Dr. Failor is a clinical professor of endocrinology. He sees patients in the UW Endocrinology Clinic, the UW Pituitary Clinic, and the SCCA Endocrine Neoplasia Clinic. He treats benign and malignant endocrine tumors, including adrenal cortical cancer, pheochromocytoma, medullary thyroid cancer, thyroid cancer, and parathyroid tumors.
Every patient is unique both as a person, and as a medical case. I attempt to adapt evidence based information to the care of each individual in a personal and caring fashion.
Endocrine tumors, pituitary disease
- Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine
- MD: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1977
- Internship: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
- Residency: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
- Fellowship: University of Washington, Department of Endocrinology
Richard Failor, MD went into the medical field because he says, "Being a physician allows me to combine the privilege of working with people in an intimate manner, while pursuing my fascination with the biological sciences."
Many of the physicians at SCCA are involved in research. Dr. Failor is peripherally involved in a number of clinical studies, and is the local principle investigator for the ACCORD study (a long-term diabetes outcome study).
"Over the course of my career, I have witnessed some remarkable advancements and improvements in our care of patients," he says. "I expect the pace of development of new diagnostic and therapeutic tools to continue to accelerate. It is going to get better, and better."
Outside of work, Dr. Failor is a “weekend farmer” and enjoys being outdoors. He is also a self-professed compulsive exerciser.