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Timothy W. Farrell
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Timothy W. Farrell, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

Madsen Health Center

Salt Lake City
801-581-8000
  • Timothy Farrell, MD, AGSF is Professor of Medicine, Interim Clinical Co-Chief, and Associate Chief for Age-Friendly Care at the Division of Geriatrics, Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine at the University of Utah. He also serves as Physician Investigator at the VA Salt Lake City Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center. He received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his M.D. from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, followed by family medicine residency and geriatric medicine training at Brown University. Dr. Farrell's academic interests include age-friendly health systems, medical ethics, unrepresented older adults, transitions of care, and interprofessional education and practice. He is a previous recipient of a HRSA Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA) and currently serves as a co-investigator on the University of Utah Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). Dr. Farrell also serves as Chair of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Ethics Committee, Co-Chair of the AGS Tideswell Leaders in Aging Special Interest Group, as a Fellow of the University of Utah Academy of Health Science Educators, and as a member of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Journal for Healthcare Quality, and AGS Geriatrics Review Syllabus editorial boards. He served as Director of the University of Utah Health Interprofessional Education (IPE) Program between 2016 - 2021. Dr. Farrell was also named as a 2016-17 Leadership Scholar by the Tideswell/AGS/ADGAP Emerging Leaders in Aging Program. His work in medical ethics includes leading the 2017 AGS position statement on socially isolated "unbefriended" or "unrepresented" older adults and leading an AGS position statement and companion manuscript regarding ethical allocation of limited health care resources during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Dr. Farrell serves as co-principal investigator of an AGS subaward under a Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) contract with the CDC, "Specialty Societies Advancing Adult Immunization." He is actively involved in local and national efforts to oppose ageism. He is co-PI on a John A. Hartford Foundation grant, "Engaging Caregivers through Shared Access to the Electronic Health Record." He also is a member of the John A. Hartford Foundation-funded Patient Priorities Care team. In 2021, Dr. Farrell led University of Utah Health's successful application to the Institute for Health Improvement for Age-Friendly Committed to Care Excellence Status, and he continues to advance age-friendly initiatives locally, regionally, and nationally.

    Specialties

    Board Certification

    American Board of Family Medicine
    American Board of Family Medicine (Geriatric Medicine)

    Patient Rating

    5.0 /5
    ( out of 47 reviews )

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    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    August 06, 2023
    MADSEN HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Farrell took the time and effort to understand our issues and address them with thoughtfulness.

    July 16, 2023
    MADSEN HEALTH CENTER

    Tim listens, works with me, tolerates me, respects me and me him. I trust him with my life.

    May 27, 2023
    MADSEN HEALTH CENTER

    Dr Farrell goes above and beyond to give the most thorough and professional care to each patient. I have never met a medical provider so conscientious or caring.

    May 21, 2023
    MADSEN HEALTH CENTER

    He is the most caring friendly and informed doctor I have had takes good care of my physical needs while Informing me of things I need to know

    May 14, 2023
    MADSEN HEALTH CENTER

    Ive been a patient for about six years. Ive always found him to be available and helpful.

    May 13, 2023
    MADSEN HEALTH CENTER

    very knowledgeable, very interested in my health, very responsive to my needs

    April 29, 2023
    MADSEN HEALTH CENTER

    Kind and knowledgeable; shows respect and professionalism to patients - excellent care provider

    April 29, 2023
    MADSEN HEALTH CENTER

    Always putting the patient first Follow up no matter (forever) EXCELLENT MEDICAL CARE

    March 11, 2023
    MADSEN HEALTH CENTER

    He is a very good Dr and takes very good care of me.

