Farhood Farjah M.D.

Farhood Farjah M.D.
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  • English
  • Farsi


  • Airway and Esophageal Endoscopy
  • Cancer Care (Chest Wall)
  • Cancer Care (Esophageal)
  • Cancer Care (Lung)
  • Cancer Care (Mesothelioma)
  • Epidemiology
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery


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.

Clinical Interests

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

Evaluating the relationship between lung cancer diagnostics and outcomes; developing patient-centered quality metrics for thoracic surgery


Institution Credential Year
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
Degree Institution Year
MD Oregon Health & Science University 2002

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Surgery Surgery 2010
American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic Surgery 2013