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.
“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.”
Dr. Farjah enjoys grilling, playing the guitar, swimming, reading non-fiction, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Farjah has a strong interest in 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.
Dr. Farjah’s research interests include evaluating the relationship between lung cancer diagnostics and outcomes, and developing patient-centered quality metrics for thoracic surgery.
Dr. Farjah is committed to teaching individuals who are enthusiastic about patient care and/or science. He is involved in the career development and promotion of undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, residents, and fellows.
Cancer Care (esophageal), Cancer Care (lung), Epidemiology, Pulmonary/Lung Care, Surgery