James C. Farmer, MD


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.

Appointments

Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthropedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Specialty

Subspecialty

Spine

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
American Orthopaedic Association
Cervical Spine Research Society
Jefferson Orthopaedic Society
North American Spine Society

Specialized Centers

Education

MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine

Internship

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Residency

McKay Laboratory of Orthopaedic Surgery Research, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Fellowship

 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

State Licensure

New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey
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Dr. James Farmer, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Contact Information

Office Locations

East River Professional Building
523 East 72nd Street
3rd floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1591
Fax: 212.774.2909

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

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