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Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology

Faculty | Professors



Alzheimer’s disease and dementia





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Sarah Farias, Ph.D.

Sarah T. Farias, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Professor of Neurology
Specialty: Neuropsychology

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St., Suite 0100
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 734-3588


Clinical & Research Interests

Dr. Farias performs neuropsychological evaluations in patients undergoing epilepsy surgery and co-facilitates an epilepsy support group. She recently received a grant to assess cognitive and psychosocial outcome in patients with epilepsy who have had a vagus nerve stimulator implanted.


University of North Texas
Denton, Texas
Ph.D. 2000


Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
B.S. 1993


Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana
Neurology and Psychiatry


UC Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, California

Professional Memberships

International Neuropsychological Society
National Academy of Neuropsychology

Select Recent Publications

Tomaszewski Farias, S., Mungas, D., Jagust, W. (2005). Degree of discrepancy between self and other-reported everyday functioning by cognitive status: dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and healthy elders. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20:1-8.

Pirio Richardson, S., Tomaszewski Farias, S. Lima, A.R., Alsaadi, T.M. (2004). Improvement in seizure control and quality of life in medically refractory epilepsy patients converted from polypharmacy to monotherapy. Epilepsy & Behavior, 5, 343-347.

Tomaszewski Farias, S., & Jagust, W. Neuroimaging in non-Alzheimer's dementias. (2004). Clinical Neuroscience Research, 3, 383-395.

Tomaszewski Farias, S., Mungas, D., Reed, B., Haan, M., & Jagust, W. (2004). Functional status in relation to cognitive functioning and neuroimaging in community dwelling Hispanic and Non-Hispanic older adults. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 10, 342-354.

Alsaadi, T.M., Thieman, C., Shatzel, A., & Tomaszewski Farias, S. (2004). Video-EEG telemetry can be a crucial tool for neurologists experienced in epilepsy when diagnosing seizure disorder. Seizure, 13, 32-34.

Alsaadi, T.M., Koopman, S., Apperson, M., Tomaszewski Farias, S. (2004). Levetiracetam monotherapy for elderly patients with epilepsy. Seizure, 13, 58-60.

Tomaszewski Farias, S., Thieman, C., Alsaadi, T. (2003). Nonepileptic seizures: Acute changes in seizure frequency after presentation of the diagnosis. Epilepsy and Behavior, 4, 424-429.

Vinter Marquez, A., Tomaszewski Farias, S., Apperson, M., Koopmans, S., Shatzel, A., Alsaadi, T.M. (2003). Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures are associated with an increased risks of obesity. Epilepsy and Behavior 5, 88-93.

Baynes, K., Tomaszewski Farias, S., Gospe, S.M. (2003). Pyridoxine-dependent seizures and cognition: A case study. Developmental Medicine Child Neurology, 45, 782-785.

Tomaszewski Farias, S. Harrell, E., & Neumann, C. (2003). The relationship between neuropsychological performance and daily functioning in individuals with Alzheimer's disease: Ecological validity of neuropsychological tests. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 18, 655-672.