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 2/16/2021

    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. 2021 Feb 16; 27(3):371-378. PMID: 32448906.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/3/2021

    Rolak S, Hayney MS, Farraye FA, Temte JL, Caldera F. What Gastroenterologists Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccines. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 Feb 03. PMID: 33548200.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/27/2021

    Chugh R, Kröner PT, Farraye FA, Ginsburg PM. Small-Bowel Lymphoma Mimicking Crohn Disease: A Case Series. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2021 Jan 27. PMID: 33501981.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/15/2021

    Bhat S, Farraye FA, Hayney MS, Caldera F. How to Implement a Successful Vaccination Program in Outpatient Gastroenterology Practices: A Focus on Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Chronic Liver Disease. Gastroenterology. 2021 Jan 15. PMID: 33460608.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2021

    Caldera F, Ley D, Hayney MS, Farraye FA. Erratum to: Optimizing Immunization Strategies in Patients with IBD. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2021 Jan 01; 27(1):e9. PMID: 33027525.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2021

    Caldera F, Ley D, Hayney MS, Farraye FA. Optimizing Immunization Strategies in Patients with IBD. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2021 Jan 01; 27(1):123-133. PMID: 32232388.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/10/2020

    Zaver HB, Ghoz H, Azar A, Alexander LF, Toskich B, Edgar MA, Krishna M, Colibaseanu DT, Brahmbhatt B, Farraye FA. Inferior Mesenteric Arteriovenous Malformation Masquerading as Ulcerative Colitis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 Nov 10. PMID: 33177344.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/23/2020

    Green ME, Brahmbhatt B, Baumgarten D, Krishna M, Stocchi L, Farraye FA. Meckel's Diverticulum Masquerading as Crohn Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2020 Oct 23; 26(11):e150-e151. PMID: 32692353.

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  • Published on 10/5/2020

    Crosby S, Schuh MJ, Farraye FA. Rechallenge with subcutaneous ustekinumab after hypersensitivity reaction to IV ustekinumab. J Crohns Colitis. 2020 Oct 05. PMID: 33016326.

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  • Published on 9/29/2020

    Smith R, Hubers J, Farraye FA, Sampene E, Hayney MS, Caldera F. Accuracy of Self-Reported Vaccination Status in a Cohort of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dig Dis Sci. 2020 Sep 29. PMID: 32995995.

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