  • Timothy Farrell, MD, AGSF is Professor of Medicine, Interim Clinical Co-Chief, and Associate Chief for Age-Friendly Care at the Division of Geriatrics, Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine at the University of Utah. He also serves as Physician Investigator at the VA Salt Lake City Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center. He received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his M.D. from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, followed by family medicine residency and geriatric medicine training at Brown University. Dr. Farrell's academic interests include age-friendly health systems, medical ethics, unrepresented older adults, transitions of care, and interprofessional education and practice. He is a previous recipient of a HRSA Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA) and currently serves as a co-investigator on the University of Utah Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). Dr. Farrell also serves as Chair of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Ethics Committee, Co-Chair of the AGS Tideswell Leaders in Aging Special Interest Group, as a Fellow of the University of Utah Academy of Health Science Educators, and as a member of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Journal for Healthcare Quality, and AGS Geriatrics Review Syllabus editorial boards. He served as Director of the University of Utah Health Interprofessional Education (IPE) Program between 2016 - 2021. Dr. Farrell was also named as a 2016-17 Leadership Scholar by the Tideswell/AGS/ADGAP Emerging Leaders in Aging Program. His work in medical ethics includes leading the 2017 AGS position statement on socially isolated "unbefriended" or "unrepresented" older adults and leading an AGS position statement and companion manuscript regarding ethical allocation of limited health care resources during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Dr. Farrell serves as co-principal investigator of an AGS subaward under a Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) contract with the CDC, "Specialty Societies Advancing Adult Immunization." He is actively involved in local and national efforts to oppose ageism. He is co-PI on a John A. Hartford Foundation grant, "Engaging Caregivers through Shared Access to the Electronic Health Record." He also is a member of the John A. Hartford Foundation-funded Patient Priorities Care team. In 2021, Dr. Farrell led University of Utah Health's successful application to the Institute for Health Improvement for Age-Friendly Committed to Care Excellence Status, and he continues to advance age-friendly initiatives locally, regionally, and nationally.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Internal Medicine -Primary
    Family & Preventive Medicine -Adjunct
    Academic Divisions Family Medicine
    Geriatrics
    Board Certification
    American Board of Family Medicine
    American Board of Family Medicine (Geriatric Medicine)

