UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building
2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite E
Sacramento, CA 95817
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
4501 X St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Additional Phone Numbers
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)
Philosophy of Care
Patients have many options in their surgical care. My jobs as a physician is to help them decide which of the many options is their personal best option.
My main interests are to assess all patients for their risks for hereditary colon disorders. I also use all various modalities for surgery: classic open, laparoscopic, robotic and transanal approaches.
Hereditary Colorectal Cancer, Perioperative Care of Surgical Patients
Colon and Rectal Surgery
M.D., Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood IL 1989
B.S., University of Arizona College of Agriculture, Tucson AZ 1985
Internship: General Surgery, Cook County Hospital, Chicago IL 1989-1990
General Surgery, Cook County Hospital, Chicago IL 1990-1994
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Cook County Hospital, Chicago IL 1997-1998
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2007
American Board of Surgery - General Surgery, 2015
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons-Self-Assessment Committee
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons-Self-Assessment Committee-Quality and Assessment Committee
ASCRS Associate Member, Written Examination Committee
Collaborative group of American- Inherited Colorectal Cancer Council Member Program Committee Member Abstract Committee Member
Collaborative Group of American- Inherited Colorectal Cancer, Membership Committee
Honors and Awards
Excellence In Resident Education Award (SEAL Lab) - Duke University, 2013
Physician Champions of Service Excellence - Duke Raleigh Hospital, 2011
Pittsburgh Top Doctor sponsored by Pittsburg Magazine, 2009
Patient Choice Awards, 2009
Top Surgeon from the Consumer Research Council, 2008
Top Doctor-Castle Conolly Medical LTD, 2006
Select Recent Publications
Wolf A, Buchanan A, Farkas L, Historical Review of Lynch Syndrome. J of Coloproctology, 2013.
Radu OM, Nikiforova MN, Farkas LM, Krasinskas AM. Challenging cases encountered in colorectal cancer screening for Lynch syndrome reveal novel findings: nucleolar MSH6 staining and impact of prior chemoradiation therapy. Hum Pathol. 2011 Sep;42(9):1247-58.
Gologan A, Krasinskas A, Hunt J, Thull DL, Farkas L, Sepulveda AR. Performance of the revised Bethesda guidelines for identification of colorectal carcinomas with a high level of microsatellite instability. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2005 Nov;129(11):1390-7.
Mason AC, Azari KK, Farkas LM, Duvvuri U, Myers EN. Metastatic adenocarcinoma of the colon presenting as a mass in the mandible. Head Neck. 2005 Aug;27(8):729-32.
Ramsey M, Harbrecht B, Boujoukas A, Sirio C, Farkas L, Lee K, Simmon R: Fulminant Clostridium difficile: An Underappreciated and Increasing Cause of Death and Complications. Annals of Surgery. 2002;235:363-372.