Provider Bio

About the Provider

Dr. Farkouh grew up in New York City. She was first introduced to medicine and realized her calling as a high school student working summers in the research lab of her cousin, a surgeon. Instilled with a strong work ethic by her first-generation American parents, she was accepted into an accelerated undergraduate/medical school program as a high school senior. As part of this six-year program, she received her undergraduate degree in biology from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and her medical degree from Albany Medical College, also in New York. The program required participation in summer internships, which is where she was introduced to Maternal-Fetal Medicine, publishing her first paper and discovering her field.

Dr. Farkouh completed her OB/GYN residency at the State University of New York in Stony Brook and her Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. After completing her fellowship in 1997, she remained in Denver as a perinatologist in private practice for 16 years. She also served as the associate director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center-Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children and as the medical director of the Center for Perinatal Medicine at Exempla St. Joseph Hospital, both in Denver.

In caring for women with high-risk pregnancies, Dr. Farkouh’s passion is making sure her patients and their families understand what is happening, all their questions are answered and they never leave feeling confused. Her goal is to care for the whole patient, getting to know her, her family and their situation to arrive at treatment and management plans that are best for them. Clinically, she has particular interest in vaccinations during pregnancy. She is also internationally recognized in the area of delayed-interval delivery in multifetal pregnancies. This procedure can be used in select instances of multiple gestations to deliver one sibling and allow the other(s) to remain in the uterus for further development.

Dr. Farkouh and her family recently relocated to the Portland area from Denver. She and her husband and their two young daughters enjoy the outdoors, and she has recently started teaching her kids to ski.

Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2001
  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1998

Education

  • Fellowship:

    Maternal Fetal Medicine, University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1997

  • Residency:

    OB/GYN, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1995

  • Internship:

    OB/GYN, Temple Univeristy Hospital, 1993

  • Medical School:

    Doctor of Medicine, Albany Medical College, 1991

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science, Biology, Union College, 1989

Memberships

  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

  • Oregon Medical Association

Awards

  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2018

Publications and Presentations

Delivery of Twins, MFM Express Didactics Series, September 21, 2018

Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy Top 10 Things You Need to Know, MFM Express Didactics Series, September 21, 2017

Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy: An Update,  Perinatal Progress, August, 2016

Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy: An Update, Perinatal Progress, April, 2015

 

Patient Survey Responses (38)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.48 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.63 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.63 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.49 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.58 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.41 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.47 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.61 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.59 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.66 out of 5
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