Biography & Education

Biography
To offer compassionate and individualized care for every patient
Specialties
  • Thoracic Surgery
Education Background
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington General Surgery Residency
Fellowship: Brigham and Womens - Harvard Medical School
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

1101 Madison Street
Suite 900
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax 206-215-6801
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Research

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Publications:

Farivar AS, Cerfolio RJ, Vallières E, Knight AW, Bryant A, Lingala V, Aye RW, Louie BE. Comparing robotic lung resection with thoracotomy and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery cases entered into the society of thoracic surgeons database. Innovations (Phila). 2014 Jan-Feb;9(1):10-5. 
 
Deen SA, Wilson JL, Wilshire CL, Vallières E, Farivar AS, Aye RW, Ely RE, Louie BE. Defining the Cost of Care for Lobectomy and Segmentectomy: A Comparison of Open, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic, and Robotic Approaches. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Mar;97(3):1000-7. 
 
Deen S, Farivar AS, Louie BE. Thoracic techniques: robotic thymectomy for thymoma. Indian J Surg Oncol. 2013 Jun;4(2):132-7.
 
Wilson JL, Louie BE, Farivar AS, Vallières E, Aye RW. Fully covered self-expanding metal stents are effective for benign esophagogastric disruptions and strictures. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Dec;17(12):2045-50.
 
Hunt BM, Louie BE, Dunst CM, Lipham JC, Farivar AS, Sharata A, Aye RW. Esophagectomy for failed endoscopic therapy in patients with high-grade dysplasia or intramucosal carcinoma. Dis Esophagus. 2013 Jun 24. 
 
Hunt BM, Louie BE, Schembre DB, Bohorfoush AG, Farivar AS, Aye RW. Outcomes in patients who have failed endoscopic therapy for dysplastic Barrett's metaplasia or early esophageal cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 May;95(5):1734-40. 
 
Qureshi AP, Aye RW, Buduhan G, Knight A, Orlina J, Farivar AS, Wagner OJ, McHugh S, Louie BE. The laparoscopic Nissen-Hill hybrid: pilot study of a combined antireflux procedure. Surg Endosc. 2013 Jun;27(6):1945-52.
 
Louie BE, Kapur S, Blitz M, Farivar AS, Vallières E, Aye RW.  Length and pressure of the reconstructed lower esophageal sphincter is determined by both crural closure and Nissen fundoplication. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Feb;17(2):236-43.
 
Wagner OJ, Louie BE, Vallières E, Aye RW, Farivar AS. Near-infrared fluorescence imaging can help identify the contralateral phrenic nerve during robotic thymectomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Aug;94(2):622-5.
 
Egan M, Louie BE, Farivar AS, Wagner O, Vallières E. Laparoscopic repair of gastric herniation after extrapleural pneumonectomy for mesothelioma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 May;93(5)
 
Hunt BM, Farivar AS, Vallières E, Louie BE, Aye RW, Flores EE, Gorden JA. Thoracoscopic talc versus tunneled pleural catheters for palliation of malignant pleural effusions. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Oct;94(4):1053-7
 
Louie BE, Farivar AS, Aye RW, Vallières E. Early experience with robotic lung resection results in similar operative outcomes and morbidity when compared with matched video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery cases. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 May;93(5):1598-604
 
Farivar AS, Louie BE, Aye RW, Horton MP, Vallières E. Extrapleural pneumonectomy for primary pleural mullerian tumor in a young woman. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Jan;93(1)
 
Louie BE, Kapur S, Farivar AS, Youssef SJ, Gorden J, Aye RW, Vallières E. Safety and utility of mediastinoscopy in non-small cell lung cancer in a complex mediastinum. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jul;92(1):278-82
 
Louie BE, Blitz M, Farivar AS, Orlina J, Aye RW. Repair of symptomatic giant paraesophageal hernias in elderly (>70 years) patients results in improved quality of life. J Gastrointest Surg. 2011 Mar;15(3):389-96
 
McCourtie AS, Merry HE, Wolf PS, FitzSullivan E, Keech JC, Farivar AS, Mulligan MS. Synergistic protection in lung ischemia-reperfusion injury with calcineurin and thrombin inhibition. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jun;89(6):1766-71.
 
Youssef SJ, Louie BE, Farivar AS, Blitz M, Aye RW, Vallières E. Comparison of open and minimally invasive thymectomies at a single institution. Am J Surg. 2010 May;199(5):589-93. 
 
