Dr. Farr R. Nezhat is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, with a subspecialty in gynecologic oncology.  He is a pioneer and leading authority in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery for the treatment of gynecological cancers and complex benign conditions.  His expertise lies in treating ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers; as well as severe and multi-organ endometriosis, pelvic masses, ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids.

He established a minimally invasive surgery division and fellowships at three hospitals, thereby providing training opportunities for innumerable fellows, residents, medical students, and national and international visiting physicians.  He was one of the first to perform, publish and teach laparoscopic and robotic surgery in gynecology and oncology.

Dr. Nezhat contributes prolifically to the scientific and medical literature, having authored over 200 articles.  He published four textbooks on operative laparoscopy, robotics and hysteroscopy, one textbook on the medical and surgical management of endometriosis, and more than 80 book chapters.  He has presented over 300 abstracts and video presentations, earning over 20 awards.

He has organized numerous post-graduate courses, which included didactic lectures, hands-on training simulations, and live surgery demonstrations.  He has performed live surgery upon invitation in many countries as part of his charitable teaching endeavors.

Dr. Nezhat is a regularly invited visiting professor and faculty member at numerous national and international professional societies and congresses, having delivered over 360 lectures throughout the United States and more than 30 countries.  He believes learning, training, and collaboration to be interdependent foundational components, which lead to the most meaningful breakthroughs contributing to improved patient care.

He continues to research, publish and teach in the areas of the pathophysiology of ovarian cancer, malignant transformation of endometriosis, and application of laparoscopy and robotics in gynecological malignancy, most specifically in early and advanced ovarian cancer.

Historically, ovarian cancer and endometriosis have had significant negative consequences.  Dr. Nezhat‚Äôs work has benefitted countless women and their families worldwide.


Dr. Farr Nazhat in front of a robotic surgery console

Dr. Farr Nezhat, Founder and Sponsor
The Farr Nezhat Surgical Innovation Lectureship
Since 2014
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO)

Dr. Farr Nezhat, Program Chair
The Drs. Camran, Farr, and Ceana Nezhat Live Telesurgery Forum
Since 2015
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

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