Farhood Farjah, MD, MPH 

Task Group Vice Chair
University of Washington
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


Farhood Farjah, MD, MPH, is a thoracic surgeon, scientist, and educator. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery and the Endowed Chair in Lung Cancer Research at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. Farhood has clinical expertise in thoracic oncology, minimally-invasive surgery, and endoscopy. He is particularly passionate about the care of individuals at-risk for or diagnosed with lung cancer. Farhood’s research interests are in quality improvement, comparative-effectiveness, and risk-prediction/biomarkers with an emphasis on lung cancer care delivery, outcomes, and value. He has received funding from the National Cancer Institute, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and the CHEST Foundation. Farhood is actively involved training of the next generation of clinicians and investigators through his roles as Associate Program Director for the UW Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Programs and Associate Medical Director for the UW Surgical Outcomes Research Center.