Board of Directors Member

Former Chair of Critical Care Department of Mayo Clinic

Doctor J. Christopher Farmer has more than a decade of experience as a physician executive member and leader of not-for-profit boards of large medical professional organizations. He previously served as Professor and Chair, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Doctor Farmer established several foundational international critical care education programs. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief, Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program (MCCKAP). He is the editor and author of numerous books related to critical care, education, and disaster medical response. Doctor 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. Doctor Farmer has received numerous national awards and citations as an internationally recognized educator and executive leader in critical care medicine. He was recognized as the outstanding physician in the Air Force as well as the Department of Defense for his work developing the CCATT program.


• B.S., Texas A&M University
• M.D., McGovern Medical School, University of Texas, Houston
• Residency, Internal Medicine, Wilford Hall Medical Center
• Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, St. Louis University and Mercy Hospital, St. Louis