About Trevor Farmer
I was born and raised in Somerset, Kentucky. As a lifetime Wildcats fan, I went to the University of Kentucky where I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology.
- MD, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
- BS, University of Kentucky, 2019
About Trevor Farmer
I was born and raised in Somerset, Kentucky. As a lifetime Wildcats fan, I went to the University of Kentucky where I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology. After having loved my four years as an undergraduate student in Lexington, I decided to stay at the University of Kentucky to complete medical school as well. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy traveling with my wife and cheering on the CATS during basketball season.
What attracted you to WVU Residency?
During the interview season, I was looking for a program like many other candidates, that included comprehensive, broad-based general surgery training capable of yielding competent and confident surgeons ready for independent practice after completion of residency but were equally competitive for fellowship opportunities. I found that WVU Surgery had a track record that supported and exceeded this expectation. Furthermore, as a lifelong Kentuckian, I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone for the finite time in which residency allows me to experience a different hospital system and take care of patients with both complex pathology and high acuity of illness in doing so. When considering these factors, WVU surgery was ultimately a terrific personal fit.
What makes our program unique?
The Fresh Tissue Training Program at WVU Surgery was unlike any other opportunity I had observed on the interview trail. As an incoming surgery resident, I was excited about the integrated curriculum enabling trainees to develop and further refine the preparedness of their surgical skills in this setting utilizing perfused cadavers. Furthermore, as someone with a preliminary interest in surgical oncology, I found the increased emphasis on robotics training to be incredibly unique for translation purposes in the future.
What do you like about living in Morgantown?
Morgantown offers a “small-town” feel with a large academic medical center and tertiary referral center, similar to Lexington. Additionally, Morgantown is in close proximity to Pittsburgh for a larger city experience. Lastly, the incredible outdoor scenery and activities within and around Morgantown make it a great place for leisure at the end of a long workday or week.
- University of Kentucky College of Medicine Dr. Richard and Dorothy Crutcher Memorial Scholarship (May 2019): Awarded for four consecutive years of study based on exemplary academic achievement prior to matriculating into medical school.
Farmer, T. N. (2020, March 05). Ventral hernia repair with concomitant soft tissue excision improves satisfaction without increased costs. [Poster presented]. Alpha Omega Alpha MD/PhD Student Research Symposium /Lexington, KY, USA.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles/Abstracts:
- Gan, T., Stevens, A. T., Xiong, X., Wen, Y. A., Farmer, T. N., Li, A. T., Stevens, P. D., Golshani, S., Weiss, H. L., Evers, B. M., & Gao, T. (2020, Sep). Inhibition of protein tyrosine phosphatase receptor type F suppresses Wnt signaling in colorectal cancer. Oncogene, 39(44), 6789-6801. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 32973331. Pub Status: Published.
- Hubbuch, J., Plymale, M.A., Davenport, D.L., Farmer, T., Walsh-Blackmore, S., Hess, J., Totten, C.F., & Roth, J.S. (2021, Dec). Ventral hernia repair with concomitant soft tissue excision improves satisfaction without increased costs. International Journal of Abdominal Wall and Hernia Surgery, 4(4), 202-210. Pub Status: Published.
- Stevens, P. D., Wen, Y. A., Xiong, X., Zaytseva, Y. Y., Li, A. T., Wang, C., Stevens, A. T., Farmer, T. N., Gan, T., Weiss, H. L., Inagaki, M., Marchetto, S., Borg, J. P., & Gao, T. (2018, Sep). Erbin suppresses KSR1-mediated RAS/RAF signaling and tumorigenesis in colorectal cancer. Cancer Research, 78(17), 4839-4852. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 29980571. Pub Status: Published.
- Farmer, T. N. (2018, December 12). Analysis of Erbin as a tumor suppressor in colorectal cancer via negative regulation of cell motility. [Oral Presentation]. Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology Student Research Symposium /Lexington, KY, USA.
- Farmer, T. N. (2022, February 09). A Unique Presentation of Multiple Sclerosis [Oral Presentation]. University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Department of Neurology Teaching Conference for Medical Students and Residents /Lexington, KY, USA.
- Farmer, T. N. (2022, July 21). Use of Radiation Therapy in the Multimodal Treatment of Primary Soft Tissue Sarcoma [Oral Presentation]. University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Department of Surgery Teaching Conference for Medical Students and Residents (Division of Surgical Oncology)/Lexington, KY, USA.
- Fishing, particularly deep-sea fishing, traveling anywhere warm/tropical snorkeling while there, hiking, and spending time with my wife trying new restaurants.