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, Lung Disease (Pulmonary) , Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Surgery, Thoracic Surgery


Cancer Care, 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 


Farhood Farjah, M.D., M.S., is a thoracic surgeon, health services researcher, UW assistant 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.

Patient Care Philosophy

Personal Interests

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

Clinical Interests

Teaching Interests

Research Interests


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterFellowshipCardiothoracic Surgery2012
UW - Dept. of SurgeryResidencySurgery2010
UW - Dept. of SurgeryFellowship2008
UW - School of Public HealthMaster Public Health2007
UW - Dept. of SurgeryResidencySurgery2005
Oregon Health & Science UniversityMedical education2002

Board Certifications

American Board of Thoracic SurgeryThoracic Surgery2013
American Board of SurgerySurgery2010
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