Francis A. Farraye
Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Clinical Director, Section of Gastroenterology; Co-Director, Center for Digestive Disorders
Boston Medical Center
Dr. Farraye received his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed an internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and a 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 and the management of colon polyps and colorectal cancer. 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. Dr. Farraye has authored or co-authored over 400 original scientific manuscripts, chapters, reviews, and abstracts. He is the series editor for Curbside Consultations in Gastroenterology, and co-wrote the text, Curbside Consultation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Gastrointestinal Emergencies. His books for patients are 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 ACG, ACP, and ASGE. He has served on numerous committees including as a member of the ACG Board of Trustees. He is currently is a member of the CCFA Professional Education Committee and the Chapter Medical Advisory Committee for the New England CCFA, where he was past chairman. The New England CCFA named Dr. Farraye as Humanitarian of the Year in 2003. In 2009, the ACG awarded Dr. Farraye the William Carey Award for service to the College. In 2013, Dr. Farraye received the Boston University School of Medicine Department of Medicine Research Mentor of the Year Award. Dr. Farraye was recognized as a Top Doctor in Gastroenterology by Boston Magazine and U.S. News and World Report from 2010 through 2017.
Sunday, October 7
9:00 AM – 9:20 AM