Dr. Farr received his undergraduate degree in biological engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in 1975, where he was also awarded an honorary doctorate of biological engineering. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University in 1979. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Indiana University Medical Center in 1986. Dr. Farr has a subspecialty practice in knee and cartilage restoration.
His numerous appointments and affiliations include a voluntary clinical full professorship in orthopedic surgery at Indiana University Medical Center, a board position with the Cartilage Research Foundation, the International Cartilage Repair Society general board (Meetings and Education Committee Chair) and Patellofemoral Foundation Vice President.
As a leader in U.S. cartilage restoration advances, Dr. Farr has written numerous articles, book chapters and has completed and edited two cartilage books published in 2013. He serves as associate editor for the journals Cartilage and American Journal of Orthopedics. For a full listing of publications, please visit the publications page. He lectures both nationally and internationally and participates in several ongoing articular and meniscal cartilage clinical trials. He was also a design surgeon for a meniscal allograft transplant system and two knee patellofemoral osteotomy systems. Dr. Farr worked as a design surgeon for a current partial knee replacement system (Sigma High Performance Partial Knee Replacement) for patients with knee changes too advanced for restoration.
Dr. Farr is actively affiliated with OrthoIndy Hospital and Community Hospital South. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, the International Cartilage Repair Society, International Patellofemoral Study Group, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy.