Huntingdon, PA (02/03/2017) – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of anesthesiologist Atif Victor Farag, M.D., to its medical staff. “Dr. Farag is well known in the region and will be a great asset to our anesthesia team,” said Adam Dimm, J.C. Blair Chief Operating Officer.
Dr. Farag came to J.C. Blair from Mount Nittany Medical Center where he had been a staff anesthesiologist for 16 years. He also practiced at Lewistown Hospital. He completed his anesthesia residency at Columbia University, New York, New York; and his internship at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Originally from Egypt, he completed his initial medical education and training at Zagazig Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital.
Dr. Farag is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, Florida, New York and Indiana. He joins the anesthesiology team at J.C. Blair, providing medical care to each patient throughout the entire surgical experience. This includes evaluating the patient before surgery, consulting with the surgical team, providing pain control and supporting life functions during surgery, supervising care after surgery and discharging the patient from the recovery unit.