Lisa R. Farmer, MDAssociate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Dr. Farmer is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Medical Director of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Perioperative Blood Management Program. As the Associate Program Director and Chair of the Education Committee for the anesthesiology residency, she is responsible for the coordination of graduate medical education in the field of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Farmer was introduced to problem-based learning as a medical student in the UTMB Interactive Learning Track. After joining the faculty in 2005, she facilitated small group learning as faculty in Practice of Medicine Year 1 course and SIM Man workshops. She teaches a variety of levels of learners from students to fellow faculty through curriculum development, clinical bedside teaching, CME accredited didactic lectures, and faculty development sessions. Dr. Farmer currently serves on the Texas Society of Anesthesiology (TSA) Education Committee and has developed a national reputation in the area of communication and professional skills training for the Anesthesiology Objective Structured Clinical Examination.
Dr. Farmer is a leader in quality improvement and patient blood management at UTMB. She currently serves as a member of the Blood Management Stewardship Pillar working in collaboration with nurses, multi-disciplinary physicians, technicians, and administrators to lead one of the five pillars of the UTMB plan to become a High Value Practicing Organization. She holds multiple leadership positions including Co-Chair of the UTMB Graduate Medical Education Quality Improvement and Program Review Subcommittee, District 5 Delegate for the TSA House of Delegates, and Councilor of the UTMB chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.