Joseph (J Christopher) C. Farmer, M.D.

  1. Critical Care Specialist
  2. Internist
  3. Chair, Critical Care Medicine, Arizona
  1. Sepsis
  1. Mechanical ventilation
  • Sepsis
  • Acute lung injury
  • Acute respiratory failure
  • Alternate modes of mechanical ventilation
  • Homeland security and medical preparedness
  • Critical care patient transport
  1. 1987
    Fellow - Critical Care Medicine, PGY4-5St. Louis University & St. Johns Mercy Medical Center
  2. 1985
    Resident - Internal Medicine PGY1-3Wilford Hall Medical Center, United States Air Force
  3. 1982
    MDUniversity of Texas Medical School at Houston
  4. 1978
    BS - BiologyTexas A&M University

Certifications

  1. 1987
    Critical Care MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 1985
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2016
    Distinguished Service Award for Exceptional Leadership (National Award)Society of Critical Care Medicine
  2. 2015
    Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical EducationMultidisciplinary Mayo Critical Care Fellowship, Department of Internal Medicine
  3. 2008
    Staff Teacher of the YearMultidisciplinary Mayo Critical Care Fellowship, Department of Internal Medicine
  4. 2006
    Staff Teacher of the YearMultidisciplinary Mayo Critical Care Fellowship, Department of Internal Medicine
  5. 2006
    Teacher of the Year AwardInternal Medicine Subspecialties, Mayo Fellows Association
  6. 2006
    Distinguished Alumnus AwardUniversity of Texas Medical School at Houston
  7. 2003
    Distinguished Service Award for Exceptional Leadership (National Award)Society of Critical Care Medicine
  8. 2003
    Excellence in Teaching RecognitionMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  9. 2003
    Staff Clinician of the YearMultidisciplinary Mayo Critical Care Fellowship, Department of Internal Medicine
  10. 2001
    Defense Meritorious Service MedalUnited States Department of Defense
  11. 2001
    President's Citation Award for Outstanding ContributionsSociety of Critical Care Medicine
  12. 1999
    Meritorious Service MedalUnited States Air Force
  13. 1997
    President's Citation Award for Outstanding ContributionsSociety of Critical Care Medicine
  14. 1997
    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)Awarding Organization
  15. 1996
    Paul W. Myers Award - The Air Force Physician of the Year (National Award)Air Force Association
  16. 1996
    Air Force Achievement MedalUnited States Air Force
  17. 1996
    Meritorious Service MedalUnited States Air Force
  18. 1995
    Finalist, Gold Headed Cane Outstanding Physician AwardWilford Hall Medical Center, United States Air Force
  19. 1995
    Meritorious Service MedalUnited States Air Force
  20. 1990
    Meritorious Service MedalUnited States Air Force
  21. 1988
    Teacher of the Year AwardHousestaff Association, USAF Medical Center, Scott
  22. 1984
    Arthur C. Grollman Award for Outstanding Resident Research (National Award)USAF Regional Meeting of the American College of Physicians
  23. 1978
    Beta Beta Beta GraduateTexas A&M University
  24. 1978
    Who's Who in American Colleges and UniversitiesTexas A&M University
  25. 1978
    Mortar BoardTexas A&M University
  26. 1978
    Phi Kappa PhiTexas A&M University
  27. 1978
    Magna Cum LaudeTexas A&M University
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Professional memberships

  1. 2016 - present
    ChairPolicy and Governance Committee for Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2014 - 2016
    MemberPolicy and Governance Committee for Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 2014
    PresidentSociety of Critical Care Medicine
  4. 2012 - 2013
    President ElectSociety of Critical Care Medicine
  5. 2011 - 2015
    Member, Past PresidentExecutive Governance Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  6. 2010 - 2012
    TreasurerSociety of Critical Care Medicine
  7. 2009 - 2012
    MemberUSMLE Step 3 Interdisciplinary Review Committee, National Board of Medical Examiners
  8. 2007 - 2014
    ChairMaintenance of Certification Committee for Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  9. 2007 - 2009
    RepresentativeQuality Improvement Science Self-Assessment and Maintenance of Certification, Joint Panel of the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics, and American Board of Family Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  10. 2006 - 2010
    MemberUSMLE Step 3 Test Material Development Committee (TMDC) for Acute Care, National Board of Medical Examiners
  11. 2006 - 2010
    Elected LeaderCouncil of Governance, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  12. 2005 - 2013
    MemberCritical Care Committee, Critical Care Service, Department of Internal Medicine
  13. 2005 - 2013
    MemberCritical Care Executive Committee, Critical Care Committee, Critical Care Service
  14. 2005 - present
    Associate Director for EducationProgram in Translational Immunovirology and Biodefense, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  15. 2003 - 2004
    Program Chair33rd Annual International Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  16. 2002 - 2006
    MemberRecent Advances Committee, Continuous Professional Development Program, American Board of Internal Medicine
  17. 1999 - 2006
    MemberCritical Care Medicine Test and Policy Committee, American Board of Internal Medicine
  18. 1998 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Critical Care Medicine
  19. 1997 - 1999
    Board MemberBoard of Directors, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base
  20. 1995 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Chest Physicians
  21. 1994 - 1997
    ReviewerCritical Care Training Program, Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  22. 1994 - 1997
    MemberInternal Medicine Residency Review Committee, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  23. 1993 - 1999
    National Faculty MemberFundamental Critical Care Support, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  24. 1993
    Course DirectorSociety of Critical Care Medicine
  25. 1991 - 1999
    ChairCritical Care Committee, Wilford Hall Medical Center, United States Air Force
  26. 1991 - 1996
    ChairCPR Committee, Wilford Hall Medical Center, United States Air Force
  27. 1991 - 1994
    Editor-in-ChiefMultidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Program, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  28. 1991 - 1992
    ChairSelf-Assessment Programs Committee (CCSAP & MCCKAP), Society of Critical Care Medicine
  29. 1989 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  30. 1987 - present
    DiplomateCritical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  31. 1987 - 1990
    ChairSpecial Care Committee, USAF Medical Center, Scott Air Force Base
  32. 1986 - 1989
    MemberEditorial Panel, Annual Critical Care Self-Assessment Program, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  33. 1985 - present
    DiplomateAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  34.  
    ChairInpatient Safety Team, Department of Internal Medicine
  35.  
    Team LeaderDMHC Sub-Committee to Reform ICU to Floor Transfer Processes, Department of Internal Medicine
  36.  
    Vice ChairAccreditation Regulatory Subcommittee - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  37.  
    MemberCritical Care Fellowship Education Committee, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
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Publications

Research activities

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