- Fetal and pediatric surgery
- Birth defects diagnosis and treatment
Ms. Farrell is a Clinical Nurse V for the Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of California San Francisco. She is currently the Director of the Fetal Treatment Center. The Fetal Treatment Center receives hundreds of referrals annually. Ms. Farrell utilizes her many years of neonatal experience to provide referring physicians and patients with information on the etiology, pathophysiology and the evaluation process of fetuses with congenital anomalies.
When a referral is made to the Fetal Treatment Center, Ms. Farrell obtains the history from the referring physician and has the obstetrical history and ultrasound sent to UCSF. The following week the patient is then presented before the Fetal Treatment Center Team. At that time recommendations are forwarded to the patient and the referring physician.
In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Ms. Farrell also maintains the database on all patient referrals. These statistics assist both the surgeons and postdoctoral research fellows with their publications. Most importantly, they provide information to both change and refine the current surgical procedures now performed at the Fetal Treatment Center.
Ms. Farrell has been a registered nurse at UCSF since 1979. Prior to her work at the Fetal Treatment Center in 1994, she held various positions in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery at UCSF. She was a staff nurse for ten years and a member of the Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Team. From 1991-1994, Mrs. Farrell was the Coordinator of the Neonatal/Pediatric ECMO Program.
Ms. Farrell received her undergraduate degree from the University of California San Francisco. She has completed her studies for an Advanced Practice Pediatric Nurse Practitioner masters degree from UCSF. Mrs. Farrell is a native San Franciscan.
She lives on the San Francisco peninsula with her husband and three children.