Nash RA, Yunosov M, Abrams K, Hwang B, Castilla-Llorente C, Chen P, Farivar AS, Georges GE, Hackman RC, Lamm WJ, Lesnikova M, Ochs HD, Randolph-Habecker J, Ziegler SF, Storb R, Storer B, Madtes DK, Glenny R, Mulligan MS. Immunomodulatory effects of mixed hematopoietic chimerism: immune tolerance in canine model of lung transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2009 May;9(5):1037-47.
 
 
McCourtie AS, Farivar AS, Woolley SM, Merry HE, Wolf PS, Mackinnon-Patterson B, Keech JC, Fitzsullivan E, Mulligan MS.  Alveolar macrophage secretory products effect type 2 pneumocytes undergoing hypoxia-reoxygenation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Dec;86(6):1774-9.
 
Wolf PS, Merry HE, Farivar AS, McCourtie AS, Mulligan MS. Stress-activated protein kinase inhibition to ameliorate lung ischemia reperfusion injury. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Mar;135(3):656-65. 
 
McCourtie AS, Merry HE, Farivar AS, Goss CH, Mulligan MS. Alveolar macrophage secretory products augment the response of rat pulmonary artery endothelial cells to hypoxia and reoxygenation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Mar;85(3):1056-60.
 
McCourtie AS, Farivar AS, Woolley SM, Merry HE, Wolf PS, Szabo C, Mulligan MS. Poly (ADP) ribose synthetase inhibition in alveolar macrophages undergoing hypoxia and reoxygenation. Exp Mol Pathol. 2008 Apr;84(2):141-4. 
 
Farivar AS, Merry HE, Fica-Delgado MJ, McCourtie AS, Mackinnon-Patterson BC, Mulligan MS. Interleukin-6 regulation of direct lung ischemia reperfusion injury. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Aug;82(2):472-8.
 
Farivar AS, Yunusov MY, Chen P, Leone RJ, Madtes DK, Kuhr CS, Spector MR,  Abrams K, Hwang B, Nash RA, Mulligan MS. Optimizing a canine survival model of orthotopic lung transplantation. Transplant Proc. 2006 Jun;38(5):1638-40.
 
Farivar AS, Delgado MF, McCourtie AS, Barnes AD, Verrier ED, Mulligan MS. Crosstalk between thrombosis and inflammation in lung reperfusion injury. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Mar;81(3):1061-7.
 
Chen P, Farivar AS, Mulligan MS, Madtes DK. Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 deficiency abrogates obliterative airway disease after heterotopic tracheal transplantation. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2006 Apr;34(4):464-72
 
Farivar AS, MacKinnon-Patterson B, Barnes AD, Mulligan MS.  The effect of anti-inflammatory properties of mycophenolate mofetil on the development of lung reperfusion injury. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Dec;24(12):2235-42.
 
Farivar AS, McCourtie AS, MacKinnon-Patterson BC, Woolley SM, Barnes AD, Chen M, Jagtap P, Szabó C, Salerno CT, Mulligan MS. Poly (ADP) ribose polymerase inhibition improves rat cardiac allograft survival. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Sep;80(3):950-6.
 
Farivar AS, Mackinnon-Patterson B, McCourtie AS, Namkung J, Ward PA, Mulligan MS. Obliterative airway disease in rat tracheal allografts requires tumor necrosis factor alpha. Exp Mol Pathol. 2005 Jun;78(3):190-7.
 
Farivar AS, Mackinnon-Patterson BC, McCourtie AS, Ward PA, Mulligan MS. The role of CC and CXC chemokines in cardiac allograft rejection in rats. Exp Mol Pathol. 2005 Jun;78(3):171-6.
 
Farivar AS, Mackinnon-Patterson BC, Barnes AD, McCourtie AS, Mulligan MS. Cyclosporine modulates the response to hypoxia-reoxygenation in pulmonary artery endothelial cells. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Mar;79(3):1010-6.
 
Woolley SM, Farivar AS, Naidu BV, Salzman A, Szabo C, Thomas R, Fraga C, Mulligan  MS. Role of poly (ADP) ribose synthetase in lung ischemia-reperfusion injury. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2004 Nov;23(11):1290-6.
 
Farivar AS, Woolley SM, Naidu BV, Fraga CH, Byrne K, Thomas R, Salzman AL, Szabo CS, Mulligan MS. Poly (ADP) ribose synthetase inhibition reduces obliterative airway disease in rat tracheal allografts. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2004 Aug;23(8):993-1002.
 
