Farivar, Alexander S.

Farivar, Alexander S

Alexander S. Farivar is a board-certified general and thoracic surgeon recognized for a care philosophy that puts mesothelioma patients’ needs first.

  • Serves as surgical director of institution’s Pleural Diseases Department
  • Advocates use of robot-assisted and thoracoscopic surgery when appropriate.
  • Research focuses on improving multimodality treatment methods and performance of extrapleural pneumonectomies.
  • Authored a number of book chapters and reviews, authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in professional journals, and delivered many presentations on cancer topics.
  • Teaches at Swedish Medical Center.
  • Member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and American College of Chest Physicians.
  • Voted a “Top Doctor” in Seattle magazine (2013) and in Seattle Metropolitan magazine (2011-12).


  • M.D. degree from Boston University Medical School.