Farhood Farjah, MD, MPH, FACS
Farhood Farjah, MD, MPH, FACS
- Airway and esophageal endoscopy
- Chest wall tumor
- Esophageal cancer care
- Esophageal surgery
- General surgery
- Lung cancer
- Mesothelioma cancer care
- Pulmonary and respiratory disease care
- Thoracic surgery
- Robotic surgery
Patient Ratings and Reviews
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Dr. Farjah was great. [...]
Dr. Farjah's approach to explaining from his perspective/expertise the options I have was very much appreciated. It gave me great confidence about moving ahead with care at UW.
Dr. Farjah's explanations and discussions about my condition raised my confidence level in him.
[...] It was such an easy flow and doctor was very informative. I felt he respected my intelligence and was very informative. He clearly discussed all issues and options.
The Doctor was very through explaining my situation for surgery. Was very nice and professional in explaining everything to me and my husband. His nurse assistant was kind and through, also. Overall was a good experience.
The Doctor was the best [...]
[...] Dr. Farjah -- made this difficult visit manageable and understandable, treated me with respect and dignity, and were caring professionals. [...]
Dr.Farjah,I couldn't ask for anyone that relates to me better than he does. And I expect he does that for everyone I just have a sneaking feeling he takes the time and makes the time to answer all your questions and understand your concerns. [...]
[...] and Dr. FARHOD FARJAH are exceptional.
Dr. Farjah and his assistant [...] are both excellent staff.
Dr Farjah has always been very candid in his remarks concerning the need for Monitoring my condition. I understand and agree with him 100%
Every one was friendly, knowledgeable, and made me feel comfortable. Dr. Farhood was very impressive with his clarity in describing my options and in seeking my input.
From [...] nurse assistant, to ARNP [...], to Dr. Farjah, all demonstrated caring attitude and knowledge regarding my situation and diagnosis. My visit was pleasant, and very informative.
Dr. Farjah and his staff are tremendous. I cannot say enough good things about them.I will always seek their care if needed.
Very happy that *Dr. Farjah is my doctor and that I can follow up with him directly.
[...] I certainly feel very fortunate to have Dr Farjah as my doctor. I feel like I am in very good hands.
I have always received excellent care from Dr Farjah and his team
Keep up the good work the quality is excellent. Dr Farjah
About Farhood Farjah
Dr. Farjah is a thoracic surgeon, scientist, and educator at the University of Washington. He has advanced training in thoracic oncology and minimally-invasive surgery from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Farhood is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery, an Endowed Chair in Lung Cancer Research, and the Associate Medical Director for the Surgical Outcomes Research Center.
Dr. Farjah believes that, “Patients seek out specialists for a variety of reasons—symptoms, a diagnosis, a cure, advice on further testing, a first, second, or even third opinion, specialized treatment, follow-up care, palliative care, and hope. I am committed to understanding patients’ goals and helping them achieve their goals.” He has expertise is in multi-disciplinary management of lung and esophageal cancer, thymoma, mesothelioma, and rare tumors of the chest such as sarcoma; complex benign esophageal disease; thoracoscopic and robotic surgery; and advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. In addition to caring for individuals, Dr. Farjah has helped lead a population health approach to promoting lung cancer screening among eligible primary care patients within UW Medicine. National organizations—including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American College of Chest Physicians, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and the National Lung Cancer Roundtable—recognized his clinical expertise and invited him to serve on a number of leadership and practice guideline committees.
Dr. Farjah participates in clinical research because he "want(s) to do work that will benefit people that (he) will never meet.” The National Cancer Institute awarded him a $1.9 million grant to lead a multi-institutional team to better understand how intensely to evaluate individuals with incidentally (not screen) detected lung nodules. He has also received funding from the CHEST Foundation and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. His research aims to find the best diagnostic and treatment options for patients, develop and validate tools used by clinicians to make better decisions, and help health system leaders and other stakeholders make informed policy decisions based on scientific evidence. In addition to leading these research efforts, he is committed to mentoring the next generation of clinician-scientists and surgeon leaders through his role as the Associate Medical Director of the Surgical Outcomes Research Center. Dr. Farjah also serves on the editorial boards for CHEST, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
Dr. Farjah loves trying out new restaurants as well as spending time with family, friends, and his pets. He enjoys cooking and grilling. Dr. Farjah used to play in a high school rock band and had both a mullet and an American-made neck-through-body Jackson Randy Rhoads Flying V guitar!
Education and Training
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterFellowship, 2012, Cardiothoracic SurgeryUW - Dept. of General SurgeryResidency, 2010, SurgeryUW - Dept. of General SurgeryFellowship, 2008UW - School of Public Health