John T. Farrar, M.D., Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Room 816, Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-898-5802
Fax: 215-573-5315
Education:
ScB. (Biology, Computer Science minor)
Brown University, 1976.
M.D.
The University of Rochester School of Medicine, 1981.
M.S.C.E. (Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
The University of Pennsylvania, 2000.
Ph.D. (Graduate Group - Biostatistics and Epidemiology)
The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2004.
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Description of Research Expertise

Research related to pain including the use of new pain medications, brain function in people with pain, complementary and alternative therapies, and new methodologies for understanding how patients report their pain in clinical trials. Current research includes ongoing studies of acupuncture for the treatment of pain in osteo-arthritis patients and chronic fatigue in cancer patients, brain imaging of patients with pain, and studies of cancer treatment related pain.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Focuses on all aspects of pain and symptom therapy in cancer patients as a member of the Symptom and Palliative Care Team and as a collaborator in the development of a multi-disciplinary program for the evaluation and treatment of patients with pain.

Selected Publications

Kohli AA, Vossough A, Mallery RM, Woo JH, Sheldon CA, Paley GL, Digre KB, Friedman DI, Farrar JT, McCormack SE, Liu GT, Szperka CL: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Pediatric Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome. Pediatric Neurology 99: 31-39, Oct 2019.

Kennedy GT, Hill CM, Huang Y, So A, Fosnot J, Wu L, Farrar JT, Tchou J: Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Protocol Reduces Narcotic Requirement and Length of Stay in Patients Undergoing Mastectomy with Implant-Based Reconstruction. American Journal of Surgery Oct 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2019.10.007. [Epub ahead of print]

Theken KN, Hersh EV, Lahens NF, Lee HM, Li X, Granquist EJ, Giannakopoulos HE, Levin LM, Secreto SA, Grant GR, Detre JA, FitzGerald GA, Grosser T, Farrar JT: Variability in the Analgesic Response to Ibuprofen Is Associated With Cyclooxygenase Activation in Inflammatory Pain. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 106(3): 632-641, Sept 2019.

Gallagher RM, Polomano RC, Giordano NA, Farrar JT, Guo W, Taylor L, Oslin D, Goff BJ, Buckenmaier CC: Prospective Cohort Study Examining the use of Regional Anesthesia for Early Pain Management After Combat-Related Extremity Injury. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Sept 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1136/rapm-2019-100773. [Epub ahead of print]

Tomasson G, Farrar JT, Cuthbertson D, McAlear CA, Ashdown S, Cronholm PF, Dawson J, Gebhart D, Lanier G, Luqmani RA, Milman N, Peck J, Robson JC, Shea JA, Carette S, Khalidi N, Koening CL, Langford CA, Monach PA, Moreland L, Pagnoux C, Specks U, Sreih AG, Ytterberg SR, Merkel PA, Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium: Feasibility and Construct Validation of the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System in Systemic Vasculitis. Journal of Rheumatology 46(8): 928-934, Aug 2019.

Gewandter JS, McDermott MP, He H, Gao S, Cai X, Farrar JT, Katz NP Markman JD, Senn S, Turk DC, Dworkin RH: Demonstrating Heterogeneity of Treatment Effects Among Patients: An Overlooked but Important Step Toward Precision Medicine. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 106(1): 204-210, July 2019.

Harte SE, Schrepf A, Gallop R, Kruger GH Lai HHH, Sutcliffe S, Halvorson M, Ichesco E, Naliboff BD, Afari N, Harris RE, Farrar JT, Tu F, Landis JR, Clauw DJ, MAPP Research Network: Quantitative Assessment of Nonpelvic Pressure Pain Sensitivity in Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: a MAPP Research Network Study. Pain 160(6): 1270-1280, Jun 2019.

Heath JK, Weissman GE, Clancy CB, Shou H, Farrar JT, Dine CJ: Assessment of Gender-Based Linguistic Differences in Physician Trainee Evaluations of Medical Faculty Using Automated Text Mining. JAMA Network Open May 2019.

Farrar JT: Pain Interference on Quality of Life Is Not Just About Physical Function. Pain Medicine 20(2): 211-212, Feb 2019.

Hersh EV, Secreto S, Wang S, Giannakopoulos H, Mousavian M, Lesavoy B, Hutcheson MC, Farrar JT, Wang P, Doyle G, Cooper SA: A Proof-of-Concept Study Using Quantitative Sensory Threshold Analysis to Compare 2 Intraoral Topical Anesthetics. Clinical Therapeutics 41(2): 291-302, Feb 2019.

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Last updated: 06/19/2020
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