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J. Christopher FARMER, United States / Intensivist


Department of Critical Care Medicine
Mayo Clinic


Educational Background
• 1982
- The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA (M.D.)
• 1985
- Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, USA (Residency, Internal Medicine)
• 1987
- St. Louis University & St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA (Fellowship, Critical
Care Medicine)

Work Experience
Dr. Chris Farmer is a critical care physician. He serves as Professor and Chair, Department of Critical
Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona. He previously serviced at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota as
Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program Director Associate Dean, Mayo School of Graduate Medical
Education and, Associate Chair for Education, Department of Medicine.

Dr. Farmer is President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and has served as SCCM
Council Member and Treasurer Program Chair, SCCM Congress Founding Editor-in-Chief,
Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program (MCCKAP) Supplements Editor, Critical
Care Medicine and, textbook editor, Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) and Fundamental
Disaster Management (FDM) programs. He is the editor and author of numerous books related to
critical care, education, and disaster medical response.

Dr. Farmer is a retired Air Force Colonel and Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Uniformed Services
University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He also served as a senior
physician utive in the hospital, health plans-insurance, supply chain management, and homeland
security sectors. He is one of the founders of the Department of Defense Critical Care Aeromedical
Transport Team (CCATT) program, the largest critical care transport system in the world. While in the
Air Force, Doctor Farmer served as Chief of Inpatient Services at Wilford Hall Medical Center, and as
Chief Medical Officer for TRICARE Southwest, a multi-state Federal HMO. Doctor Farmer also served as
the Special Assistant to the Air Force Surgeon General for Homeland Defense and Medical
Preparedness.

Publications
Articles
1. Dara S, Farmer JC: Preparedness lessons from modern disasters and wars, Critical Care Clinics
2009 25:47–65
2. Hosur S, Farmer JC: Evaluation of Shock, BMJ Knowledge, 2009
3. Grafft C, Gunderson H, Langman L, Farmer JC, Leung N: High-dose continuous venovenous
hemofiltration combined with charcoal hemoperfusion for methotrexate removal. NDT Plus. 2011
4(2):87-9.
4. Chandra S, Agarwal D, Hanson A, Farmer JC, Pickering BW, Gajic O, Herasevich V. The use of an
electronic medical record based automatic calculation tool to quantify risk of unplanned readmission
to the intensive care unit: A validation study. J Crit Care. 2011 26:634.e9-634.e15. Epub 2011 Jun
28.

Books
1. Wall MH, Roberts PC, Farmer JC (co-editors): Critical Management of Intensive Care Patients, 2nd
edition. PocketMedicine.com, New York, 2010.
2. Farmer JC, Wax RJ, Baldisseri MR (editors). Disaster preparedness for critical care units (textbook),
SCCM Press, 2012.

Editorals
1. Farmer JC: NOTICE: All Employees Must Wash Hands Before Returning To Work (?), editorial, Crit
Care Med, 37:2307-2309, 2009.
2. Hubmayr RD, Farmer JC: Should We “Rescue” Patients With 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) and Lung Injury
From Conventional Mechanical Ventilation? CHEST, 137:745, 2010.
3. Farmer JC. Therapeutic hypothermia: Is there an unintended surcharge? Crit Care Med, 39:1570,
2011.
4. Farmer JC. The aftermath: Ensuring continuity of operations for hospitals and critical care units, Crit
Care Med, 40:1000, 2012

Book Chapters
1. Christian M, Farmer JC: Triage, in Geiling J, Talmor D, Rubinson L (eds.), Fundamentals of Disaster
Medicine, 3rd edition, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2009
2. Farmer JC: Graft versus Host Disease, in Wall MH, Roberts PC, Farmer JC (co-editors): Critical
Management of Intensive Care Patients, 2nd edition. PocketMedicine.com, New York, 2010.
3. Farmer JC: Ventilator Management Algorithms, Wall MH, Roberts PC, Farmer JC (co-editors): Critical
Management of Intensive Care Patients, 2nd edition. PocketMedicine.com, New York, 2010.
4. Farmer JC: Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia, in Wall MH, Roberts PC, Farmer JC (co-
editors): Critical Management of Intensive Care Patients, 2nd edition. PocketMedicine.com, New
York, 2010.
5. Farmer JC: Sepsis Management Algorithms, in Wall MH, Roberts PC, Farmer JC (co-editors): Critical
Management of Intensive Care Patients, 2nd edition. PocketMedicine.com, New York, 2010.
6. Farmer JC. Critical Care Medicine. In: Ficalora RD et al editor. Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Board
Review. 10th Edition. Rochester: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press 2013. p. 191-204.

Honors/Awards
• 2008
- Recipient, Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Critical Care Fellowship, Teaching Award: Staff Teacher of
the Year
• 2006
- Recipient, Mayo Fellows Association, Teacher of the Year Award, Internal Medicine Subspecialties
• 2006
- Recipient, Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Critical Care Fellowship, Teaching Award: Staff Teacher of
the Year
• 2006
- Recipient, Distinguished Alumnus Award, the University of Texas, Medical School at Houston
• 2005
- Recipient, Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Critical Care Fellowship, Teaching Award: Staff Clinician of
the Year
• 2004
- Recipient, Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Critical Care Fellowship, Teaching Award: Staff Clinician of
the Year
• 2004
- Recipient, Excellence in Teaching Recognition Award, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
• 2003
- Recipient, Distinguished Service Award for Exceptional Leadership, Society of Critical Care Medicine
(National Award)
• 1997-1999
2001-2005
- Recipient, President’s Citation Award for Outstanding
Contributions, Society of Critical Care Medicine
• 1997
- Recipient, The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Fisher Award for Excellence in Military
Medicine, The Department of Defense Outstanding Air Force Physician (National Award)
• 1996
- Recipient, Air Force Association Paul W. Myers Award – The Air Force Physician of the Year
(National Award)
• 1995, 1996
- Finalist, Gold Headed Cane Outstanding Physician Award, Wilford Hall Medical Center
• 1988, 1989
- Recipient, Teacher of the Year Award, Housestaff Association, USAF Medical Center, Scott
• 1984
- Recipient, Arthur C. Grollman Award for Outstanding Resident Research, USAF Regional Meeting of
the American College of Physicians
• 1978
- Magna Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi, Mortar Board, Who’s Who in American Colleges and
Universities, and Beta Beta Beta Graduate of Texas A&M University