Rebecca Stark, M.D.

Rebecca A. Stark, M.D.


Pediatric Surgery




  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery
To see if Rebecca A. Stark is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Cannery Building

3301 C St., Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95816
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:

Shriners Hospital for Children

2425 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:
800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone Numbers

Phone: 916-453-2080
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Stark is dedicated to partnering with patients, parents, family members, and other healthcare providers to achieve the best possible outcome for children in her care. 

Clinical Interests

Dr. Stark is a pediatric surgeon at UC Davis Children's Hospital and the adjoining Shriners Hospital for Children - Northern California, where she treats neonates, infants, children and adolescents with a wide range of conditions and congenital malformations.  

She is a COG member and has a specific interest in pediatric tumors.  She also has an interest in neonatal surgery and congenital malformations.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Stark promotes surgical education through the UC Davis surgical residency program and is active in research protocols focused on congenital diaphramatic hernias, appendicitis, pediatric tumors, and fetal interventions.


Pediatric Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital
Trauma Program


M.D., St. George's University School of Medicine, St. George's, Grenada 2007

B.A., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 2002


General Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance CA 2008-2013


Pediatric Surgery, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle WA 2013-2015

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery - General Surgery,

American Board of Surgery - Pediatric Surgery,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Pediatric Surgical Association

Children?s Oncology Group

Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons

Select Recent Publications

Jabaji Z, Stark R, Dunn JC. Regeneration of enteric ganglia in mechanically lengthened jejunum after restoration into intestinal continuity. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jan;48(1):118-23.

Stark R and Dunn JC. Mechanical Enterogenesis.: A Review . Journal of Healthcare Engineering. 2012 June; v3:229-242.

Stark R, Panduranga M, Carman G, Dunn JCY. Development of an Endoluminal Intestinal Lengthening Capsule. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jan;47(1):136-41.

Stark R, Zupekan T, Bondada S, Dunn JCY. Restoration of mechanically lengthened jejunum into intestinal continuity in rats. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Dec;46(12):2321-6.

Stark R, Lee S, Putnam B, Neville A, Bricker S. Common denominators in death from pediatric back-over trauma. Am Surg. 2011 Oct;77(10):1420-2.