Dr. Farber graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in Psychology with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Honors College at Arizona State University, where he attended with a full academic scholarship.
Medical School and Graduate School
Dr. Farber was the first to complete the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin, with a full academic scholarship, becoming a physician (MD) and a doctor of Pharmacology and Toxicology (PhD). Following a postdoctoral fellowship and medical internship, he completed a residency in Anesthesiology and fellowships in pediatric anesthesia and neuroanesthesiology research.
Committees and Societies
Dr. Farber was the Chairman of the Pharmacy, Medication Safety, and Alternative Medicine Committees at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for several years as well as the Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology Research. In addition to being a member of several national committees dealing with Wellness and Professional Issues, he is a member of the International Positive Psychology Association. Dr. Farber is also a member of several martial arts and self-defense organizations.
Dr. Farber is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Anesthesiology and Pediatrics. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at a major university. Dr. Farber has taught medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows and other physicians in many areas of medicine and science in the United States and many other countries in the world. He has also taught medical ethics and done research and published in the area of conflict management. Dr. Farber frequently lectures on mindfulness, responsibility and positive psychology to both medical and non-medical audiences throughout the world. He has won been inducted into many honor societies and received numerous research, residency, fellowship, and clinical awards. He is recognized as a “Leader in Healthcare”, “Doctor of Excellence”, and “Top Doctor” in Milwaukee by the International Association of Anesthesiologists and M Magazine.
Dr. Farber is a certified life coach, certified “Advanced practitioner of the Law of Attraction,” a personal trainer and martial arts master instructor in several disciplines. He holds multiple black belts and teaching certifications, including Military Combatives, Police Defensive Tactics, Taekwondo, Hapkido, and Israeli Self-defense. Dr. Farber was also recently inducted into Martial Arts Hall of Fame and promoted to Grand Master status in Martial Arts.
Dr. Farber has been involved in many areas of scientific research and investigations including positive psychology, conflict management, mind-brain science, neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and neuropharmacology. In addition, he has studied alternative medicines, cardiac pharmacology and physiology, and various exercise programs. This research has led to highly used and respected wellness tools such as The Action Board, Eight Key to Achieve Principles, and Incon-X.
Dr. Farber has published over 150 articles, book chapters, educational videos and scientific abstracts and is an ad hoc editor for several scientific journals. As a recognized expert in Positive Psychology, he is a regular contributor to the Happiness Section of Psychology Today with his Blame Game blog. Dr. Farber has published several positive psychology books, including: The Blame Game: The Complete Guide to Blaming, Making Lemonade: 101 Recipes to Convert Negatives into Positives, The No Blaming Zone, and The Financial Industry’s Guide to the No Blaming Zone.