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Rachel Farkas

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURG
Rochester NY 14642
Other Positions
TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
DepartmentCancer Center

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

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  1. 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 Oct; 152(4):635-40; discussion 640-2.
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  2. Oberheim NA, Kim A, Farkas RL, Ruan DT, Schoeniger LO, Schiffhauer LM, Moalem J. Giant pancreatic tumor with clinical characteristics of insulinoma but without common pathologic features. Endocr Pract. 2011 Mar-Apr; 17(2):e12-6.
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  3. Moalem J, Ruan DT, Farkas RL, Shen WT, Miller S, Duh QY, Clark OH, Kebebew E. Prospective evaluation of the rate and impact of hemolysis on intraoperative parathyroid hormone (IOPTH) assay results. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Nov; 17(11):2963-9.
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  4. Moalem J, Ruan DT, Farkas RL, Shen WT, Kebebew E, Duh QY, Clark OH. Patterns of antibiotic prophylaxis use for thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy: results of an international survey of endocrine surgeons. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Jun; 210(6):949-56.
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  5. Moalem J, Salzman P, Ruan DT, Cherr GS, Freiburg CB, Farkas RL, Brewster L, James TA. Should all duty hours be the same? Results of a national survey of surgical trainees. J Am Coll Surg. 2009 Jul; 209(1):47-54, 54.e1-2.
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  6. Moalem J, Ruan DT, Farkas RL, Shen WT, Gosnell JE, Miller S, Duh QY, Clark OH, Kebebew E. Hemolysis falsely decreases intraoperative parathyroid hormone levels. Am J Surg. 2009 Feb; 197(2):222-6.
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  7. Farkas R, Moalem J, Hammond J. Chilaiditi's sign in a blunt trauma patient: a case report and review of the literature. J Trauma. 2008 Dec; 65(6):1540-2.
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