Francis A. Farraye, MD

Professor, Medicine

Francis Farraye
85 E. Concord St


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 IBD, the management and diagnosis of dysplasia and cancer in patients with IBD, and predictors of pouchitis after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA). In the area of colorectal cancer, he is examining the role of hyperplastic polyps as an alternative pathway in the development of colorectal cancer.

Other Positions

  • Active Staff Privileges, Medicine, Boston Medical Center


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


  • Published on 12/1/2018

    Coukos J, Farraye FA. Update on Vaccinating the Patient With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2018 Dec; 16(4):548-560. PMID: 30293209.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/15/2018

    Chudy-Onwugaje KO, Christian KE, Farraye FA, Cross RK. A State-of-the-Art Review of New and Emerging Therapies for the Treatment of IBD. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Nov 15. PMID: 30445504.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/2/2018

    Qazi T, Farraye FA. Sleep and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: An Important Bi-Directional Relationship. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Nov 02. PMID: 30388243.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/23/2018

    Shen B, Kochhar G, Navaneethan U, Liu X, Farraye FA, Lama YG, Bruining D, Pardi DS, Lukas M, Bortlik M, Wu K, Sood A, Schwartz DA, Sandborn WJ. Role of interventional inflammatory bowel disease in the era of biological therapy: a position statement from the Global Interventional IBD Group. Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 Oct 23. PMID: 30365985.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/7/2018

    Reich J, Guo L, Groshek J, Weinberg J, Chen W, Martin C, Long MD, Farraye FA. Social Media Use and Preferences in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Sep 07. PMID: 30203036.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/25/2018

    Caldera F, Farraye FA, Kane S. The Who and Why of Herpes Zoster Vaccination in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Dec; 16(12):1872-1875. PMID: 30153518.

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  • Published on 7/10/2018

    Tormey LK, Reich J, Chen YS, Singh A, Lipkin-Moore Z, Yu A, Weinberg J, Farraye FA, Paasche-Orlow MK. Limited Health Literacy Is Associated With Worse Patient-Reported Outcomes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Jul 10. PMID: 29992302.

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  • Published on 6/9/2018

    Apte M, Reich J, Zahorian T, Farraye FA. Improving Vaccination Rates for IBD Patients Through the Use of Local Pharmacies. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Jun 09. PMID: 29893866.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/18/2018

    Szeto W, van der Bent A, Petty CR, Reich J, Farraye F, Fishman LN. Use of Social Media for Health-Related Tasks by Adolescents With Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Step in the Pathway of Transition. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 May 18; 24(6):1114-1122. PMID: 29788360.

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  • Published on 3/7/2018

    Limdi JK, Farraye FA. An Update on Surveillance in Ulcerative Colitis. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2018 Mar 07; 20(2):7. PMID: 29516293.

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