Phoenix, Arizona Clinical Profile


Research Interests:

  • Sepsis
  • Acute lung injury
  • Acute respiratory failure
  • High frequency oscillatory mechanical ventilation
  • Homeland security and medical preparedness
  • Critical care patient transport
  • Patient safety
  • Medical simulation as an educational assessment tool
  • Medical simulation for patient safety assessment

Research Activities at Mayo Clinic:

  • Funding authority, NIH. Biodefense Regional Center of Excellence, Assistant Director for Educational Programs Development. Principal Investigator, Gregory Poland, M.D. Multi-year grant to develop a biodefense center of excellence. Current Status--funded through 2007.
  • Funding Authority, Mayo Clinic Foundation. Principal Investigator, J. C. Farmer, M.D. The Stability and Workload Index for Transfer (SWIFT) Score. The development and initial validation of a numerical index to assess patient suitability for the transfer of care from a critical care unit to a general care services environment. Current Status--funded through 2006.
  • Funding Authority, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Principle Investigator, Marcelline Harris, PhD. The Development of Failure to Rescue Metrics Utilizing an Administrative Database. Current Status--funded through 2007.


See my publications


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Department of Critical Care
  2. Director, Department of Critical Care

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Medicine


  1. Fellow - Critical Care Medicine, PGY4-5 St. Louis University & St. Johns Mercy Medical Center
  2. Resident - Internal Medicine PGY1-3 Wilford Hall Medical Center, United States Air Force
  3. MD University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  4. BS - Biology Texas A&M University

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