    Education history

    Research Fellow Geriatrics - Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital Research Fellow
    Geriatrics - Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital Fellow
    Residency Family Medicine - Brown University/Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island Resident
    Family Medicine - Brown University/Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island Intern
    Professional Medical Medicine - University of Massachusetts Medical School M.D.
    Philosophy - Dartmouth College A.B.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Bennie S, Greer AG, Farrell TW, Hageman H, Pfeifle AL (). The Slow Creep Back: Threats and Opportunities for IPE Posed by COVID-19. (Epub ahead of print) J Allied Health.
    2. Brenner R, Cole L, Towsley GL, Farrell TW (2023). Adults without advocates and the unrepresented:  A narrative review of terminology and settings. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 9, 1-8.
    3. Farrell TW, Hung WW, Unroe KT, Brown TR, Furman CD, Jih J, Karani R, Mulhausen P, Npoles AM, Nnodim JO, Upchurch G, Whittaker CF, Kim A, Lundebjerg NE, Rhodes RL (2022). Exploring the intersection of structural racism and ageism in healthcare. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 70(12), 3366-3377.
    4. Farrell TW, Greer AG, Bennie S, Hageman H, Pfeifle A (2022). Academic Health Centers and the Quintuple Aim of Health Care. Academic Medicine.
    5. Farrell TW, Volden TA, Butler JM, Eleazer GP, Rupper RW, Echt KV, Shaughnessy M, Supiano MA (2022). Age-friendly care in the Veterans Health Administration: Past, present, and future. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
    6. Farrell TW, Butler JM, Towsley GL, Telondis JL, Supiano KP, Stephens CE, Nelson NM, May AL, Edelman LS (2022). Communication disparities between nursing home team members. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 19(10), 5975.
    7. Ohtake P, Bennie S, Umland E, Shrader S, Hageman H, Blue A, Breitbach A, Farrell TW, Haas R, Greer A, Johnston K, Mauldin M, Nickol DR, Pfeifle A, Brandt B (2022). Organizational Structure and Resources of IPE Programs in the United States: A National Survey​ (accepted for publication 12/6/21). J Interprof Educ Pract, 26.
    8. Neuberger K, Brownson K, McCrary H, Beckstrom J, Darelli-Anderson A, Farrell TW, Brooke BS, Smith B (2022). Improving Healthcare Transitions of Surgical Care Through an Inter-Professional Education Elective . J Am Geriatr Soc, 70(3), E11-E14.
    9. Dassel K, Moye J, Edelman L, Catlin C, Farrell TW (2021). I worry about this patient EVERY day”: Geriatrics Clinicians’ Challenges in Caring for Unrepresented Older Adults. J Appl Gerontol.
    10. Farrell TW, Case G, Cantarini S, Holsti M, Hopf HW, Iwasa J, Keefe KA (2021). A soundboard approach to facilitate effective feedback to health professions trainees.  .
    11. Major AB, Naik AD, Farrell TW (2021). Finding a voice for the accidentally unbefriended. JAMA Intern Med.
    12. Hart SE, Turner K, Farrell TW (2020). An interprofessional community-based complex care course grounded in social determinants of health. J Am Geriatr Soc.
    13. Farrell TW, Ferrante LE, Brown T, Francis L, Widera E, Rhodes R, Rosen T, Hwang U, Witt LJ, Thothala N, Liu SW, Vitale CA, Braun UK, Stephens C, Saliba D (2020). AGS Position Statement: Resource Allocation Strategies and Age-Related Considerations in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond. J Am Geriatr Soc.
    14. Farrell TW, Brown T, Francis L, Ferrante LE, Widera E, Rhodes R, Rosen T, Hwang U, Witt LJ, Thothala N, Liu SW, Vitale CA, Braun UK, Stephens C, Saliba D (2020). Rationing Limited Health Care Resources in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond: Ethical Considerations Regarding Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc.
    15. Rosenberg LJ, Butler JM, Caprio AJ, Rhodes RL, Braun UK, Vitale CA, Periyakoil VS, Farrell TW (2019). Results from a survey of American Geriatrics Society Members' Views on Physician-Assisted Suicide. J Am Geriatr Soc.
    16. Leiser CL, Smith KR, VanDerslice JA, Glotzback JP, Farrell TW, Hanson HA (2019). Evaluation of the Sex- and Age-Specific Effects of PM2.5 on Hospital Readmission in the Presence of the Competing Risk of Mortality in the Medicare Population of Utah 1999-2009. J Clin Med, 8, 2114.
    17. Farrell TW, Catlin C, Chodos AH, Naik AD, Widera E, Moye J (2019). Caring for unbefriended older adults and adult orphans:  A clinician survey. Clin Gerontol, 44(4), 494-503.
    18. Sager Z, Catlin C, Connors H, Farrell T, Teaster P, Moye J (5/819). Making end-of-life care decisions for older adults subject to guardianship. 27(1), 1-33.
    19. Foley KT, Farrell TW, Salzman B, Colburn JL, Kumar C, Rottman-Sagebiel R, Wagner LM, Abrams J, Chang A (1/5/19). Learning to lead: Reflections from the Tideswell-AGS-ADGAP Emerging Leaders in Aging Program Scholars. J Am Geriatr Soc, 67(3), 434-436.
    20. Farrell TW, Luptak MK, Supiano KP, Pacala JT, De Lisser R (4/16/18). State of the science: Interprofesssional approaches to aging, dementia, and mental health. J Am Geriatr Soc, 66(S1), S40-S47.
    21. Farrell TW, Supiano KP, Wong B, Luptak MK, Luther B, Andersen TC, Wilson R, Wilby F, Yang R, Pepper GA, Brunker CP (11/28/17). Individual versus team performance in formulating care transition plans: A randomised study of traines from five professional groups. . J Interprof Care.
    22. Farrell, TW, Widera, E, Rosenberg, L, Rubin, CD, Naik, AD, Braun, U, Torke, A, Li, I, Vitale, C, amp Shega, J (11/22/16). AGS position statement: Making medical treatment decisions for unbefriended older adults. Advance online publication. Available: http://geriatricscareonline.org/ProductAbstract/treatment-decisions-unbefriended-older-adults/CL024. J Am Geriatr Soc.
    23. Tomoaia-Cotisel A, Farrell TW, Solberg L et al (10/24/16). Implementation of Care Management: An Analysis of Recent AHRQ Research. . Med Care Res Rev, 75(1), 46-65.
    24. American Geriatrics Society Ethics Committee (4/22/15). American Geriatrics Society care of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults position statement. J Am Geriatr Soc, 63, 423-426.
    25. Farrell TW, Tomoaia-Cotisel A, Scammon D, Brunisholz K, Kim J, Day J, Gren L, Wallace S, Gunning K, Tabler J, Magill MK (2/8/15). Impact of an integrated transition management program in primary care on hospital readmissions. J Healthc Qual, 37(1), 81-92.
    26. Shield RR, Farrell TW, Campbell SE, Nanda A, Wetle T (10-7-14). Professional Development and Exposure to Geriatrics: Medical Student Perspectives From Narrative Journals. Gerontol Geriatr Educ, 36(2), 144-160.
    27. Scammon DL, Tomoaia-Cotisel A, Day RL, Day J, Kim J, Waitzman NJ, Farrell TW, Magill MK (2013). Connecting the dots and merging meaning: using mixed methods to study primary care delivery transformation. Health Serv Res, 48(6 Pt 2), 2181-2207.
    28. Tabler J, Scammon DL, Kim J, Farrell T, Tomoaia-Cotisel A (4/30/14). Patient care experiences and perceptions of the patient-provider relationship: a mixed method study. Patient Exp J, 1(1), 75-87.
    29. Scammon DL, Tabler J, Brunisholz K, Gren LH, Kim J, Tomoaia-Cotisel A, Day J, Farrell TW, Waitzman NJ, Magill MK (2014). Organizational culture associated with provider satisfaction. J Am Board Fam Med, 27(2), 219-228.
    30. Farrell TW, Shield RR, Wetle T, Nanda A, Campbell S (2013). Preparing to care for an aging population: medical student reflections on their clinical mentors within a new geriatrics curriculum. Gerontol Geriatr Educ, 34(4), 393-408.
    31. Nanda A, Farrell TW, Shield R, Tomas M, Campbell SE, Wetle T (2013). Medical students' recognition and application of geriatrics principles in a new curriculum. J Am Geriatr Soc, 61(3), 434-439.
    32. George P, Farrell TW, Griswold MF (2012). Hearing loss: help for the young and old. J Fam Pract, 61(5), 268-77. (Read full article)
    33. Shield RR, Farrell TW, Nanda A, Campbell SE, Wetle T (2012). Integrating geriatrics into medical school: student journaling as an innovative strategy for evaluating curriculum. Gerontologist, 52(1), 98-110. (Read full article)
    34. Saffel-Shrier S, Gunning K, Van Hala S, Farrell T, Lehmann W, Miniclier N (2012). Residency redesign to accomodate growing trends in geriatrics: an RC-FM variance to establish a patient-centered medical home in an assisted living facility. Fam Med, 44(2), 128-131.
    35. Farrell TW, Campbell S, Nanda A, Shield R, Wetle T (2008). Evaluating geriatrics in the medical school curriculum: using student journals. Med Health R I, 91(12), 378-81. (Read full article)
    36. Farrell T, Tuya A (2008). Nutrition in the older adult. Med Health R I, 91(2), 65-66.
    37. Durand M, Kolpak A, Farrell T, Elliot NA, Shao W, Brown M, Volkert MR (2007). The OXR domain defines a conserved family of eukaryotic oxidation resistance proteins. BMC Cell Biol, 28(8), 13.

