John Farrington, MD

Distinguished Service Award

(2010) John Farrington, MD ’52, was honored with the Distinguished Service Award for outstanding service to the Medical Alumni Association. Farrington is a past president of the MAA board and has been active in the organization since the early 1960s. Through his dedication and leadership, he has continually engaged alumni and encouraged support for the School of Medicine.

Leadership has been a constant in Farrington’s career, in which he practiced internal medicine in Boulder for 31 years. He has been the president of the Colorado Medical Society Education Foundation, president of the Colorado Medical Society, president of the American Society of Internal Medicine and a professor emeritus and master of the American College of Physicians. His former colleague, Bill Maniatis, says, "I don’t know anyone who doesn’t think the world of John Farrington. In anything he’s done, he’s been a leader."

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