Roger Farber, Penn Medicine

Roger Evan Farber, a member of the faculty at Penn Medicine from 1988 to 1996, passed away on January 24, 2018, from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 79.

Dr. Farber was born in Buffalo, New York, where he attended Bennett High School and the University of Buffalo. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1963, where he met his wife. Dr. Farber completed his internship at the Buffalo General Hospital, served in the public health service at NIH and returned to Penn to complete his residency in neurology in 1969.

After relocating to Minneapolis, Dr. Farber co-founded the Noran Neurological Clinic. In 1988, he returned to Penn to join the neurology faculty; he taught and practiced with a particular emphasis on headache and pain. He opened his private practice, the Pennsylvania Headache and Pain Center, in 1995, where he alleviated the pain and suffering of his patients, and left Penn in 1996.

Dr. Farber is survived by his wife, Abigail; children, Deborah Farber Sonnenberg (David), Daniel (Janey), Benjamin (Anna), and Rebecca (Martin); grandchildren Rachael, Hannah, Tovi, Elian, Madeline, Kathryn, Lucas, Leo, Lars, Preston and Quinn; and sister Carol Reddy (Michael).