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John T. Farrar, MD

John T. Farrar, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Neurology Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Farrar is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 1995

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.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Memberships

A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Adaptive Design Study Evaluating The Analgesic Efficacy and Safety of Intravenous CR845 In Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery. Cara Therapeutics, Inc., National American College of Epidemiology, National American Pain Society, National American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, National Apkarian 14-025-E "Corticostriatal Plasticity in the Transition to Chronic Pain: Effect of L-dopa", National Effect of COMT Genetic Polymorphisms on Response to Propranolol Therapy in Temporomandibular Disorder (SOPPRANO), National Food and Drug Administration, Anesthetic and Life Support Drugs Advisory Board, National Indian Clinical Epidemiology Network, International Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment on Clinical Trials (IMMPACT), National International Association for the Study of Pain, International International Society for Pharmaco-Epidemiology, International National Institutes of Health NAME Scientific Review Committee, National National Institutes of Health NCCAM CERC Scientific Review Committee, National National Institutes of Health NIDCR ZDE1 VH22 Ad Hoc Scientific Review Committee for R34 and U01s, National NIH Special Emphasis Panel, National Institutes of Health-"Behavioral Interventions, Obesity and Chronic Pain", National NIH Special Emphasis Panel, National Institutes of Health, ZDE1 CF-(02), National Pfizer, National Philadelphia Pain Society, Local Safety and Effectiveness of Live Zoster Vaccine in Anti-TNF Users (The VERVE Trial), National The American Academy of Neurology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Farrar is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

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.

Selected Publications:

Bao T, Seidman A, Li Q, Seluzicki C, Blinder V, Meghani SH, Farrar JT, Mao JJ: Living with chronic pain: perceptions of breast cancer survivors. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 169 (1): 2018.

Giuffrida MA, Farrar JT, Brown DC.: Psychometric properties of the Canine Symptom Assessment Scale, a multidimensional owner-reported questionnaire instrument for assessment of physical symptoms in dogs with solid tumors. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 251 (12): 1405-1414,2017.

DiBonaventura MD, Sadosky A, Concialdi K, Hopps M, Kudel I, Parsons B, Cappelleri JC, Hlavacek P, Alexander AH, Stacey BR, Markman JD, Farrar JT: The prevalence of probable neuropathic pain in the US: results from a multimodal general-population health survey. Journal of Pain Research 10 (2525-2538): 2017.

Robson JC, Tomasson G, Milman N, Ashdown S, Boonen A, Casey GC, Cronholm PF, Cuthbertson D, Dawson J, Direskeneli H, Easley E, Kermani TA, Farrar JT, Gebhart D, Lanier G, Luqmani RA, Mahr A, McAlear CA, Peck J, Shea B, Shea JA, Sreih AG, Tugwell PS, Merkel PA: OMERACT Endorsement of Patient-reported Outcome Instruments in Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-associated Vasculitis. The Journal of Rheumatology 44 (10): 2017.

Wang S, Giannakopoulos H, Lowstetter J, Kaye L, Lee C, Secreto S, Ho V, Hutcheson MC, Farrar JT, Wang P, Doyle G, Cooper SA, Hersh EV: Lack of Methemoglobin Elevations After Topical Applications of Benzocaine Alone or Benzocaine Plus Tetracaine to the Oral Mucosa. Clinical Therapeutics 39 (10): 2103-210,2017.

Roy CN, Snyder PJ, Stephens-Shields AJ, Artz AS, Bhasin S, Cohen HJ, Farrar JT, Gill TM, Zeldow B, Cella D, Barrett-Connor E, Cauley JA, Crandall JP, Cunningham GR, Ensrud KE, Lewis CE, Matsumoto AM, Molitch ME, Pahor M, Swerdloff RS, Cifelli D, Hou X, Resnick SM, Walston JD, Anton S, Basaria S, Diem SJ, Wang C, Schrier SL, Ellenberg SS: Association of Testosterone Levels With Anemia in Older Men: A Controlled Clinical Trial. JAMA Internal Medicine 177 (7): 480-490,2017.

Lee I, Garland SN, DeMichele A, Farrar JT, Im EO, Mao JJ: A cross-sectional survey of pain catastrophising and acupuncture use among breast cancer survivors. Acupuncture in Medicine 35 (1): 38-43,2017.

Lai HH, Jemielita T, Sutcliffe S, Bradley CS, Naliboff B, Williams DA, Gereau RW 4th, Kreder K, Clemens JQ, Rodriguez LV, Krieger JN, Farrar JT, Robinson N, Landis JR; MAPP Research Network: Characterization of Whole Body Pain in Urological Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome at Baseline: A MAPP Research Network Study. The Journal of Urology : 2017.

Resnick SM, Matsumoto AM, Stephens-Shields AJ, Ellenberg SS, Gill TM, Shumaker SA, Pleasants DD, Barrett-Connor E, Bhasin S, Cauley JA, Cella D, Crandall JP, Cunningham GR, Ensrud KE, Farrar JT, Lewis CE, Molitch ME, Pahor M, Swerdloff RS, Cifelli D, Anton S, Basaria S, Diem SJ, Wang C, Hou X, Snyder PJ: Testosterone Treatment and Cognitive Function in Older Men with Low Testosterone and Age-Associated Memory Impairment. JAMA Internal Medicine 317 (7): 717-727,2017.

Johnston JM, Wilson JM, Smith AL, Farrar JT, Kallan MJ, Veeder CL: Using a Cageside Device for Testing Glycosylated Hemoglobin in Cynomolgus Macaques (Macaca fascicularis). Journal of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science 56 (1): 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Room 816, Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Phone: (215) 898-5802
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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