Francis A. Farraye, MD

Adjunct Professor, Medicine

Francis Farraye
85 E. Concord St


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.

Other Positions

  • Member, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Boston University
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University


  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MSc
  • Stony Brook University, BS


  • Published on 5/25/2020

    Qazi T, Smith A, Alexander M, Hammer D, Wu T, Auerbach S, Noronha A, Wasan S, Jones E, Weinberg J, Farraye FA. Disparities in Objective Sleep Quality as Assessed Through Wrist Actigraphy in Minority Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2020 May 25. PMID: 32448906.

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  • Published on 5/25/2020

    Kröner PT, Lee A, Farraye FA. Respiratory Tract Manifestations of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2020 May 25. PMID: 32448912.

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  • Published on 5/18/2020

    Bhat S, Farraye FA, Moss A. Roles of Clinical Pharmacists in Caring for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease during COVID-19. Gastroenterology. 2020 May 18. PMID: 32425232.

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  • Published on 5/13/2020

    Chen Y, Hu S, Wu H, Farraye FA, Bernstein CN, Zheng JJ, Kiran RP, Shen B. Patterns of care for inflammatory bowel disease in China during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 May 13. PMID: 32411921.

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  • Published on 4/28/2020

    Corral JE, Hoogenboom SA, Kröner PT, Vazquez-Roque MI, Picco MF, Farraye FA, Wallace MB. COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction testing before endoscopy: an economic analysis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020 Apr 28. PMID: 32360302.

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  • Published on 4/18/2020

    Grossberg LB, Farraye FA, Papamichael K, Cheifetz AS, Feuerstein JD. A Survey Study of Gastroenterologists' Views on Dysplasia Surveillance and Chromoendoscopy in IBD. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2020 Apr 18. PMID: 32304571.

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  • Published on 4/1/2020

    Bhat S, Altajar S, Shankar D, Zahorian T, Robert R, Qazi T, Shah B, Farraye FA. Process and Clinical Outcomes of a Biosimilar Adoption Program with Infliximab-Dyyb. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2020 Apr; 26(4):410-416. PMID: 32223602.

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  • Published on 3/31/2020

    Caldera F, Ley D, Hayney MS, Farraye FA. Optimizing Immunization Strategies in Patients with IBD. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2020 Mar 31. PMID: 32232388.

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  • Published on 3/16/2020

    Ikezu T, Koro L, Wolozin B, Farraye FA, Strongosky AJ, Wszolek ZK. Crohn's and Parkinson's Disease-Associated LRRK2 Mutations Alter Type II Interferon Responses in Human CD14+ Blood Monocytes Ex Vivo. J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2020 Mar 16. PMID: 32180132.

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  • Published on 1/16/2020

    Shen B, Kochhar G, Navaneethan U, Farraye FA, Schwartz DA, Iacucci M, Bernstein CN, Dryden G, Cross R, Bruining DH, Kobayashi T, Lukas M, Shergill A, Bortlik M, Lan N, Lukas M, Tang SJ, Kotze PG, Kiran RP, Dulai PS, El-Hachem S, Coelho-Prabhu N, Thakkar S, Mao R, Chen G, Zhang S, Suárez BG, Lama YG, Silverberg MS, Sandborn WJ. Practical guidelines on endoscopic treatment for Crohn's disease strictures: a consensus statement from the Global Interventional Inflammatory Bowel Disease Group. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Apr; 5(4):393-405. PMID: 31954438.

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