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Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc.
Inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, colon polyps, diarrheal diseases

Dr. Farraye is Clinical Director in the Section of Gastroenterology and Co-Director of the Center for Digestive Disorders at Boston Medical Center. He is also Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. After graduating from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, 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. He completed an internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. 

Dr. Farraye’s clinical interests are in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease and the management of colon polyps and colorectal cancer. He is studying Vitamin D absorption in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, the management and diagnosis of dysplasia and cancer in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and predictors of pouch complications after ileal pouch anal anastomosis. In the area of colorectal cancer he is examining the role of hyperplastic polyps as an alternative pathway in the development of colorectal cancer.

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 250 original scientific manuscripts, chapters, reviews and abstracts. He is coeditor for the text Bariatric Surgery: A Primer for your Medical Practice and an associate editor for Therapy for Digestive Disorders. He is the series editor for Curbside Consultation in Gastroenterology and co-editor of the text Curbside Consultation in IBD. His most recent book for patients is Questions and Answers about Ulcerative Colitis.

Dr. Farraye is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). He has served as the AGA representative on the National Colorectal Cancer Round Table, chair of the lower gastrointestinal disorders section of the Annual Scientific Program Committee of the ASGE and a member of the ASGE Technology Committee. Nationally, he is member of the Board of Trustees in the ACG, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Professional Education Committee and the Chapter Medical Advisory Committee for the New England CCFA and a past chairman. The New England CCFA named Dr. Farraye Humanitarian of the Year in 2003. He was the 2009 recipient of the ACG William Carey Award for service to the college. Dr. Farraye was recognized as a "Top Doctor" in Gastroenterology by Boston magazine in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and by U.S. News and World Report in 2011.




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