Dr. Farhood Farjah is a thoracic surgeon and researcher. He holds an appointment as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington. Dr. Farhood Farjah obtained his medical degree at Oregon Health and Science University and trained at the University of Washington in general surgery. He did his residency at University at Washington Medical Center and his fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Farjah’s postdoctoral research fellowship was funded by the National Institute of Health and National Cancer Institute. Dr. Farjah also has a master’s degree in epidemiology and is the Associate Medical Director of the Surgical Outcomes Research Center. (SORCE).
As a young man, he had always been interested in helping and working directly with people, service and science. Dr Farjah is committed to understanding patients’ goals and helping them achieve them. He plans to use his training, experience and network of colleagues to help patients achieve their goals.
He is involved with research that studies how doctors deliver care to lung cancer and mesothelioma patients in the United States. His goal is that all patients have the best possible outcome. Another of his goals during his research is to increase the quality and value of thoracic oncology patients experiences.
Dr. Farjah has a special interest in occupational related illnesses, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. In addition to treating mesothelioma and lung cancer patients, Dr. Farjah has lectured on the treatment of mesothelioma, including a recent continuing medical education course on “Multi-Modality Treatment of Pleural Mesothelioma.” Dr. Farjah has also taught at the American College of Surgeons. The mesothelioma community is fortunate to have Dr. Farjah to help in the fight against mesothelioma and to help patients, especially those in the Pacific Northwest.