    Review

    1. Farrell TW (2011). Review of a geriatric health literacy workshop for medical students and residents. [Review]. J Am Geriatr Soc, 59(12), 2347-2349.
    2. Farrell TW (2011). Review of "depression in the elderly - simulated patient small group activity". [Review]. J Am Geriatr Soc, 60(1), 142-144.

    Commentary

    1. Farrell TW, Ozbolt JA, Silvia J, George P (2013). Curbside consultation: caring for colleagues, VIPs, friends, and family members. Am Fam Physician, 87(11), 793-795.

    Editorial

    1. Farrell TW (2023). Ageism as a barrier to eliciting what matters:  A call for multigenerational action to confront the invisible "ism".
    2. Farrell TW, Francis L, Lundebjerg NE (2020). The later innings of life:  Implications of COVID-19 resource allocation strategies for older adults.

    Letter

    1. Varela AE, Rodriguez JE, Farrell TW (2022). Oral health is an integral component of age-friendly care [Letter to the editor]. J Am Geriatr Soc, 70(8), 2442-2444.

    Report

    1. Bennie S, Blue A, Brandt B, Breitbach A, Carney P, Farrell TW, et al (2020). Organizational Models of Interprofessional Practice and Education in the United States: Results from a National Survey. https://nexusipe.org/informing/resource-center/organizational-models-interprofessional-practice-and-education-united: American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC) and the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.