I care about my individual relationships with patients as well as my relationships with my colleagues and all the people I work with. I also enjoy the intellectual stimulation of the diagnostic dilemmas we are trying to solve.
This organization is filled with people who are dedicated to treating and finding answers to cancer. This commitment is very personal and extends from everyone who works here.
Area of clinical practice
Head and neck cancers
I am a board-certified physician who sees patients at South Lake Union Clinic and UW Medical Center – Montlake. I have 35 years of experience as an endocrinologist.
I believe in being a partner with patients. This can mean educating them about their condition, or sometimes re-educating them if the information they have found on their own isn’t leading them to quite the right conclusion. I think this approach is very rewarding and also an effective way to practice medicine. It’s a departure from the old top-down model, where “I’m the physician and you are the patient.”
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
University of Washington, Endocrinology
Endocrinology, 1985; General Internal Medicine, 1980; American Board of Internal Medicine
Seattle Met's 2023 Top Doctors award
Dr. Failor has received this peer-nominated award for exceptional patient care for multiple years.
At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.
Fred Hutch accepts most national private health insurance plans as well as Medicare. We also accept Medicaid for people from Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We are working to ensure that everyone, no matter what their financial situation, has access to the care they need.