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Linda M. Farkas, MD
Professor of Surgery
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas, United States
Linda M. Farkas, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in colorectal surgery.
Dr. Farkas’s clinical interests include assessing risk for hereditary colon disorders and performing open, laparoscopic, robotic, and transanal colorectal surgery techniques. Her research and academic interests include hereditary colorectal cancer and perioperative care of surgical patients. She was the site principal investigator for randomized trials of laparoscopic versus open resections for rectal cancer and participated in an international trial of robotic versus laparoscopic resections for rectal cancer.
Prior to joining UT Southwestern, Dr. Farkas was Chief of the Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery at UC Davis Medical Center and previously was an Associate Professor of Surgery at both Duke University and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. While at UPMC, she instituted the Hereditary Colorectal Tumor Program, which increased services for high-risk patients.
Dr. Farkas is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.
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