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Gary Farkas, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentPhysical Therapy
Address513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
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    The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PAPhD07/2018Anatomy
    The Pennsylvania State University , University Park, PACertificate 04/2018College Teaching
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, ILBS12/2012Kinesiology
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    Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center2018Excellence in Graduate Student Research
    Penn State College of Medicine2017Karl H. Beyer Jr., M.D., Ph.D. Scholarship for Academic Excellence & Leadership
    American Association of Anatomists2017Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award First Place
    American Association of Anatomists2017Student/Postdoctoral Travel Award
    American College of Sports Medicine2017Presidents Cup Finalist
    Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine2016President’s Cup
    American Association of Anatomists2014Student/Postdoctoral Travel Award

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    Dr. Farkas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, as well as the Department of Anatomy. He received a BS in kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a PhD in anatomy from Penn State College of Medicine. In early 2018, Dr. Farkas completed a certificate in College Teaching from The Graduate School at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Farkas has expertise in the anatomical sciences, anatomy education, consequences of spinal cord injury on body composition and cardiometabolic profiles, and the neurobiomechanical impact of hip degeneration. He has published in scholarly journals and presented at national and international conferences. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Farkas has been involved in curricula development and teaching anatomy to high school, medical, graduate, and physician assistant students, as well as resident physicians.


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    1. Farkas GJ, Pitot MA, Berg AS, Gater DR. Nutritional status in chronic spinal cord injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Spinal Cord. 2018 Nov 12. PMID: 30420688.
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    2. Rice L, Sung J, Keane K, Peterson E, Sosnoff J, Farkas G, Swartz A, Strath S, Gorgey A, Berg A, Gater D, Dyson-Hudson T, Malanga G, Cherian C, Michalec M, Kirshblum S, Miller C, Garlanger K, Kortes S, Schnorenberg A, Slavens B, Lee K, Potter-Baker K, Frost F, Plow E, Solinsky R, Wilson C, Henry CA, Lombard A, Maher M, Weir J, Saeed S, Cirnigliaro C, Specht A, Garbarini E, Augustine J, Forrest G, Bauman W, Wecht J, Maher M, Weir J, Lombard A, Saeed S, Kirshblum S, Bauman W, Wecht J, Hearn J, Razvi IS, Wilson C, Henry CA, Sikka S, Callender L, Bennett M, Robertson K, Driver S, Kline-Quiroz C, Donovan J, Botticello A, Arnold D, Latham N, Houlihan B, Bickmore T, Trinh H, Shamekhi A, Ellis T, LaVela SL, Burkhart E, Kale I, Bombardier C, Snoxell E, Knezevic S, Hong E, Asselin P, Cirnigliaro C, Kornfeld S, Gorman P, Forrest G, Bauman W, Spungen A, Farkas G, Berg A, Castillo C, Gater D, Cleveland C, Gabet J, Harrington A, Arenth P, Farkas G, Gorgey A, Dolbow D, Berg A, Gater D, Luther S, Finch D, Bouayad L, Cirnigliaro C, Donovan J, Forrest G, Gater D, Kopp M, Watzlawick R, Martus P, Failli V, Finkenstaedt F, Chen Y, DeVivo M, Dirnagl U, Schwab J, LiMonta J, Saeed S, Santiago T, Maher M, Wu YK, Harel N, Monden K, Trost Z, Nguyen N, Morse L, Boals A, Wenzel L, Silveira S, Hughes R, Nosek M, LeDoux T, Taylor H, Diaz L, Robinson-Whelen S, Garshick E, Betz K, Krause J, Cao Y, Li C, Hon B, Kirshblum S, Khong CM, Dirlikov B, Shem K, Charlifue S, Song S, Burns S. Presentation abstracts. J Spinal Cord Med. 2018 Sep; 41(5):599-622. PMID: 30132748.
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    3. Overdorf P, Farkas GJ, Romanoski N. Transient anisocoria after a traumatic cervical spinal cord injury: A case report. J Spinal Cord Med. 2018 Aug 20; 1-4. PMID: 30124383.
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    4. Farkas GJ, Schlink BR, Fogg LF, Foucher KC, Wimmer MA, Shakoor N. Gait asymmetries in unilateral symptomatic hip osteoarthritis and their association with radiographic severity and pain. Hip Int. 2018 May 01; 1120700018773433. PMID: 29734841.
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    5. Farkas GJ, Gorgey AS, Dolbow DR, Berg AS, Gater DR. Sex dimorphism in the distribution of adipose tissue and its influence on proinflammatory adipokines and cardiometabolic profiles in motor complete spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2018 Feb 21; 1-15. PMID: 29465306.
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    6. Bresnahan JJ, Farkas GJ, Clasey JL, Yates JW, Gater DR. Arm crank ergometry improves cardiovascular disease risk factors and community mobility independent of body composition in high motor complete spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2018 Jan 15; 1-21. PMID: 29334345.
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    7. Gater DR, Farkas GJ, Berg AS, Castillo C. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in veterans with spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2018 Jan 11; 1-8. PMID: 29323633.
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    8. Gorgey AS, Farkas GJ, Dolbow DR, Khalil RE, Gater DR. Gender Dimorphism in Central Adiposity May Explain Metabolic Dysfunction After Spinal Cord Injury. PM R. 2018 Apr; 10(4):338-348. PMID: 28827208.
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    9. Rudra RT, Farkas GJ, Haidar S, Slavoski KE, Lokey NE, Hudson TR. Complementary alternative medicine practices and beliefs in spinal cord injury and non-spinal cord injured individuals. J Spinal Cord Med. 2017 Aug 06; 1-19. PMID: 28782431.
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    10. Farkas GJ, Gorgey AS, Dolbow DR, Berg AS, Gater DR. The influence of level of spinal cord injury on adipose tissue and its relationship to inflammatory adipokines and cardiometabolic profiles. J Spinal Cord Med. 2018 Jul; 41(4):407-415. PMID: 28758566.
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    11. Farkas GJ, Gater DR. Neurogenic obesity and systemic inflammation following spinal cord injury: A review. J Spinal Cord Med. 2018 Jul; 41(4):378-387. PMID: 28758554.
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    12. Farkas GJ, Shakoor N, Cvetanovich GL, Fogg LF, Orías AAE, Nho SJ. Vibratory sense deficits in patients with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2016 03; 16(1):40-4. PMID: 26944822.
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    13. Farkas GJ, Mazurek E, Marone JR. Learning style versus time spent studying and career choice: Which is associated with success in a combined undergraduate anatomy and physiology course? Anat Sci Educ. 2016 Mar-Apr; 9(2):121-31. PMID: 26301828.
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    14. Farkas GJ, Cvetanovich GL, Rajan KB, Espinoza Orías AA, Nho SJ. Impact of Femoroacetabular Impingement Morphology on Gait Assessment in Symptomatic Patients. Sports Health. 2015 Sep-Oct; 7(5):429-36. PMID: 26502419; PMCID: PMC4547117.
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