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Diana Farmer

Diana L. Farmer, MD

  • Pediatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Diana Farmer, M.D., is a pediatric and fetal surgeon with a lifetime of dedication to children with complex conditions. Shriners commitment to caring for all children without regard to financial status is what drove her to Shriners Children's. She has a research interest in curing disease before birth, and specifically studying ways to improve the outcomes for patients with spina bifida.

Dr. Farmer's father and grandfather were all part of Shriners' mission.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, Surgery - General
  • American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
Education and Training

Medical Education
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

University of Washington
Seattle, WA

University of Washington
Seattle, WA
United States of America

UC San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

UC San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Childrens Hospital of Michigan
Detroit, MI

Academic Positions and Locations

UC Davis Medical Center

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2019-Present: Regent American College of Surgeons
  • 2016-2017: President, American Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Editorial Positions
  • 2012-2018: Editorial Board, Jama Surgery
  • Editorial Board, Journal Pediatric Surgery
  • Editorial Board, Fetal Therapy and Diagnosis
Awards and Honors
  • 2020, Universitas 21 - Global Education
  • 2012, National Academy of Medicine
  • 2010, Royal College of Surgeons


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