Dr. Ramsay Farah is currently Chief of Dermatology at the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, where he additionally holds an appointment as Associate Professor of Pathology. He is also in private practice with his father, Dr. Fuad S. Farah, the founding member of the Farah Dermatology and Cosmetics.Dr. Ramsay Farah attended Syracuse University, where he majored in honors-program history, graduating magna cum laude. He completed his medical education at the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, graduating in 1995, followed by an internship in Internal Medicine at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. He was then accepted into the prestigious Dermatology Residency Program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, graduating with board certification in that specialty in 1999. He spent an additional year at Barnes in the very competitive field of Dermatopathology, acquiring board certification in that subspecialty in 2001.In July 2000, Dr. Farah joined his father Fuad in private practice at the Farah Dermatology and Cosmetics in Syracuse, New York, accepting also dual appointments in Medicine and Pathology at the SUNY Upstate Medical University. In 2003, he became Chief of the Dermatology Division at Upstate, a position held by his father since 1976. He is active in the teaching of medical students and residents, both in the wards and the lecture hall. He is also the laboratory director for the MOHS surgery lab and in conjunction with his sister (Dr. Joyce Farah) is responsible for performing and overseeing MOHS surgery and Photodynamic therapy. Dr. Farah lectures regularly to the general medical community in Syracuse. Dr. Ramsay Farah is a past president of the Onondaga County Medical Society, having served from 2012-2013 and among the youngest to have done so. He has been twice selected to attend the prestigious AAD leadership conferences sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology
On a personal note, Dr. Farah is fluent in three languages. He is widely traveled, having spent his junior year in college in France, circumnavigating the globe with his brother a year later. He is an expert skier and tennis player, as well as an accomplished ultralight pilot. In 2000, he participated in a volunteer medical mission to the Ukraine sponsored by the Central Presbyterian Church of St. Louis.