President


J. Christopher Farmer, MD, FCCM, is Professor and Chair, Department of Critical Care Medicine, at Mayo Clinic Arizona. He previously served at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, as Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program Director, Associate Dean of the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, and Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Farmer is also a retired Air Force Colonel and 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. He served as the Special Assistant to the Air Force Surgeon General for Homeland Defense and Medical Preparedness.

In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Farmer is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians. The recipient of multiple honors and awards for teaching, clinical practice, and military medicine, Dr. Farmer has also published extensively. His research interests include sepsis, acute lung injury and respiratory failure, high-frequency oscillatory mechanical ventilation, homeland security and medical preparedness, and critical care patient transport.

Dr. Farmer’s involvement with the Society stretches back to 1986, when he served on the editorial panel for the Annual Critical Care Self-Assessment Program. Since then, highlights of his Society involvement include Council Member and Treasurer; Program Chair, 33rd Annual Critical Care Congress; founding editor-in-chief of the Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program; supplements editor for the journal, Critical Care Medicine; and textbook editor for Fundamental Critical Care Support and Fundamental Disaster Management programs. In addition, Dr. Farmer has served in various capacities for the American Board of Internal Medicine, United States Medical Licensing Examination and National Board of Medical Examiners, and Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.

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43rd Critical Care Congress Presidential Address