Farhood Farjah M.D.

Farhood Farjah M.D.

Bio

Dr. Farjah is a thoracic surgeon and health services researcher. He has appointments at the University of Washington (UW) as Assistant Professor of…

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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

Dr. Farjah has a strong interest in 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.

Research Interests

Dr. Farjah’s research interests include evaluating the relationship between lung cancer diagnostics and outcomes, and developing patient-centered quality metrics for thoracic surgery.

Education

  • InstitutionCredentialYear
  • Oregon Health & Science UniversityMedical education2002
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterFellowship
  • UW - Dept. of SurgeryFellowship
  • UW - Dept. of SurgeryResidency
  • UW - Dept. of SurgeryResidency
  • UW - School of Public HealthMaster Public Health

Board Certifications

  • CertificationSpecialtyYear
  • American Board of Thoracic SurgeryThoracic Surgery2013
  • American Board of SurgerySurgery2010
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.

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