Farhood Farjah, MD
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
University of Washington School of Medicine
Why do you work with cancer patients?
I’m a thoracic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgery for lung cancer, esophageal cancer and other lung diseases. My clinical expertise includes the management of lung and esophageal cancer, pleural mesothelioma and any other malignancy that involves the chest. My specialties include airway and esophageal endoscopy, cancer care (chest wall), epidemiology, esophageal cancer and surgery, lung cancer, mesothelioma cancer care, minimally invasive surgery, pulmonary and respiratory disease care, robotic surgery and thoracic surgery. I am also a health services researcher, UW associate professor in the Department of Surgery, and associate medical director of the Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE). I’m involved in research that examines how doctors deliver care to lung cancer patients in the U.S. My goal is to improve care delivery so that all patients have the best possible outcome, while also increasing the quality and value of thoracic oncologic care.
What’s your approach to cancer care?
Oregon Health and Science University
University of Washington Medical Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Thoracic Surgery, 2013, American Board of Thoracic Surgery; Surgery, 2010, American Board of Surgery