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Josefina Farra, M.D., FACS

General Information

Josefina  Farra, M.D., FACS

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Specialties

  • Surgery

Languages

English, Spanish

Clinical Areas

Dr. Farra is a fellowship trained endocrine surgeon who specializes in treating diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. 

Thyroid Surgery: Thyroid cancer (papillary thyroid carcinoma, follicular thyroid carcinoma, and medullary thyroid carcinoma), multinodular goiter, thyroid nodules, and Graves' disease.

Parathyroid Surgery: Primary hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid adenoma, secondary hyperparathyroidism, tertiary hyperparathyroidism, and parathyroid cancer (parathyroid carcinoma). Dr. Farra specializesin minimally-invasive parathyroidectomy.

Adrenal Surgery: Adrenal nodules (adrenocortical adenoma, aldosteronoma (Conn’s Syndrome), Cushing's syndrome, incidentaloma, pheochromocytoma), adrenal cancer (adrenocortical carcinoma), and extraadrenal pheochromocytoma (paraganglioma). Dr. Farra specializes in laparoscopic and minimally invasive adrenal surgery. 

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN) syndromes

Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Roles

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Associate Program Director, Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery

Research Interests

Primary Hyperparathyroidism and Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Monitoring

Thyroid Cancer (Papillary thyroid cancer, follicular variant papillary thyroid cancer, follicular thyroid cancer, NIFTP (noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features))

Molecular basis of malignant and benign endocrine disease

Education

2014-2015 Clinical Fellow in Endocrine Surgery
Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Health System
2013-2014 Surgical Chief Resident
Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
2012-2013 Surgical Senior Resident
Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
2011-2012 Surgical Intermediate Resident
Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
2010-2011 Surgical Junior Resident
Jackson Memorial Hospital / University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
2009-2010 Surgical Intern
Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
2009 Doctor of Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
2005 Bachelor of Arts, Certificate in Health Policy
Duke University, Durham, NC

Biography

 Dr. Farra attended Duke University where she earned a B.A. in Economics and a Certificate in Health Policy before returning to Miami for her medical training. She received her medical degree from the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and completed her General Surgery residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Subsequently, she completed a fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at the University of Miami. She is board certified in General Surgery with a specialization in Endocrine Surgery. She is currently faculty within the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery as an Assistant Professor of Surgery within the Division of Endocrine Surgery. 

 
Dr. Farra’s clinical interests include benign and malignant diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands as well as multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndromes. She has expertise in thyroid surgery, minimally invasive parathyroid surgery, and laparoscopic adrenalectomy. Her research interests include parathyroidectomy with intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring, clinical predictors of thyroid cancer, and the molecular and functional characterization of thyroid cancer. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews and book chapters and regularly presents regional, national and international meetings. Dr. Farrá is a Miami native with a long history of involvement in community and university philanthropic activities. 
 
Dr. Farra sees patients at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Lennar Foundation Medical Center. She operates at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and the Lennar Foundation Medical Center.

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