William Farrar, MD, is chief executive officer of The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, the 3rd largest cancer hospital in the nation. He also serves as director of the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center and is an active surgical oncologist specializing in the treatment of patients with breast cancer. Considered to be one of the nation’s foremost experts in cancer care, his opinion and thought leadership has been sought after for more than 40 years. He’s authored more than 120 cancer research articles in prestigious medical journals, along with several book chapters and scientific abstracts, and has served for more than 20 years on the editorial board for the Journal of Surgical Oncology. He has held leadership positions on the national and local levels in many professional organizations and societies. Dr. Farrar received his B.A in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University and his Medical Degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. As a surgical resident at Ohio State in 1975, he was mentored by Dr. Arthur G. James, the namesake of The James. It was James himself, a respected cancer surgeon, who urged Dr. Farrar to pursue surgical oncology. Dr. Farrar is considered by his patients as one of the “nicest, kindness and most sincere” people around and is consistently ranked as one of the “Best Doctor’s in America.” Dr. Farrar and his wife, Kathryn, reside in Dublin, Ohio. They have 4 children (William, Elizabeth, Caroline and Kathryn) and 7 grandchildren.