Farivar AS, Mackinnon-Patterson B, Woolley S, Namkung J, Shimamoto A, Verrier ED, Mulligan MS. FR167653 reduces obliterative airway disease in rats. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2004 Aug;23(8):985-92.
 
Farivar AS, Vallières E, Kowdley KV, Wood DE, Mulligan MS. Airway obstruction complicating esophageal stent placement in two post-pneumonectomy patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Aug;78(2):e22-3.
 
Farivar AS, Woolley SM, Fraga CH, Thomas R, Salzman AL, Szabo C, Mulligan MS. Intratracheal poly (ADP) ribose synthetase inhibition ameliorates lung ischemia reperfusion injury. Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Jun;77(6):1938-43.
 
Farivar AS, Krishnadasan B, Naidu BV, Woolley SM, Verrier ED, Mulligan MS. Alpha chemokines regulate direct lung ischemia-reperfusion injury. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2004 May;23(5):585-91.
 
Naidu BV, Woolley SM, Farivar AS, Thomas R, Fraga CH, Goss CH, Mulligan MS. Early tumor necrosis factor-alpha release from the pulmonary macrophage in lung ischemia-reperfusion injury. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 May;127(5):1502-8.
 
Krishnadasan B, Farivar AS, Naidu BV, Woolley SM, Byrne K, Fraga CH, Mulligan MS. Beta-chemokine function in experimental lung ischemia-reperfusion injury. Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Mar;77(3):1056-62.
 
Farivar AS, Woolley SM, Fraga CH, Byrne K, Mulligan MS. Proinflammatory response of alveolar type II pneumocytes to in vitro hypoxia and reoxygenation. Am J Transplant. 2004 Mar;4(3):346-51.
 
Woolley SM, Farivar AS, Naidu BV, Rosengart M, Thomas R, Fraga C, Mulligan MS. Endotracheal calcineurin inhibition ameliorates injury in an experimental model of lung ischemia-reperfusion. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Feb;127(2):376-84.
 
Naidu BV, Farivar AS, Woolley SM, Grainger D, Verrier ED, Mulligan MS. Novel broad-spectrum chemokine inhibitor protects against lung ischemia-reperfusion injury. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2004 Jan;23(1):128-34.
 
Farivar AS, Krishnadasan B, Naidu BV, Woolley SM, Mulligan MS. The role of the beta chemokines in experimental obliterative bronchiolitis. Exp Mol Pathol. 2003 Dec;75(3):210-6.
 
Naidu BV, Farivar AS, Woolley SM, Byrne K, Mulligan MS. Chemokine response of pulmonary artery endothelial cells to hypoxia and reoxygenation. J Surg Res. 2003 Oct;114(2):163-71.
 
Naidu BV, Woolley SM, Farivar AS, Thomas R, Fraga C, Mulligan MS. Simvastatin ameliorates injury in an experimental model of lung ischemia-reperfusion. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Aug;126(2):482-9.
 
 Naidu BV, Krishnadasan B, Farivar AS, Woolley SM, Thomas R, Van Rooijen N, Verrier ED, Mulligan MS. Early activation of the alveolar macrophage is critical to the development of lung ischemia-reperfusion injury. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Jul;126(1):200-7.
 
Farivar AS, Krishnadasan B, Naidu BV, Woolley SM, Verrier ED, Mulligan MS. Endogenous interleukin-4 and interleukin-10 regulate experimental lung ischemia reperfusion injury. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Jul;76(1):253-9.
 
Naidu BV, Farivar AS, Woolley SM, Fraga C, Salzman AL, Szabo C, Groves JT, Mulligan MS. Exp Mol Pathol. 2003 Aug;75(1):12-7.
 
Naidu BV, Farivar AS, Krishnadasan B, Woolley SM, Grainger DJ, Verrier ED, Mulligan MS. Broad-spectrum chemokine inhibition ameliorates experimental obliterative bronchiolitis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Apr;75(4):1118-22.

Book Chapters:
Farivar AS, Lukanich J. "Resection of substernal goiter". In Sugarbaker DJ, Bueno R, Krasna M, Mentzer SJ, Zellos L (editors), Adult Chest Surgery. McGraw Hill, Chapter 133: 1108-15, 2009

Reviews: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. Where do we stand in 2011? Respiratory Journal. 2011. Bharadwaj and Farivar.

Presentations:

Farivar, Gorden and Hunt. A comparison of VATS talc vs pleural catheter for management of malignant pleural effusion. Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, 2011.

