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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Linda Marie Farkas, M.D. View profile as PDF

Linda Marie Farkas

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. 

Clinical Interests

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. 

Research/Academic Interests

Hereditary Colorectal Cancer,  Perioperative Care of Surgical Patients


Professor of Surgery


Colon and Rectal Surgery



Colon and Rectal Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation:


UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building
Cypress Building- Colon and Rectal Surgery Clinic
2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite E
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-2680

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
4501 X St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 800-800--362-5566

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood IL 1989
B.S., University of Arizona College of Agriculture, Tucson AZ 1985


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

Board Certifications:

American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2007
American Board of Surgery - General Surgery, 2015

Professional Memberships:

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

Select 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.

To see if Linda Marie Farkas is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).