Mefield Resident Joins Boston University Medical Center
Contact: Gina M. Digravio, 617-638-8491 | email@example.com
(Boston, Mass.) — Medfield resident Francis A. Farraye, MD, has recently joined the section of gastroenterology at Boston Medical Center (BMC). Farraye, who previously served as a gastroenterologist for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and on the staff at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will be the clinical director for the section of gastroenterology at BMC and an associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. In addition, Farraye will be the co-director of the Center for Digestive Disorders, a multidisciplinary center developed to treat patients with a variety of complex digestive diseases
Farraye’s clinical expertise is in several areas of gastroenterology but predominately deals with inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, management of colorectal polyps and irritable bowel syndrome.
Farraye has several ongoing research projects. He is collaborating with investigators from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute studying methods to change behavior in patients with colonic polyps as well as examining genetic mutations in patients with colon polyps. He is also investigating gender differences in colon cancer screening using flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is a member of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Committee on Colorectal Cancer and helped to create a primer on colorectal cancer that was distributed to 6,500 health care providers in Massachusetts.
Farraye is a Fellow of the American college of Physicians and a Fellow in the American College of Gastroenterology. He is a member of the Practice Parameters Committee in the American College of Gastroenterology and the Committee on Clinical Practice and Practice Economics in the American Gastroenterology Association. Farraye is the immediate past chairman of the Chapter Medical Advisory Committee for the New England Crohns and Colitis Foundation and is completing his masters degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. He has published numerous articles and book chapters.
He has received four Key Contribution Awards, two Peer Recognition Awards and a Diamond Award from Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. In addition, he was honored with the 1998-1999 Ebert Fellowship at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.
Farraye received his medical training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He performed both his internship and residency at Beth Israel Hospital. He was both a research and clinical Fellow in gastroenterology at Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Patients interested in making an appointment with Dr. Farraye should call (617) 638-7470.