Frank J. Farrell, M.D., AGAF

Medical Director

Board Certified Gastroenterologist, San Francisco Bay Area Doctor

Dr. Frank FarrellDr. Frank Farrell has been in clinical gastroenterology practice for nearly two decades. In addition to being board-certified in Gastroenterology, he is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Dr. Farrell is recognized as a Fellow of the AGA for his commitment to the field of gastroenterology and superior achievement in private practice.

Dr. Farrell started in private practice in San Francisco in 1994. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He completed his Internship, Residency, and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Zion Medical Center in San Francisco.

He subsequently completed a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Farrell has a special interest in colon health and screening colonoscopy.

Dr. Farrell is married and has three daughters. He enjoys running, cycling, snowboarding, and traveling.

Dr. Frank Farrell and Family
Dr. Frank Farrell Gastroenterologists near San Francisco
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Dr. Frank Farrell Curriculm Vitae


1976-79 John F. Kennedy High School
Tumon, Guam
1979-83 Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Cum Laude
Seattle University
1986-87 Masters in Public Health (M.P.H.)
University of California, Berkeley
1983-88 Doctorate in Medicine (M.D.)
University of California, San Francisco

Post-Doctoral Training

1989-89 Intern in Internal Medicine
Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center San Francisco
1989-91 Resident in Internal Medicine
Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center San Francisco
1991-92 Chief Resident in Internal Medicine
Mount Zion Medical Center of the University of California, San Francisco
1992-94 Fellow in Gastroenterology
California Pacific Medical Center San Francisco

Professional Certification

  • Board Certified, Internal Medicine, 1992
  • Board Certified, Gastroenterology, 1995 & 2005
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1989
  • California State Medical Licensure (G68482)
  • Drug Enforcement Agency Licensure (BF2277324)

Teaching / Academic Affiliations

  • Attending Physician in Gastroenterology Fellowship Program,
  • California Pacific Medical Center, 1994-present

Hospital Affiliations

  • California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, Active Staff Member, 1994-present

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), Fellow
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
  • California Medical Association (CMA)
  • San Francisco Medical Society (SFMS)


  • Board member, Live Oak School, San Francisco, 1996-1999
  • Board member, Med-Complex Owners Association, San Francisco, 2000-2011
  • Board member, Northern California Society for Clinical Gastroenterology (NCSCG), 1998-2002
  • Question relevance reviewer for Boards in Gastroenterology


  • Farrell FJ, Nguyen M, Woodley S, Imperial JC, Garcia-Kennedy R, Man KM, Esquivel CO, Keeffe EB. Outcome of liver transplantation in patients with hemochromatosis. Hepatology 1994; 20: 404-410.
  • Farrell FJ, Keeffe EB, Man KM, Imperial JC, Esquivel CO. Treatment of hepatic failure secondary to isoniazid hepatitis with liver transplantation. Digestive Diseases and Sciences 1994; 39: 2255-2259.
  • Kowdley KV, Hassanein T, Kaur S, Farrell FJ, Van Thiel DH, Keeffe EB, Sorrell MF, Bacon BR, Weber Jr. FL, Tavill AS. Primary liver cancer and survival in patients undergoing liver transplantation for hemochromatosis. Liver Transplantation and Surgery 1995; 1: 237-241.
  • Farrell FJ, Keeffe EB. Diabetic gastroparesis. Digestive Diseases 1995; 13: 291-300.
  • Farrell FJ, Keeffe EB. Diabetes and the hepatobiliary system.
    Clinics in Liver Disease 1998; 2: 119-131.
  • Tung BY, Farrell FJ, McCashland TM, Gish RG, Bacon BR, Keeffe EB, Kowdley KV. Long-term follow-up after liver transplantation in patients with hepatic iron overload. Liver Transplantation and Surgery 1999; 5: 369-374.

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