NEWS | November 14, 2019

Farmer becomes a regent of the American College of Surgeons


Diana Farmer has been elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The 24-member board formulates policy and directs the affairs of the ACS.

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A highly regarded pediatric and neonatal surgeon and stem cell scientist, Farmer is the Pearl Stamps Stewart Professor of Surgery and chair of the Department of Surgery at UC Davis Health. She also is surgeon-in-chief of UC Davis Children's Hospital.

Farmer is well known for her skilled surgical treatment of congenital anomalies, her investigations of the safety and effectiveness of treating spina bifida before birth, and her expertise in cancer, airway and intestinal surgeries in newborns.

An ACS fellow since 1998, Farmer has already served on many ACS governing bodies. Most recently, she was chair and vice chair of the Board of Governors.

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More information about UC Davis Health, including its surgery department and children’s hospital, is at