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William B. Farrar, MD


N-911 Doan Hall
410 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1228
(614) 293-8890
Email: farrar.2@osu.edu

 

Current OSU Appointments


Professor, Surgical Oncology
Physician, FGP-Surgical Oncology
Director, Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center
Medical Director of Credentialing, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute

 
Committees


2002-Present    Surgical Program Directors Committee- Ohio State University Medical Center
2002-Present    Department of Surgery: DOSC Board of Directors- Ohio State University Medical Center
1997-Present    Division of Health and Lifestyle Enhancement: Medical Advisory Board- Ohio State University Medical Center OSU
1993-Present    Quality Assurance Utilization Management- The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital Richard J. Solove Research Institute
1993-Present    Safety Committee- The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital Richard J. Solove Research Institute
1992-Present    Credentials Committee Chair- The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital Richard J. Solove Research Institute
1992-Present    Medical Staff Bylaws Committee- The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital Richard J. Solove Research Institute
1991-Present    Joint Council for the Approval of Advanced Training in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery- Society of Head and Neck Surgeons
1991-Present    Credentials Committee- Ohio State University Medical Center
1990-Present    Post-Graduate Education Committee- Ohio State University Medical Center
1990-Present    O.R. Committee- The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital Richard J. Solove Research Institute
1990-Present    Medical Staff Administrative Committee- The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital Richard J. Solove Research Institute    
1989-Present    O.R. Committee- Ohio State University Medical Center
1989-Present    Executive Committee- The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital Richard J. Solove Research Institute
1982-Present    Cancer Committee- Ohio State University Medical Center
 

Editorial Activities


1982 - 1998    Southwest Oncology Group
1991 - 2012    Journal of Surgical Oncology
1998 - 2002    Annals of Surgical Oncology
 

