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Hi, I'm Faris

Faris Farassati


Dr. Faris Farassati has had the honor of representing the people of Overland Park at the City Council since May, 2017 as a councilman.

Dr. Farassati is also a prominent cancer scientist and a virologist at the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He received his PhD from the University of Calgary, School of Medicine and completed his Post-Doctoral fellowship training at the Harvard Medical School and Mayo Clinic.

His research includes finding novel therapies for cancers of brain, liver, breast and pancreas as well as a novel treatment against Covid-19. His previous appointments include Associate Professor of Medicine at The University of Kansas Medical School (2008-2015) and the Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Minnesota Medical School (2005-2008).

Faris was granted Permanent Residency to the United States by the Department of Homeland Security, US Immigration & Citizenship Services under the category of “Extraordinary Ability” for his achievements in advancing medical sciences.


Some of Faris' scientific honors include:

  • Four-time award winner for cancer research by Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program.

  • Editor in Chief of two medical journals

  • Deans Excellence in Mentoring Award, Kansas University Medical School

  • Member of Board of Directors at Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

  • Parchment of Excellence, University of Calgary Senate

  • Bronze Service Award, University of Calgary Alumni Association

He has been married for 25 years. His wife is an Associate Professor of Medicine at KU and is a gastroenterologist at the KU Heath System. They are proud parents of their two beautiful children. His favorite quote is by Abraham Lincoln:

“With malice towards none, with charity for all.” 


Serving Your City & Your Priorities 

My Campaign is based on one main principle:

Redirecting your Tax dollars to what benefits you and your children

Away from the pocket of multi-million dollar apartment builders and private projects that have no public benefit     

Please visit the PRIORITIES that we have developed based on our last four year of listening to the great people of OP 

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