Dr. Arman Farr is a board-certified ophthalmologist fellowship trained in retinal disorders. Dr. Farr received his undergraduate degree with honors, in three years, from University of Pennsylvania. During all his undergraduate years he rowed on the Varsity Crew team and was a member of Penn's 1989 Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) championship team. He was accepted to Duke University School of Medicine at age 19. While at Duke he received a grant from the American Diabetes Association to study the effects of diabetes on the eye. His results were published in the prestigious scientific journal, Diabetes. He went on to obtain his residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospitals followed by fellowship training in both pediatric ophthalmology and retina surgery at Hopkins. Following his training, Dr. Farr accepted a faculty position at the Medical University of South Carolina where he became the director of the retina department. He then joined the Retina Institute of the Carolinas in 2003 and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. In additional to clinical work he continues to be involved with academic endeavors, teaching medical students and resident physicians. He has published over a dozen peer-reviewed articles and several books chapters. He continues to lecture nationally on retinal innovations. He holds a teaching position at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine as assistant clinical professor in the department of surgery.
Dr. Farr enjoys cooking, finding it relaxing after a busy day of treating patients or surgeries. He often manipulates the ingredients in recipes to make them more healthy or comes up with de-novo recipes based on nutritious ingredients.
He lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife and three children.