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 9/1/2021

    Shen B, Bortlik M, Bruining DH, Coelho-Prabhu N, El-Hachem S, Farraye FA, Iacucci M, Kobayashi T, Kochhar GS, Kotze PG, Lama YG, Levy AN, Liu X, Mao R, Navaneethan U, Schwartz DA, Shergill A, Sood A, Suárez BG. Endoscopic evaluation after surgery in inflammatory bowel disease - Authors' reply. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 09; 6(9):691-692. PMID: 34391522.

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  • Published on 9/1/2021

    Nigam GB, Patel RN, Bressler B, Hayee B, Iacucci M, Farraye FA, Limdi JK. Clinician perspectives on the use of artificial intelligence in inflammatory bowel disease. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 09; 94(3):662-663. PMID: 34412829.

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  • Published on 8/29/2021

    Duly K, Farraye FA, Bhat S. COVID-19 vaccine use in immunocompromised patients: A commentary on evidence and recommendations. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2021 Aug 29. PMID: 34455440.

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  • Published on 8/17/2021

    Shen B, Kochhar GS, Kariv R, Liu X, Navaneethan U, Rubin DT, Cross RK, Sugita A, D'Hoore A, Schairer J, Farraye FA, Kiran RP, Fleshner P, Rosh J, Shah SA, Chang S, Scherl E, Pardi DS, Schwartz DA, Kotze PG, Bruining DH, Kane SV, Philpott J, Abraham B, Segal J, Sedano R, Kayal M, Bentley-Hibbert S, Tarabar D, El-Hachem S, Sehgal P, McCormick JT, Picoraro JA, Silverberg MS, Bernstein CN, Sandborn WJ, Vermeire S. Diagnosis and classification of ileal pouch disorders: consensus guidelines from the International Ileal Pouch Consortium. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 Aug 17. PMID: 34416186.

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  • Published on 7/27/2021

    Bhat S, Caldera F, Farraye FA. Barriers to Administering Vaccines in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centers. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2021 07 27; 27(8):1356-1357. PMID: 33704465.

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  • Published on 7/27/2021

    Squire JD, Gonzalez-Estrada A, Caldera F, Farraye FA. COVID-19 Vaccination in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease and History of Reaction to Injectable Therapies. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2021 07 27; 27(8):1358-1360. PMID: 33999204.

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  • Published on 7/20/2021

    Moktan VP, Koop AH, Olson MT, Lewis MD, Gomez V, Farraye FA. An Unusual Cause of Large Bowel Obstruction in a Patient With Ulcerative Colitis. ACG Case Rep J. 2021 Jul; 8(7):e00638. PMID: 34307716.

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  • Published on 6/26/2021

    Bhat S, Limdi JK, Cross RK, Farraye FA. Does Similarity Breed Contempt? A Review of the Use of Biosimilars in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dig Dis Sci. 2021 08; 66(8):2513-2532. PMID: 34176024.

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  • Published on 6/24/2021

    Farraye FA, Qazi T, Kotze PG, Moore GT, Mundayat R, Lawendy N, Sharma PP, Judd DT. The impact of body mass index on efficacy and safety in the tofacitinib OCTAVE ulcerative colitis clinical programme. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2021 08; 54(4):429-440. PMID: 34165201.

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  • Published on 6/22/2021

    Kucharzik T, Ellul P, Greuter T, Rahier JF, Verstockt B, Abreu C, Albuquerque A, Allocca M, Esteve M, Farraye FA, Gordon H, Karmiris K, Kopylov U, Kirchgesner J, MacMahon E, Magro F, Maaser C, de Ridder L, Taxonera C, Toruner M, Tremblay L, Scharl M, Viget N, Zabana Y, Vavricka S. ECCO Guidelines on the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management of Infections in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. J Crohns Colitis. 2021 Jun 22; 15(6):879-913. PMID: 33730753.

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