Patrick H. Farley, MSHS, PA-C
Patrick Farley is a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA) with a background in Emergency Medicine now specializing in Rheumatology and returning to the ARA family. Patrick grew up outside New York City and earned a BA in American History and Psychology from Clark University in Worcester, MA. Prior to attending PA school, Patrick worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator for ARA performing clinical trials for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and Osteoporosis. Patrick worked on one of the approving trials for Humira (Adalimumab). Patrick graduated from George Washington University Physician Assistant Program in 2005 earning a Master’s in Health Science, with honors in the Alpha Eta Honor Society.
Patrick returns to ARA after 16 years at UMMS Baltimore Washington Medical Center Emergency Department where he worked with critically ill patients and mentored and led a team of almost 30 Advanced Practice Providers. Patrick remains on staff at the UMMS BWMC Emergency Department.
During the peaks of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Patrick served as a frontline provider both in the Emergency Department and working at the Baltimore Convention Center Covid Field Hospital (BCCFH). Patrick continues to work with Covid-19 patients at the BCCFH part-time, doing telehealth, infusions, testing, and vaccines.
Patrick is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Physician Assistants in Rheumatology, and the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants. Patrick is certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Patrick is a proud Eagle Scout and during undergrad, led a small bicycle group ride across the United States to raise money for Land Preservation.
Patrick lives with his wife and two daughters in the Annapolis area. He enjoys gardening, barbecuing, hiking, fishing, playing with his dog, crabbing, dad jokes, and supporting his busy daughters in all their multitude of sports.
Patrick will work with Dr. Alan Matsumoto and Dr. Jeffrey Potter, seeing patients in the Wheaton office.