Division of Bariatric Surgery | Department of Surgery

Dr. Farah Husain, division head of Bariatric Surgery

Farah Husain, M.D., FACS, FASMBS, is the Division Head of Bariatric Surgery at OHSU. 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.

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Mailing Address 
Oregon Health & Science University 
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road 
Mail Code: L353
Portland, OR 97239

Campus Location
Mackenzie Hall 3153

Academic Office
(503) 494-1322

Our faculty

Our work

OHSU's Bariatric Treatment and Surgical Center specializes in weight-loss surgery, nutrition and lifestyle adjustment. The team includes experienced bariatric nurse practitioners, clinical dieticians, nurses, psychologist, and support staff, all specially trained in caring for obese patients and coordinated to assist with multi-disciplinary care. Procedures offered include Gastric Bypass, Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve and Revisional Bariatric Surgery.

Surgeons within the program also conduct ongoing research in the field of bariatrics, following patients long-term from pre- to post-surgery in a National Institutes of Health study known as LABS (Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery). This study is the largest multicenter research study of bariatric surgery ever done in the United States and is resulting in multiple improvements to the care they, and surgeons worldwide, deliver. Multiple specific topics are included in the research, including specific operations, characteristics of patients who may undergo surgery, and the results of surgery.