Education and Expertise
Dr. Farhood Farjah earned his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Washington and his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
He currently practices as a thoracic surgeon at the University of Washington where he also serves as an assistant professor. His special areas of interest include thoracic surgery and minimally invasive robotic surgery, as well as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related diseases.
Dr. Farhood Farjah has dedicated himself to advancing his field. He offers his patients this same level of dedication while providing them with the most advanced treatment and the best care.
Dr. Farjah advocates for minimally invasive robotic surgery for his patients with asbestos-related thoracic malignancy because it has fewer risks, is less invasive, and has a shorter recovery time. However, he recognizes there is a time and a place for more aggressive surgeries, such as extrapleural pneumonectomy. Dr. Farjah is proud to offer these surgeries to his patients at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, a specialty treatment center for all kinds of cancer.
Dr. Farjah teams up with medical oncologists and radiation oncologists to provide his patients with multidisciplinary care. When he is not operating, he can be found teaching surgical trainees or leading the University of Washington’s Surgical Outcomes Research Center as the center’s Associate Medical Director.
Dr. Farjah has dedicated himself to advancing his field. He offers his patients this same level of dedication while providing them with the most advanced treatment for lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related diseases.