Caribbean College of Surgeons

Honorees

Dr. Earle Farrington

Dr. Earle FarringtonDr. Earle Farrington is the first Bahamian trained and certified General Surgeon. A graduate of the Government High School, he obtained his medical degree from the University of Glasgow in 1953. Amassing considerable experience in all the surgical disciplines, he obtained his Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1962.

Dr. Farrington returned to The Bahamas and was appointed as the first Bahamian Consultant in 1964; he served as the Head of Department of Surgery from 1968 to 1987. Dr. Farrington has made an outstanding and exemplary service to all Bahamians. In the early days prior to surgical specialization, Dr. Farmington was the traditional General Surgeon, he took “all comers”, essentially performing surgery in all the surgical disciplines as required – his training in Glasgow had served him well.

During his surgical career in the PMH it is estimated that he has performed over 30,000 surgical operations. For this outstanding service he has been awarded the Membership of the British Empire, the Gold Medal for Medicine at The Bahamas Independence Silver Jubilee Awards, the Sir Victor Sassoon Golden Heart of the Year Award and Honorary Membership of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Academy of Medical Sciences.