Diana L. Farmer, M.D.

Diana Farmer, M.D.

Internationally renowned pediatric surgeon, Diana L. Farmer, M.D., is the Surgeon in Chief at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, where she is leading a program focused on the complex surgical needs of children.

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Full Biography

Internationally renowned pediatric surgeon, Diana L. Farmer, M.D., practices at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, where she is leading a program focused on the complex surgical needs of children. At Shriners Hospital, Dr. Farmer’s expert surgical care extends to children 1-year of age and older who are faced with complex intestinal disorders, complex rectal disorders and complex chest wall and neck disorders. She currently has a $6 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and Shriners Hospitals for Children to study surgical and stem cell treatments for Spina Bifida. Dr. Farmer also provides follow-up care for numerous general surgery conditions.

Dr. Farmer was inducted into the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2010, becoming the second American woman surgeon to receive this honor. In 2011, Dr. Farmer received one of the highest honors in medicine when she was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Dr. Farmer is a member of many professional organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics (Section on Surgery), American College of Surgeons, American Pediatric Surgical Association, American Surgical Association, Association of Women Surgeons, International Fetal Medicine and Surgical Society, International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, and the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Education & Training

  • Medical Degree, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • Residency, University of California, San Francisco, California, Surgery
  • Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, Pediatric Surgery

Make an Appointment

Please call our Referral Center to schedule an appointment, call (916) 453-2191 or via email at ncal.info@shrinenet.org. A Referral Coordinator will partner with you to gather the necessary information to allow our physician leadership to evaluate the best path for your child.
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