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.
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
Evaluating the relationship between lung cancer diagnostics and outcomes; developing patient-centered quality metrics for thoracic surgery
|UW - Dept. of Surgery||Residency||2010|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center||Fellowship||2012|
|Oregon Health & Science University||Medical education||2002|
|UW - Dept. of Surgery||Residency||2005|
|UW - School of Public Health||Master Public Health||2007|
|UW - Dept. of Surgery||Fellowship||2008|
|MD||Oregon Health &amp;amp; Science University||2002|
|American Board of Surgery||Surgery||2010|
|American Board of Thoracic Surgery||Thoracic Surgery||2013|