Timothy W. Farrell, MDAGSF

Timothy W. Farrell, MD, AGSF

Sub-Committee Chair, Utah AHEC Evaluation Sub‑Committee
Director, University of Utah Health Interprofessional Education Program

Dr. Timothy Farrell is Associate Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and is a Physician Investigator at the VA Salt Lake City Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center. Dr. Farrell received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his M.D. from the University of Massachusetts, followed by family medicine residency and geriatric medicine fellowship training at Brown University. He currently serves as Director of the University of Utah Health Interprofessional Education Program, which trains approximately 1500 students per year from the Schools of Dentistry and Medicine and the Colleges of Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work, and was named as a Student Hotspotting Hub by the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs.

A 2010–2015 recipient of a HRSA Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA) and a co-investigator on a HRSA Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement (GWEP) grant, Dr. Farrell’s main academic interest involves transitions of care. With HRSA support, he developed the Geriatric Transitions Objective Structured Objective Video Examination (GT-OSVE), an online care transitions teaching and assessment tool for individuals and interprofessional teams that has been used by medical educators in the US and internationally. He serves as a member of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Ethics Committee, as Co-Chair of the AGS Care Transitions Special Interest Group, as a member of the Utah-Intermountain West Partnership to Improve Surgical Care Transitions (U‑IMPACT), as a member of the VA Decision Making Capacity Education Planning Group, as a Fellow of the University of Utah Academy of Health Science Educators, and on the Geriatrics Review Syllabus and Journal for Healthcare Quality editorial boards. Dr. Farrell was also named a 2016–17 Leadership Scholar by the Tideswell/AGS/ADGAP Emerging Leaders in Aging Program.