Francis (Frank) A. Farraye, M.D., M.S.

  1. Gastroenterologist

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Languages

English

Dr. Farraye is a Senior Associate Consultant in the Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville Florida where he co-directs the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. Prior to relocating in 2019, he was Clinical Director in the Section of Gastroenterology and the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Boston Medical Center. At Boston University School of Medicine, he was Professor of Medicine. Dr. Farraye earned his medical doctorate from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and his master's degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Farraye's clinical interests are in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. He is currently investigating C. difficile infection in IBD patients, the management and diagnosis of dysplasia and cancer in patients with IBD; social media use and health literacy in IBD patients; hepatitis B vaccination efficacy in patients with IBD; and subclinical hepatic fibrosis in patients with IBD.

A frequent speaker and invited lecturer on topics on the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease, Dr. Farraye has authored or co-authored over 450 original scientific manuscripts, book chapters, reviews, and abstracts. He is the series editor for the text Curbside Consultations in Gastroenterology and co-edited the text, Curbside Consultation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Gastrointestinal Emergencies. His books for patients include Questions and Answers about Ulcerative Colitis, Questions and Answers about Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis for Dummies.

Dr. Farraye is a Fellow of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Gastroenterological Association and the American College of Gastroenterology. He has served on numerous national and international committees including as a member of the ACG Board of Trustees. He is co-chair of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation Membership Committee and a member of the Chapter Medical Advisory Committee for the New England Crohn's and Colitis Foundation and a past chairman. The New England Crohn's and Colitis Foundation named Dr. Farraye Humanitarian of the Year in 2003. In 2009, the ACG awarded Dr. Farraye the William Carey Award for service to the college. Dr. Farraye has been recognized as "Top Doctor" in Gastroenterology by Boston Magazine and U.S. News and World Report since 2010.

Dr. Farraye's clinical interests are in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. He is currently investigating C. difficile infection in IBD patients, the management and diagnosis of dysplasia and cancer in patients with IBD; social media use and health literacy in IBD patients; hepatitis B vaccination efficacy in patients with IBD; and subclinical hepatic fibrosis in patients with IBD.

  1. 2001
    MScHarvard School of Public Health
  2. 1988
    Clinical Fellowship - GastroenterologyBeth Israel Hospital
  3. 1987
    Research Fellowship - GastroenterologyBeth Israel Hospital
  4. 1985
    Residency - Internal MedicineBeth Israel Hospital
  5. 1983
    Internship - Internal MedicineBeth Israel Hospital
  6. 1982
    MDAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
  7. 1978
    BSSUNY at Stony Brook

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    Presidential Poster AwardAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  2. 2017
    Presidential Poster AwardAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  3. 2015
    Scott Zarrow Memorial Lecture: Surveillance Colonoscopy in IBD - Who, What and When?Postgraduate Course, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  4. 2013
    Faculty Development Award: Quality Improvement for Department Chiefs, Institute for Health Care ImprovementBoston University
  5. 2013
    Research Mentor of the YearDepartment of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  6. 2012
    Richard Farmer Honorary Lecture: Health Care Maintenance in the IBD PatientAnnual Gastroenterology Update, Cleveland Clinic
  7. 2011
    Top DoctorUS News and World Report
  8. 2010
    Best of Boston, GastroenterologyBoston Magazine
  9. 2010
    Faculty Development Award: Pocket MBA for PhysiciansSchool of Management, Boston University
  10. 2009
    William Carey AwardAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  11. 2006
    The Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society Lecture: Diagnosis and management of Flat and Polypoid Dysplasia in IBDDigestive Disease Week
  12. 2003
    Board of Governors Achievement AwardAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  13. 2003
    Humanitarian of the YearNew England Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
  14. 2002
    Presidential Poster AwardAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  15. 1999
    Key Contribution AwardHarvard Community Health Plan
  16. 1998
    Ebert FellowshipHarvard Pilgrim Health Care
  17. 1995
    Key Contribution AwardHarvard Community Health Plan
  18. 1993
    Key Contribution AwardHarvard Community Health Plan
  19. 1990
    Peer Recognition AwardHarvard Community Health Plan
  20. 1990
    Diamond AwardHarvard Community Health Plan
  21. 1990
    Key Contribution AwardHarvard Community Health Plan
  22. 1986
    Peer Recognition AwardHarvard Community Health Plan
  23. 1982
    Alpha Omega AlphaAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
  24. 1981
    Medical Student Research FellowshipNational Institutes of Health
  25. 1979
    Research FellowshipAmerican Liver Foundation
  26. 1979
    Research FellowshipAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  27. 1974
    Regents' ScholarshipNew York State

