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Investigator Profile: Farhood Farjah, MD, MPH, FACS

Farhood Farjah, MD, MPH, FACS
Endowed Chair in Lung Cancer Research
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Associate Medical Director, Surgical Outcomes Research Center

I am a thoracic surgeon, clinical investigator, and educator interested in improving healthcare delivery and outcomes for individuals at-risk for and/or diagnosed with lung cancer. One goal is to improve clinical outcomes and the value of diagnostic modalities used for screening, staging, and/or surveillance through comparative-effectiveness research. Another goal is to develop, validate, and implement risk-prediction models as a means of optimizing the value of diagnostic tests and personalizing cancer care. Additionally, I remain heavily involved in quality improvement research. Through my role as Associate Medical Director of the University of Washington Surgical Outcomes Research Center, I also enjoy mentoring post-doctoral fellows interested in quality improvement and/or comparative-effectiveness research, new technology assessment, and health economic evaluations for a variety of thoracic conditions.