R. Wesley Farr, MD, MPH
Medical Director | Student Health Services | (850) 474-2172
Dr. Farr is a graduate of West Virginia University (BA, 1975; MD, 1978; MPH, 2000). He completed a Flexible Internship at University of Tennessee in Memphis from 1978 to 1979. He served as a Flight Surgeon in the US Navy from 1979 to 1984 after completing Navy Flight Surgeon training at NAS Pensacola.
He returned to West Virginia University from 1984 to 1986 to complete an Internal Medicine Residency. He completed a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at University of Colorado in Denver from 1987-1990. From 1990 to 2000 he was on the Infectious Diseases faculty at West Virginia University where he was Director of the International Health Program, Director of the Clinical Parasitology and Tropical Medicine Course, and Activity Director of the AIDS in West Virginia Conference.
Dr. Farr returned to active duty in the Navy in 2000 to complete an Aerospace Medicine Residency at NAS Pensacola. Tours in the Navy included Senior Medical Officer of the USS Harry S Truman; Director of the Military Tropical Medicine Course; deployment to Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan; and Executive Officer of the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center. He retired from the Navy in 2015.
He has been Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Aerospace Medicine, and Public Health and has a Certificate of Knowledge in Tropical Medicine. He has been on military medical missions to Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, and South Africa and civilian medical missions to Ecuador, El Salvador, Mali, and Papua New Guinea.
Since retiring from the Navy, he has worked at the VA Joint Ambulatory Care Center and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Pensacola. He and his wife have four children and one grandson, and they keep a horse, 2 goats, dogs, and a cat on their small farm in Pensacola . He enjoys running and backpacking.