Farhood Farjah M.D. Accepting new patients

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Airway and esophageal endoscopy, Cancer care (chest wall), Epidemiology, Esophageal cancer care, Esophageal surgery, General surgery, Lung cancer, Mesothelioma cancer care, Minimally invasive surgery, Pulmonary and respiratory disease care, Robotic surgery, Thoracic surgery


English, Farsi


Farhood Farjah, M.D., M.S., is a thoracic surgeon, health services researcher, UW associate professor of surgery and associate medical director of the Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE).

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 hope. Dr. Farjah is committed to understanding patients’ goals and helping them achieve them.

Dr. Farjah trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the UW. His clinical expertise includes management of lung and esophageal cancer, pleural mesothelioma and any other malignancy that involves the chest and may be amenable to surgical intervention. Dr. Farjah is also committed to teaching individuals who are enthusiastic about patient care and science. He is involved in the career development and promotion of undergraduate, graduate and medical students, residents and fellows.

Personal Interests

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

Thoracic Surgery Clinic at UWMC

Thoracic Surgery Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor Seattle, WA 98195


Lung, esophageal and other chest cancer treatments

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

825 Eastlake Ave. E Seattle, WA 98109


Breast cancer, Cancer care, Colorectal cancer, Gynecologic oncology

Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic

1560 N 115th Seattle, WA 98133


Cardiovascular surgery, General cardiology, Thoracic surgery, Vascular surgery

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Fellowship, 2012, Cardiothoracic Surgery

UW - Dept. of Surgery

Residency, 2010, Surgery

UW - Dept. of Surgery

Fellowship, 2008

UW - School of Public Health

Master Public Health, 2007

UW - Dept. of Surgery

Residency, 2005, Surgery

Oregon Health & Science University

Medical education, 2002


Board Certifications
  • Thoracic Surgery, 2013, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery, 2010, American Board of Surgery