Farivar AS, McCourtie AS, Delgado MF, MacKinnon-Patterson B, Mulligan MS. "Crosstalk between Thrombosis and Inflammation: Thrombin Activation after Lung Reperfusion". Bayer Research Scientific Committee. Phoenix, AZ. May 20, 2005.

Mulligan MS, Farivar AS, Yunusov M, Kuhr C, Leone R, Chen P, Madtes D, Glenny R, Storb R, Nash R. "Chimerism and tolerance induction to allogeneic canine lung grafts". American Transplant Congress. May 2005.

Farivar AS, MacKinnon-Patterson B, Woolley SM, Mulligan MS. "The Anti-inflammatory Properties of Mycophenelate Mofetil in Acute Oxidative Lung Injury". International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. Philadelphia, PA. April, 2005.

Farivar AS, MacKinnon-Patterson B, Woolley SM, Mulligan MS. "The Role of Poly (ADP) Ribose Synthetase in Acute Cellular Rejection in Cardiac Transplantation in Rats". Plenary Session of American Society of Transplant Surgery. January, 2005.

McCourtie A, Farivar AS, Delgado M, Mulligan MS. "Patterns of expression of STAT and SOCS proteins after lung ischemia and reperfusion". American Society of Transplant Surgery. January, 2005.

Farivar AS, MacKinnon-Patterson B, Woolley SM, Fraga C, Thomas R, Mulligan MS. "The Role of p38 in Experimental Obliterative Airway Disease in Rats". The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation. San Francisco, CA. April 2004.

Farivar AS, Woolley SM, Fraga CH, Salzman AS, Szabo C, Mulligan MS. "Intratracheal Poly (ADP) Ribose Synthetase Ameliorates Experimental Lung Ischemia Reperfusion Injury". The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. San Antonio, TX. January, 2004.

Farivar AS, MacKinnon-Patterson B, Woolley SM, Mulligan MS. "Obliterative Airway Disease in Tracheal Allografts Requires Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha". American College of Surgery. New Orleans. 2004.

Farivar AS, MacKinnon-Patterson B, Woolley SM, Mulligan MS. "Alveolar macrophage secretory products synergistically amplify alveolar epithelial response to oxidative stress". The Annual Meeting CHEST. Seattle, WA. 2004.

Farivar AS, Naidu BV, Woolley SM, Salzman AS, Mulligan MS. "Inhibition of Poly (ADP) Ribose Synthetase Ameliorates Experimental Obliterative Bronchiolitis in Rat Tracheal Allografts". The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Meeting. Vienna, Austria. 2003.

 

Specialties

Specialties
  • Thoracic Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Bloodless Surgery
  • Chest Wall Resections
  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • da Vinci (Robot-Assisted Surgery)
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Surgeons
  • Esophagectomies
  • Esophogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Gastro-Esophageal Junction
  • Gastro-Esophageal Reflux
  • GI Stents
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • LINX System
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgeons
  • Mediastinal Masses
  • Mesothelioma
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Obesity
  • Palliative Care
  • Pectus excavatum repair for adults
  • Pectus excavatum repair for pediatrics
  • Peg Tube Insertion
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Pulmonary
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Pathology
  • Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas
  • Surgeons
  • Swedish Cancer Institute
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery (robotic)
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomies
  • Thorascopic Surgery
  • Thymoma
  • Tracheal Problems
  • Tracheal Resections
  • Tuberculosis

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.6 out of 5 (46 Ratings, 8 Comments)

100

06/11/2015
Dr. Farivar was very courteous & was also very informative.
Swedish Patient
70

04/26/2015
MD is a competent surgeon and a very very nice man. My surgery was successful and all my follow-ups have been positive. My medical needs now are for monitoring so it is understandable that I am not a high priority and that is obvious to me from a 1 hour wait and a quick 5 minute MD encounter.
Swedish Patient
 

04/19/2015
dr farivar was rude and arrogant....he did not know nothing about my me and/or why i came to him, ignoring anything i or my wife said...all he wanted his to do more tests [...]
Swedish Patient
100

03/08/2015
[...] I'm very impressed with him and his surgery team.
Swedish Patient
100

12/10/2014
Dr. Farivar and other medical/nursing staff participating in the health care experience were superb in their courtesy and professionalism.
Swedish Patient
100

12/07/2014
Professional.
Swedish Patient
100

10/02/2014
Excellent across the board.
Swedish Patient
100

09/09/2014
Dr. Farivar has very good bed side manner. He talk to you with respect and he listens very well. I have every confidence in him.
Swedish Patient