At El Paso Specialty Hospital, we work hard to build a team of passionate and professional doctors to provide our patients with the best possible service.
El Paso Speciality Hospital is thrilled to welcome a new surgeon to our team, Dr. Gerald Farber.
From West Point to Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Farber is originally from Northeast Indiana. His path toward medicine began at West Point, where he was planning to join the army as a combat arms officer. After getting a knee injury that required surgery, he learned that one of his surgeons was also a West Point graduate, which sparked a new idea in his mind, and he began to take interest in medicine.
After graduating from West Point, Dr. Farber attended medical school at F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine. He spent the next 26 years in the Army Medical Corps.
Dr. Farber practiced general orthopedics for four years and became interested in hand and upper extremity surgery. The skill and focus it took to operate on these parts of the body intrigued him, so he completed a Hand Surgery Fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he was later the fellowship director for seven years.
Dr. Farber is now an orthopedic hand specialist who practices on upper extremity problems involving the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. His favorite part of being a surgeon is operating in the OR. He enjoys working with his hands and being able to repair and restore hand function to injured patients.
When he retired from the Army, Dr. Farber joined a practice in West Virginia for a few years but was looking for a way to move back to Texas, where his wife is from. “We are looking forward to our next adventure in El Paso,” says Dr. Farber.
In their free time, Dr. Farber and his wife, Linda, enjoy spending time with their six children and traveling. They take trips on their Harley Davidson, and they also like to fly in his Cessna 182 airplane.
Contact us today if you have questions about the services that El Paso Specialty Hospital provides or want to learn more about our team.