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Alexander Farivar, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgeon

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  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. Alexander Farivar is a surgeon based in Seattle, Washington. He has been working in the medical field for almost two decades. He has dealt with numerous cases of lung cancer, mesothelioma, and pleural diseases during his career. He has a vast knowledge of minimally invasive surgery and is also experienced in robot-assisted surgery. Dr. Farivar graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Afterward, he completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Washington and a fellowship in thoracic surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Farivar is board-certified both in surgery and thoracic and cardiac surgery. One of the areas of interest he focused on during the past years is mesothelioma. He is one of the most reputable specialists who conduct a thorough research in this domain. He contributed to multiple studies and publications. Some of his works focus on topics like thrombosis and inflammation. Dr. Farivar has been listed among the top doctors by the Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. He is an active member of various medical associations including the American College of Chest Physicians, and the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation. He is currently affiliated with the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle. Patients who want to benefit from his support can use one of the following insurances: Aetna, Humana, MultiPlan, Blue Shield of California, UnitedHealthcare, Coventry Health Care, Blue Cross of California, Health Net.

  • Education & Training


    Boston University - 1999

    Medical School


    University of Washington Medical Center



    Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Surgery

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

  • Hospital & Practice

    Swedish Cancer Institute - Seattle

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (206) 386-2354

    1221 Madison St

    Seattle, Washington 98104

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. Alexander Farivar has contributed to 4 publications.

    Crosstalk between Thrombosis and Inflammation: Thrombin Activation after Lung Reperfusion.

    Farivar AS, McCourtie AS, Delgado MF, MacKinnon-Patterson B, Mulligan MS. Bayer Research Scientific Committee. Phoenix, AZ. May 20, 2005.

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    The Anti-inflammatory Properties of Mycophenelate Mofetil in Acute Oxidative Lung Injury.

    Farivar AS, MacKinnon-Patterson B, Woolley SM, Mulligan MS. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. Philadelphia, PA. April, 2005.

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    Poly (ADP) Ribose Polymerase Inhibition Improves Rat Cardiac Allograft Survival

    Alexander S. Farivar, MD, Anton S. McCourtie, MRCS, Brendan C. MacKinnon-Patterson, BS, Steven M. Woolley, MRCS, Andrew D. Barnes, PharmD, Min Chen, MD, PhD, Prakash Jagtap, PhD, Csaba Szabó, MD, PhD, Christopher T. Salerno, MD, PhD, Michael S. Mulligan, MDcorrespondence

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    The Role of p38 in Experimental Obliterative Airway Disease in Rats. The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

    Farivar AS, MacKinnon-Patterson B, Woolley SM, Fraga C, Thomas R, Mulligan MS.

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    American College of Chest Physicians

    CTS Net

    International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation

    Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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