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Frank Farrell, MD

Dr. Frank Farrell is a board certified gastroenterologist with two decades of experience. He's currently in full-time clinical practice and is the Medical Director of San Francisco Gastroenterology. He is an active staff member and is involved in the Gastroenterology Fellowship training program at California Pacific Medical Center.

Dr. Farrell received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Cum Laude from Seattle University, his Masters in Public Health from University of California, Berkeley, his Doctorate in Medicine from UCSF, School of Medicine, and completed his Internship, Residency, and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Zion Medical Center in San Francisco. He completed his 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 a member of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), the California Medical Association (CMA), and the San Francisco Medical Society (SFMS). He was recognized as a Fellow of the AGA for his commitment to the field of gastroenterology and superior achievement in private practice.


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