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - present
    ChairAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  2. 2019 - present
    MemberFlorida Gastroenterologic Society
  3. 2019 - present
    MemberBoston Medical Center
  4. 2019 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
  5. 2019 - present
    MemberCelgene Corporation
  6. 2019 - present
    LiaisonCrohn's and Colitis Foundation, American College of Gastroenterology
  7. 2018 - present
    Board MemberIndependent Data Safety Monitoring, Theravance Pharmaceuticals
  8. 2018 - present
    Board MemberIndependent Data Safety Monitoring Board, Eli Lilly and Company
  9. 2018 - present
    MemberNational Scientific Advisory Committee, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
  10. 2018 - present
    Co-ChairMembership Committee, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
  11. 2018 - present
    ChairGrant Review, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
  12. 2018 - present
    ChairGrant Review, American College of Gastroenterology
  13. 2017 - present
    MemberIBD International Endoscopy Working Group
  14. 2017 - present
    MemberConstitution and Bylaws Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
  15. 2015
    MemberAbstract Review Committee, Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association
  16. 2014 - 2016
    RepresentativeCommittee of Specialty Societies-American College of Gastroenterologists, American College of Physicians
  17. 2014 - 2016
    ReviewerGrant Review, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
  18. 2014
    Committee MemberRobert Dawson Evans Award for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Boston University School of Medicine
  19. 2014
    MemberAbstract Review Committee, Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association
  20. 2014 - present
    MemberIBD 2020 Working Group, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
  21. 2013
    MemberAbstract Review Committee, Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association
  22. 2013
    MemberAbstract Review Committee, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
  23. 2013 - present
    MentorClinical Research in IBD, American Gastroenterological Association
  24. 2012 - 2018
    Governing BoardMassachusetts Gastroenterology Association
  25. 2012 - 2016
    MemberGastroenterology Quality Improvement Committee, Boston Medical Center
  26. 2012
    MemberAbstract Review Committee, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
  27. 2012 - present
    MemberAGA Academy of Educators, American Gastroenterological Association
  28. 2011
    MemberAbstract Review Committee, Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association
  29. 2010 - 2015
    MemberFaculty Development and Diversity Committee, Boston Medical Center
  30. 2010 - 2014
    Board MemberIndependent Data Safety Monitoring, Celgene Corporation
  31. 2010 - present
    ChairAmerican College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
  32. 2010 - present
    FellowAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  33. 2008 - 2011
    MemberProfessional Practice Advisory Group, Boston Medical Center
  34. 2008 - 2011
    Board MemberIndependent Data Safety Monitoring, Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Inc.
  35. 2006 - 2010
    MemberTechnology Committee, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  36. 2006 - present
    FellowAmerican Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  37. 2005 - 2018
    MemberProfessional Education Committee, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
  38. 2005 - 2011
    MemberProfessional Education Committee, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
  39. 2005 - 2008
    ChairBoard of Governors, American College of Gastroenterology
  40. 2005 - 2006
    ConsultantPhysicians Information and Education Resource, American College of Physicians
  41. 2004 - 2014
    MemberBoard of Trustees, American College of Gastroenterology
  42. 2004 - 2008
    Board MemberEvans Foundation, Boston University School of Medicine
  43. 2004 - 2008
    RepresentativeDepartment of Medicine Standards Committee, Boston Medical Center
  44. 2004 - 2008
    MemberInflammatory Bowel Disease Study Group, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
  45. 2004 - 2005
    Vice ChairBoard of Governors, American College of Gastroenterology
  46. 2004 - 2005
    ChairMembership Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
  47. 2003 - 2005
    ChairPatient Care Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
  48. 2003 - 2004
    ChairLower Gastrointestinal Section, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  49. 2002 - 2003
    MemberEvans Day Abstract Review Committee, Boston University School of Medicine
  50. 2002 - 2003
    MemberAnnual Scientific Program Committee, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  51. 2001 - 2005
    GovernorState of Massachusetts, American College of Gastroenterology
  52. 2001 - 2005
    Co-ChairCompetencies and Standards Task Group, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
  53. 2001 - present
    Principal InvestigatorResearch Alliance, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
  54. 2000 - 2009
    MemberFunctional Brain Gut Research Group
  55. 2000 - 2008
    AdvisorMedical Student, Boston University School of Medicine
  56. 2000 - 2007
    MemberAdmissions Committee, Boston University School of Medicine
  57. 2000 - 2004
    MemberMedical Management Committee, Boston Medical Center
  58. 1999 - 2002
    MemberCommittee on Clinical Practice, American Gastroenterological Association
  59. 1998 - 2002
    MemberPractice Parameters Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
  60. 1997 - 2003
    MemberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  61. 1992 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  62. 1991 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  63. 1989 - 1991
    MemberAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  64. 1988 - 2019
    MemberNew England Endoscopy Society
  65. 1988 - present
    MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  66. 1988 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  67. 1988 - present
    MemberCrohn's and Colitis Foundation
  68. 1987 - 1989
    TraineeAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  69. 1986 - 1992
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  70. 1986 - 1988
    TraineeAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  71. 1986 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  72. 1985 - 1986
    CoordinatorContinuing Medical Education, Harvard Medical School
  73. 1984 - 2019
    MemberMassachusetts Medical Society
  74. 1982 - 1986
    AssociateAmerican College of Physicians

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