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.

Douglas E. Wood, MD, FACS, FRCSEd

Steering Committee Vice Chair
University of Washington


Douglas E. Wood, MD, FACS, FRCSEd, is The Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at University of Washington.   Prior to that he was Professor and Endowed Chair in Lung Cancer Research in the Department of Surgery at the University of Washington, where he was the Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.  Dr. Wood received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University and trained in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Wood is a world leader in thoracic surgery and thoracic oncology.  He is past president of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Western Thoracic Surgical Association, and Seattle Surgical Society, previously serving as Director of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and Chair of the ACGME Thoracic RRC.  Dr. Wood is currently the president of the Thoracic Surgery Foundation and president of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTSNet). He serves as the chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Lung Cancer Screening Panel, vice-chair of the NCCN Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Panel, and vice-chair of the American Cancer Society National Lung Cancer Roundtable.