Farhood Farjah M.D.

Farhood Farjah M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Airway and Esophageal Endoscopy, Cancer Care (Chest Wall), Cancer Care (Esophageal), Cancer Care (Lung), Cancer Care (Mesothelioma), Epidemiology, Esophageal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pulmonary Disease, Robotic Surgery, Surgery, Thoracic Surgery


Lung Care and Lung Transplantation Services


English, Farsi


Primary Location

Thoracic Surgery Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4477|Map It 

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

825 Eastlake Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 855.557.0555|Map It 

Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic

1560 N 115th
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: 206.386.1582|Map It 


Dr. Farjah is a thoracic surgeon and health services researcher. He has appointments at the University of Washington (UW) as Assistant Professor of Surgery and Associate Medical Director of the Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE).

Dr. Farjah trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in cardiothoracic surgery and UW in general surgery. His research training involved a 3-year postdoctoral research fellowship sponsored by SORCE and funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute. During this time he also obtained a Master’s degree in Epidemiology at the UW School of Public Health.

Patient Care Philosophy

Patients seek out specialists for various reasons—symptoms, a diagnosis, a cure, advice on further testing, a first, second, or even third opinion, specialized treatment, follow-up care, palliation, and/or hope.  I am committed to understanding patients’ goals and helping them achieve their goals using my training and experience as well as my network of colleagues and healthcare resources.

Personal Interests

Dr. Farjah enjoys grilling, playing the guitar, swimming, reading non-fiction, and spending time with family and friends.

Clinical Interests

Disease-based, multi-disciplinary management of lung and esophageal cancer, pleural mesothelioma, and any other malignancy that involves the chest and may be amenable to surgical intervention

Teaching Interests

Dr. Farjah is committed to teaching individuals who are enthusiastic about patient care and/or science.  He is involved in the career development and promotion of undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, residents, and fellows.

Research Interests

Evaluating the relationship between lung cancer diagnostics and outcomes; developing patient-centered quality metrics for thoracic surgery


Oregon Health & Science UniversityMedical education2002
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterFellowshipCardiothoracic Surgery
UW - Dept. of SurgeryFellowship
UW - Dept. of SurgeryResidencySurgery
UW - Dept. of SurgeryResidencySurgery
UW - School of Public HealthMaster Public Health


Board Certifications

American Board of Thoracic SurgeryThoracic Surgery2013
American Board of SurgerySurgery2010
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