Meet Dr. Deborah FarrBreast Cancer Specialist in Dallas

Specializing in the surgical treatment of breast cancer in both women and men, UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Deborah Farr, M.D., collaborates with patients to create treatment plans they believe in.

Deborah Farr, M.D.: Breast Surgeon

“I explain all the options available, and we make the choice of treatment together,” she says. “It is important that my patients are confident and comfortable with their care plan.”

Trained in the latest techniques for breast surgery, Dr. Farr performs procedures that include lumpectomy, mastectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and axillary lymph node dissection. When appropriate, she performs prophylactic (preventive) surgery in patients at high risk for developing hereditary breast cancer.

She also performs oncoplastic surgery, which is an advanced form of lumpectomy that rearranges tissue to achieve the best cosmetic result. In addition, she is trained to perform tumescent surgery, an innovative technique that can decrease bleeding, reduce surgical time, and prevent tissue damage.

Dr. Farr is board certified in general surgery, and she completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. She is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, American College of Surgeons, and Association of Women Surgeons.

Dr. Farr’s research interests include triple negative breast cancer, high-risk patients and populations, and leading-edge techniques to improve the appearance of the breast after surgery.

Creating Comfort in Care

In treating patients, Dr. Farr partners with medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, reconstructive surgeons, pathologists, and other multidisciplinary colleagues to provide comprehensive care.

Dr. Farr considers it an honor to help her patients through a difficult time in their lives.

“It’s my privilege to serve these patients and to play a role in this vulnerable space in their lives,” she says. “I want to do anything I can to help them navigate such a stressful experience and make their journey through breast cancer easier.”