Journal Articles


  • Wu SM, Brothers BM, Farrar WB, Anderson BL. Individual Counseling of the Preferred Treatment for Depression in Breast Cancer Survivors. 2014
  • Hughes S, Jaremka LM, Alfano LM, Glaser R, Povoski SP, Adele LM, Agnese DM, Farrar WB, Yee LD, Carson WE, Malarkey WB, Kiecolt-Glaser JK. Social Support Predicts Inflammation, Pain, and Depression: Longitudinal Relationships. 2014
  • Robidoux A, Tang G, Rastogi P, Geyer Jr CE, Azar CA, Atkins JN, Fehrenbacher L, Bear HD, Baez-Diaz L, Sarwar S, Margolese RG, Farrar WB, Brufsky AM, Shibata HR, Bandos H, Paik S, Costantino JP, Swain SM, Mamounas EP, Wolmark N. Lapatinib as a component of neoadjuvant therapy for HER2-positive operable breast cancer (NSABP protocol B-41): an open-label, randomised phase 3 trial. The Lancet Oncology. 2013
  • Fagundes CP, Bennett JM, Alfano CM, Glaser R, Povoski SP, Lipari AM, Agnese DM, Yee LD, Carson SE, Farrar WB, Malarkey WB, Chen M, Kiecolt-Glaser JK.  Social Support and Socioeconomic Status Interact to Predict Epstein-Barr Virus Latency in Women Awaiting Diagnosis or Newly Diagnosed With Breast Cancer.  Health Psychology 2012; 31(1): 11-19.
  • Jaremka, L; Andridge, R; Fagundes, C; Alfano, C; Povoski, S; Lipari, A; Agnese, D; Arnold, M; Farrar, W; Yee, L; Carson, W; Bekaii-Saab, T; Martin, EW Jr.; Schmidt, C; Kiecolt-Glaser, J: Pain, Depression and Fatigue: Evidence for Loneliness as a Longitudinal Risk Factor. Ann Intern Med 2012
  • Lindgren ME, Fagundes CP, Alfano CM, Povoski SP, Agnese DM, Arnold MW, Farrar WB, Yee LD, Carson WE, Schmidt CR, Kiecolt-Glaser JK.  Beta-blockers may reduce intrusive thoughts in newly diagnosed cancer patients.  Psychooncology. 2012 Dec 17. doi: 10.1002/pon.3233
  • Fagundes CP, Jaremka LM, Glaser R, Alfano CM, Povoski SP, Lipari AM, Agnese DM, Yee, LD, Carson WE III, Farrar WB, Malarkey WB, Chen M, and Kiecolt-Glaser JK Attachment anxiety is related to Epstein-Barr virus latency while undergoing testing for breast cancer or colon cancer, as well as one year later. Health Psychol, 2013.
  • Carlson RW, Allred DC, Anderson BO, Burstein HJ, Carter WB, Edge SB, Erban JK, Farrar WB, Forero A, Giordano SH, Goldstein LJ, Gradishar WJ, Hayes DF, Hudis CA, Ljung BM, Mankoff DA; Marcom PK, Mayer IA, McCormick B, Pierce LJ, Reed EC; Sachdev J, Smith ML, Somlo G, Ward JH, Wolff AC, Zellars R. 2011 Invasive breast cancer, Journal of The National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN. Vol. 9, no. 2.  (February 1): 136.
  • Tuttle RM, Ball DW, Byrd D, Dilawari RA, Doherty GM, Duh QY, Ehya H, Farrar WB, Haddad RI, Kandeel F, Kloos RT, Kopp P, Lamonica DM, Loree TR, Lydiatt WM, McCaffrey JC, Olson JA Jr, Parks L, Ridge JA, Shah JP, Sherman SI, Sturgeon C, Waguespack SG, Wang TN, Wirth LJ. Thyroid carcinoma.  J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2010 November; 8(11):1228-1274.
  • Carlson RW, Allred DC, Anderson BO, Burstein HJ, Carter WB, Edge SB, Erban JK, Farrar WB, Forero A, Giordano SH, Goldstein LJ, Gradishar WJ, Hayes DF, Hudis CA, Ljung BM, Marcom PK, Mayer IA, McCormick B, Pierce LJ, Reed EC, Smith ML, Somlo G, Topham NS, Ward JH, Winer EP, Wolff AC. Breast cancer: noninvasive and special situations. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2010 October; 8(10):1182-1207.
  • Anderson BL, Thornton LM, Shapiro CL, Farrar WB, Mundy BL, Yang HC, Carson WE, III. Biobehavioral, immune, and health benefits following recurrence for psychological intervention participants. Clin Cancer Res 2010 June; 16(12).
  • Tuttle RM, Ball DW, Byrd D, Daniels GH, Dilawari RA, Doherty GM, Duh QY, Ehya H, Farrar WB, Haddad RI, Kandeel F, Kloos RT, Kopp P, Lamonica DM, Loree TR, Lydiatt WM, McCaffrey J, Olson JA Jr, Parks L, Ridge JA, Shah JP, Sherman SI, Sturgeon C, Waguespack SG, Wang TN, Wirth LJ. Medullary Carcinoma. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2010 May; 8(5):512-530.
  • Al-Saif O, Farrar WB, Bloomston M, Porter K, Ringel MD, Kloos RT. Long-–term Efficacy of Lymph Node Re-Operation for Persistent Papillary Thyroid Cancer. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2010 May; 95(5):2187-2194.

Presentations


“There Is No Routine Breast Cancer” for the Medical Review Club. Columbus, OH. September, 11, 2013

“To Clip or Not To Clip” for the NCCN Breast Cancer Panel Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. July 21, 2013

Professional Organizations and Socities


Academy of Medicine of Columbus and Franklin County
American Association of Cancer Education
American Association of Cancer Research
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Radium Society
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Columbus Cancer Clinic (Medical Director)
Columbus Surgical Society
Medical Forum
Medical Review Club
National Surgical Adjuvant Project for Breast and Bowel Cancers (NSABP) 
Principal Investigator for Ohio State
Society for the Study of Breast Disease
American Head and Neck Society
Society of Surgical Oncology
NCCN Guidelines 
Breast Cancer Treatment 
Breast - Screening