinoma: the procedure of choice?". Surgical Endoscopy. 2012; .

Iannuzzi JC; Choi DX; Farkas RL; Ruan DT; Peacock JL; Moalem J. ""Surgeon beware: many patients referred for parathyroidectomy are misdiagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism"". Surgery. 2012; 152(4): 635-640.

Oberheim, NA, Kim, A, Farkas, RL, Ruan, DT, Schoeniger, LO, Schiffhauer, LM and Moalem, J. "Giant pancreatic tumor with clinical presentation of insulinoma without common pathological features". Endocrine Practice. 2011; 16: 1-13.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: "Asymptomatic" patients with primary hyperparathyroidism
Book Title: Handbook of Parathyroid Diseases
Author List: Farkas, RL, Moalem, J, Clark, OH
Edited By: Clark, OH and Kahn, AV
Published By: Human Press 2012