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R. Screven Farmer, M.D.
Physician Member

R.. Screven Farmer, MD, appointed to the Arizona Medical Board in 2014, has practiced Anesthesiology in Tucson, Arizona for over 30 years. Dr. Farmer has had extensive clinical experience in multiple areas of anesthesia practice including cardiac, neurosurgical, intensive care and outpatient anesthesia and has interests in neuropharmacology and the neurobiology of consciousness. He has extensive background and long-standing interest in healthcare quality measurement and improvement.


Dr. Farmer is currently President of Southern Arizona Anesthesia Services, President of the Arizona Anesthesia Society, and sits on the board of directors of the Arizona Medical Association and of the Carondelet Foundation in Tucson. Past experience includes service as Chair of Anesthesiology, Chair of Quality Improvement, and Medical Staff President of St. Joseph's Hospital. His academic background includes a Bachelor of Science degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology, a Doctor of Medicine from Emory University, internship at the University of Arizona, and residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Wisconsin. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.