Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Boston Medical Center
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (1992)
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (1997)
Open vascular and endovascular intervention to treat peripheral arterial disease, open and endovascular abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysm repair, diabetic foot problems, carotid artery surgery and stenting, dialysis access
Dr. Farber is a co-investigator for the NIDDK sponsored Hemodialysis Fistula Maturation Consortium (HFMC). He has served as the primary investigator on multiple industry sponsored clinical trials involving peripheral arterial disease, venous ulcers, and arteriovenous fistulas. He has also served as the Chair of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board on several industry sponsored clinical trials.
Dr. Farber and a team of researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) were awarded $25 million by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2013 to conduct a four-year, randomized clinical trial—the BEST-CLI Trial (Best Endovascular versus Best Surgical Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia). The trial will compare traditional bypass surgery with the less invasive alternative of endovascular treatment for patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI).
Dr. Farber is an Professor of Surgery and Radiology at Boston University School of Medicine, and Chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Boston Medical Center. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University and cum laude from Harvard Medical School. He has completed general surgery training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, vascular surgery fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and an endovascular fellowship at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Farber is board certified in Vascular Surgery, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the Society for Vascular Surgery.
Dr. Farber joined the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Boston Medical Center in 2005. He was named the Clinical Director of Vascular Surgery in 2006 and Chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery in 2008. During his tenure at Boston Medical Center he has worked to build upon our Multidisciplinary Vascular Program working closely with numerous divisions including Interventional Cardiology and Interventional Radiology. His clinical expertise includes endovascular and open aortic surgery, peripheral bypass and interventions, carotid endarterectomy and dialysis access.
Dr. Farber has received multiple honors for his work in vascular surgery including being recognized as a "Top Doctor" in Vascular Surgery by Boston Magazine 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.