Dr. Michael Farmer obtained his MD degree at the University of British Columbia in 1988 and after six months as a resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology, found his niche in Family Practice, with a high-volume maternity care practice. He has been on Active Staff in the Department of Family Practice since 1990 and has done well over 2500 deliveries in that time. In fact, he has now delivered six second-generation babies (i.e., babies of mothers that he delivered earlier in his career)!
Dr. Farmer is Head of the Department of Family Practice at BC Women’s and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Farmer is very involved in resident training for the Family Practice and Obstetrics programs. He also teaches Obstetrics to 3rd and 4th year undergraduate medical students, as well as midwifery and nursing students.
Now that his two children are grown and away at university he has more time to spend with his volunteer medical work. Dr. Farmer was working in Haiti within days of the massive earthquake happening and each October he goes to work in Guatemala with Health for Humanity.
Dr. Farmer is a food and wine connoisseur with a passion for travelling.