James C. Farmer, MD, specializes in the treatment of spinal conditions and orthopedic trauma. He is an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Farmerís clinical expertise involves care of patients with cervical, thoracic, and lumbar degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, skeletal dysplasia, spine regeneration, and spinal deformity surgery in both adults and children. His background in orthopedic trauma includes service at the Keesler Medical Center, Biloxi, Mississippi, one of the largest medical centers in the US Air Force, where he was Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon and Chief, Spine Surgery. Inclusive of his work at HSS, Dr. Farmer maintains an academic appointment with the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, for which he is dedicated to providing surgical instruction for medical students seeking to become physicians who will care for those serving in all branches of the US military.
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Farmer is a dedicated clinician and educator who is involved with numerous hospital committees at HSS, including the coordination of comprehensive surgical training programs for new physicians.
Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthropedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
American Orthopaedic Association
Cervical Spine Research Society
Jefferson Orthopaedic Society
North American Spine Society
One of the goals of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.
As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies if payments were received during the prior year, or if the HSS physician currently receives payment. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.
As of April 14, 2014, Dr. Farmer reported no financial interest relationships with healthcare industry.
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McKay Laboratory of Orthopaedic Surgery Research, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
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