Rebecca Anne Stark, MD

General Surgery

On staff since December 2018

  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Theodorou C, Galganski L, Stark R,
      Traumatic posterolateral abdominal wall hernia in a pediatric patient.
      J Pediatr Surg Case Reports, 2019 : 4323-25
    • Trappey AF, Galganski L, Saadai P, Stephenson J, Stark R, Farmer DL, Langer JC, Hirose S.
      Surgical management of pediatric rectal prolapse: A survey of the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA)
      J Pediatr Surg. , 2019 March 18
    • Anderson JE, Galganski LA, Cheng Y, Stark RA, Saadai P, Stephenson JT, Hirose S.
      Epidemiology of gastroschisis: a population-based study in California from 1995-2012.
      J Pediatr Surg. , 2018 Dec. : 53(12)2399-2403
    • Anderson JE, Vanover MA, Saadai P, Stark RA, Stephenson JT, Hirose S.
      Epidemiology of Hirschsprung disease in California from 1995-2013.
      Pediatr Surg Int. , 2018 Dec. : 34(12)1299-1303
    • Anderson JE, Cheng Y, Stephenson JT, Saadai P, Stark RA, Hirose S.
      Incidence of gastrochisis in California.
      JAMA Surg. , 2018 Nov. 1 : 153(11)1053-1055
    • Anderson JE, Vanover MA, Saadai P, Stark RA, Stephenson JT, Hirose S.
      Epidemiology of Hirschsprung disease in California from 1995 to 2013
      Pediatr Surg Int., 2018 Oct. 15 : 34(12)
    • Anderson JE, Stark RA.
      AdrenalCortical Tumor in a Newborn followed by a Choroid Plexus Tumor: A Case of Li-Fraumeni Syndrome.
      J Pediatr Surg Case Reports., 2018 June : 3358–61
    • Kabagambe S, Lankford L, Kumar P, Chen YJ, Herout K, Lee C, Stark R, Farmer DL, Wang A.
      Isolation of a myogenic progenitor cell population from human placenta; a pilot study.
      J Pediatr Surg. , 2017 Dec. : 52(12)2078-2082
    • Anderson JE, Stark RA, Saadai P, Hirose S.
      Association of Procedures and Patient Factors With 30-Day Readmission Rates After Pediatric Surgery.
      JAMA Surg. , 2017 Oct. 1 : 152(10)980-98
    • Pet GE, Stark RA, Meehan JJ, Javid PJ.
      Outcomes of bedside sutureless umbilical closure without endotracheal intubation for gastroschisis repair in surgical infants.
      Am J Surg. , 2017 May : 213(5)958-962
    • Keller B, Kabagambe S, Becker J, Chen YJ, Goodman L, Clark-Wronski J, Furakawa K, Stark R, Rahm A, Hirose S, Raff G.
      Intercostal Nerve Cryoablation versus Thoracic Epidural Catheters for Postoperative Analgesia Following Pectus Excavatum Repair: Preliminary Outcomes in Twenty-Six Cryoablation Patients.
      J Pediatr Surg. , 2016 Dec. : 51(12)2033-2038
    • Farmer DL, Stark RA.
      Should Patients Choose Their Care?
      JAMA Surg. , 2016 May 1 : 151(5)415-6
    • Jabaji Z, Stark R, Dunn JC.
      Regeneration of enteric ganglia in mechanically lengthened jejunum after restoration into intestinal continuity
      J Pediatr Surg. , 2013 Jan. : 48(1)118-23
    • Lee SL, Yaghoubian A, Stark R, Munoz V, Kaji A.
      Are There Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Use of Restraints and Outcomes in Children Following Motor Vehicle Crashes?
      J Pediatr Surg. , 2012 June : 47(6)1192-5
    • Stark R and Dunn JC.
      Mechanical Enterogenesis.: A Review. Journal of Healthcare Engineering.
      Journal of Healthcare Engineering, 2012 June : v3229-242
    • DeUgarte D, Stark R, Kaji A, Yaghoubian A, Tolan A, Lee SL.
      Obesity Does Not Impact Outcomes for Appendicitis.
      Am Surg., 2012 Feb. : 78(2)254-7
    • 19. Stark R, Panduranga M, Carman G, Dunn JCY.
      Development of an Endoluminal Intestinal Lengthening Capsule.
      J Pediatr Surg. , 2012 Jan. : 47(1)136-41
    • S.L. Lee, Stark R, Yaghoubian A, Kaji A, Shekherdimian S.
      Does Age Affect the Outcomes And Management of Pediatric Appendicitis?
      J Pediatr Surg. , 2011 Dec. : 46(12)2342-5
    • Stark R, Zupekan T, Bondada S, Dunn JCY.
      Restoration of mechanically lengthened jejunum into intestinal continuity in rats.
      J Pediatr Surg. , 2011 Dec. : 46(12)2321-6
    • Stark R, Lee S, Putnam B, Neville A, Bricker S.
      Common denominators in death from pediatric back-over trauma.
      Am Surg. , 2011 Oct. : 77(10)1420-2
    • Lee SL, Yaghoubian A, Stark R, Shekherdimian S.
      Equal Access to Healthcare Does Not Eliminate Disparities in the Management of Adults with Appendicitis.
      J Surg Res., 2011 Oct. : 170(2)209-13
    • Lei NY, Ma G, Zupekan T, Stark R, Puder M, Dunn JC.
      Controlled release of vascular endothelial growth factor enhances intestinal adaptation in rats with extensive small intestinal resection.
      Surgery, 2011 Aug. : 150(2)186-90

    Book Chapters

    • Galganski LA, Stark RA.
      Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumors Chapter
      Pediatric Surgery NaT., 2018 May

    Published Books, Videos, Software, etc.

    • Stark, R.
      Eblast Literature Review for APSA Cancer Committee, 2018 April

    Published Abstracts

    • Anderson JA, Cheng Y, Stephenson J, Saadai P, Stark RA
      Risk of Gastroschisis is Higher in Rural Counties in California.
      JAMA Surg.
    • 3. Galganski L, Kabagambe SK, Trappey F, Vanover M, Langer JC, Stephenson J, Stark RA, Hirose S, Saadai P.
      Establishing a Surgery-Driven Multidisciplinary Pediatric Colorectal Center.
      J Pediatr Surg.
    • Anderson JA, Saadai P, Stephenson J, Hirose S, Stark RA.
      Incidence and outcomes of Appendicitis in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
      J Pediatr Surg.
    • Anderson JA, Galganski LA, Cheng Y, Stark RA, Saadai P, Stephenson J, Hirose S.
      Epidemiology of Gastroschisis: A Population-Based Study in California from 1995-2012.
      J Pediatr Surg.

    Other Publications

    • Galganski L, Lee C, Pivetti C, Lansford L, Stark RA.,
      Myogenic progenitor cells seeded on extracellular matrix demonstrate engraftment in a rodent model of congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
      American Academy of Pediatrics national meeting poster presentation, 2018


Board Certification(s)

Surgery - General
Pediatric Surgery

Medical/Professional School

St George's University, Grenada


Surgery - General, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Torrance


Pediatric Surgery, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle