Farah A. Husain M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S.

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Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Bariatric Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (216 Ratings, 64 Comments)


  • Digestive Health
  • Surgery

Special focus on

  • Bariatric Surgery


  • B.S., University of Wyoming, Laramie Wyoming 1997
  • M.D., George Washington University, Washington, DC 2001
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA, 2001-2006
  • Fellowship:

    • Minimally Invasive Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2010-2011
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery 2006


Dr. Husain has a passion for health and wellness.  She enjoys helping patients work towards their goals of weight loss and improving their quality of life.  She enjoys getting to know her patients and working with them.  Watching patients change their lifestyle and embrace their health is exciting and rewarding.

Dr. Husain trained and served in the U.S. Army as an Active Duty surgeon from 2001-2010.  After completing her training, she had two tours overseas in support of OIF.  After completing her time with the Army, Dr. Husain joined Emory University for fellowship training.  She then travelled to Denver, CO and helped Colorado's Kaiser Permanente group start the first Metabolic-Surgical Weight Management Department.  During her time with KP-Colorado, she was named the Outstanding Teacher by the General Surgery residency program at Exempla St. Joseph Hospital, and was nominated for Provider of the Year.   She served as the Area Service Chief for Metabolic-Surgical Weight Management and was a member of the Clinical Competency Committee.  She served as the Vice-President of the Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).  She also is a member of the Bariatric Surgery Committee of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons.

Dr. Husain also speaks some Urdu and Spanish.

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  • Spanish (some)
  • Urdu

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (216 Ratings, 64 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Jun 02, 2019

    I was extremely happy with the doctor came in and explain the procedure when I went to the back room. Totally clean the procedure again. I felt really comfortable considering my real anxious person wonderful team. I absolutely wonderful.

  • May 24, 2019

    She was very informational, and provided me with all the information that I would need, and went over everything very clearly with me.

  • May 17, 2019

    Very thorough and took time to answer all questions. Very compasionate

  • May 07, 2019

    She is absolutely Amazing ! This organization is lucky to have her, she is very professional, skilled and an amazing person. I absolutely love her. I am blessed to have found her.

  • May 04, 2019

    Everything was okay. The doctor very nice, the nurse very nice, too. So I'm so happy, and I say thank you to all the crew. And that's it.

  • Apr 28, 2019

    On time. Clear direct yet warm communication. Instilled confidence in the OHSU protocols, staff and services.

  • Apr 27, 2019

    I really like her. She explains things so that I understand

  • Apr 20, 2019

    She's a great doctor.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Excellent service. Answered my questions and addressed my medical concerns.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Dr. Husain is one of the kindest and most thoughtful doctors that I've ever had her bed side manner was fantastic and I felt like I could trust her and she was very easy to communicate with.

  • Mar 23, 2019

    They were very good at listening and answering to me.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    As always I’ve received the best of care at OHSU. I’m treated with respect, my provider well informed of my medical history and future treatment. I have no complaints.

  • Mar 17, 2019

    Great experience all of my questions were answered. Made me feel very comfortable.

  • Mar 16, 2019

    She was wonderful. Very kind and attentive. Professional. She made sure I understood all the information provided to me.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    When I went into my appointment, I was scared and confused and just... just very scared and she found answers, she made a plan, and I felt great. It all made sense. She was fabulous. I'm thrilled with her and I just can't say enough that she... it was wonderful. I'm not scared anymore. Well, I'm scared, but she... I feel like it's going to be manageable and I'm gonna survive this. So, thank you very much.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    She is absolutley wonderful and i felt comfortable to have chosen her for my surgeon.

  • Mar 06, 2019

    I'd like to say that I felt that I wasn't being rushed. She was very patient, and very good in explaining to me my situation, and was very, very satisfied with her visit, in general.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Dr Hussein,Is a wonderful Surgeon, who did my surgery on 12/3/18. Her whole team was very caring and truly cared about you. Life alter for myself

  • Feb 18, 2019

    She listened to me and answered all my questions. She was very knowledgeable and informative during our visit. Very respectful and polite, I would highly recommend Dr. Hussain.

  • Feb 17, 2019

    Takes time to explain and answer all my questions clearly and using excellent visual aids about surgery. Very comfortable talking to her.

  • Feb 13, 2019

    She was a really good doctor, very attentive, asked a lot of questions, and answers. Thank you.

  • Feb 13, 2019

    I would like to say that Dr. Husain was amazing. She is understanding and gave me the time that I needed and really I would recommend her to anybody even friends in California if they could come down and just spend some time with her and her staff everybody in her office was understanding and amazing and after a decade of trying to find a doctor that would listen to my issues. She really did take the time to do that. And I want to say I appreciate her and thank her immensely. So good job OHSU, definitely hired a wonderful wonderful doctor.

  • Feb 04, 2019

    I met with a new doctor and found her to be very comfortable and warm.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    Dr. Husain is a very personable & caring doctor. And she answered all my questions +she must've done a great surgery because I have been healing wonderfully.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    Dr. Huessin is incredibly kind and explained everything clearly about my surgery.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    Always professional and courteous

  • Jan 12, 2019

    Very knowledgeable and comforting. She answered all of my questions very thoroughly and made me feel very at ease about my upcoming surgery.

  • Jan 10, 2019


  • Dec 22, 2018

    Very informative, knowledgeable, pleasant and answered questions as needed.

  • Dec 18, 2018

    It was great. She was very helpful and answered all of our questions. We walked away feeling much more confident regarding my upcoming procedure.

  • Dec 17, 2018

    Very pleasant,easy to talk to and took the time to listen and answer any questions

  • Dec 08, 2018

    Dr. Husain seemed very personable and caring. She explained the procedure and possible negative outcomes also which I really appreciate so I am aware of everything.

  • Dec 08, 2018

    Dr. Husain is always kind, listens and is always professional.

  • Dec 03, 2018

    It's wonderful and all-around great person and a very efficient surgeon.

  • Dec 02, 2018

    The entire Bariatric team is amazing. I had a great visit with Dr. Husain. I can see why she is the head of the Bariatric team. She was very professional yet personable. She explained things to me and addressed any concerns. She encouraged me and said I was doing great! It motivated me to continue toward my goal. I walked out feeling really good about my progress and about myself.

  • Dec 02, 2018

    Very courteous, easy to talk to, doesn't make you feel rushed, makes sure you understand everything.

  • Dec 02, 2018

    Hi, Dr. Dr. was kind caring sweet didn't rush me answered all my questions. I thought she was wonderful. Absolutely wonderful.

  • Nov 11, 2018

    The clinic squeezed me in and Dr. Husain was very kind and efficient. She provided enough information and removed the fluid from my band. This eliminated my severe acid reflux immediately. She also gave me instructions of what to do if I needed help while she was out of the office the following week.

  • Nov 10, 2018

    She is kind, caring, open and everything all should be. I would give her the highest recommendation on all levels. She is the reason I wasn't nervous about the surgery.

  • Nov 04, 2018

    Very professional, kind,informative.

  • Nov 04, 2018

    Dr Husain is wonderful to work with! She gives you plenty of time to ask questions and has an amazing bedside manner.

  • Oct 27, 2018

    I found Dr. Hussain to be very positive upbeat and encouraging.

  • Oct 27, 2018

    We just had a wonderful experience. She answered all of our questions. We had multiple and she never acted like it was taking her away from somebody else. She gave us all the time in the world. We felt like she really considered our questions, she answered us thoroughly. She was just amazing. She made us feel like we were the only patients of the day and we know she was super busy. So to get that kind of a treatment is unheard of. We just really, really appreciated her being so kind and patient and explaining everything thoroughly. My husband and I were super pleased.

  • Oct 06, 2018

    She is an excellent doctor and would highly recommend her. Very compassionate and easy to talk to.

  • Oct 06, 2018

    Her knowledge and ability to explain the information in simple easy to understand terms.

  • Oct 01, 2018

    Not only is Dr Husain an expert at what she does, but she is kind and easy to talk to. She is very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions of all kinds. I was extremely pleased to have her as my surgeon.

  • Sep 30, 2018

    She listened to everything I had to say and was willing to help me figure out what I need to do

  • Sep 22, 2018

    Took a long time in the waiting room to see her. I spent half an hour in there waiting before someone came in then they left and it was the waiting game again.

  • Sep 21, 2018

    She is extremely friendly, great bedside manner, and very informational which has helped me on my journey.

  • Sep 21, 2018

    Very straight forward and compassionate about my situation