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Rachel L. Farkas, M.D.

Cancer, Surgery

Clinical Interests

Breast Cancer; Oncology; Surgical Oncology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 487-1700

Fax: (585) 273-1252

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

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

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery

Education

2000
BA | Yeshiva U-Sterns Coll Women
Biology

2004
MD | New York Medical College
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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

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

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

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

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Publications

Journal Articles

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

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.

2011
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

2012
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 Press2012

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