James J Farrell MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases); Director, Yale Center for Pancreatic Diseases

Specialties & Subspecialties

Cancer Center, Yale: Gastrointestinal Cancer Program | Thoracic Oncology Program

Internal Medicine: Digestive Diseases: Interventional Endoscopy Program

Education & Training

  • M.B.Ch.B., University College, Dublin, Ireland (1992)
  • Internal Medicine Residency, St Vincent’s University Hospital, University College Dublin, Ireland , Department of Medicine (1992 - 1992)
  • Resident in Gastroenterology and Oncology, St James’ University Hospital, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland , Gastroenterology and Oncology, St James’ Hospital, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (1993 - 1994)
  • Internal Medicine Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD , Department of Medicine (1994 - 1997)
  • Visiting Clinical Fellow, King’s College Hospital, London, England. , Institute of Liver Studies (1995 - 1995)
  • Visiting Clinical Fellow, The Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands , Department of Gastroenterology (1997 - 1997)
  • Clinical and Research Fellow in Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA , Gastrointestinal Unit (1997 - 2000)
  • Advanced Interventional Endoscopy Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital & Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA , Interventional Endoscopy (2000 - 2001)
  • Clinical Pharmacology Fellow, UCLA School of Medicine , UCLA Clinical Pharmacology (2005 - 2007)

Patient Care

Accepts New Patients? Yes | Patient Type: Adult | Accepts referrals from patients

Clinical Interests

ENDOSCOPIC PROCEDURES:Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) including fine needle aspiration, fine needle core biopsy, fine needle tatooing and EUS-guided celiac plexus block and neurolysis. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) including stone removal and stent placement, and cholangioscopy/pancreatoscopy. Therapeutic and Interventional endoscopy including esophageal, duodenal colon and biliary stent placement; Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), Complex Colonoscopy and polypectomy; Radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus with dysplasia Endoscopic ampullectomy and pancreatic pseudocyst drainage Endoscopic diagnosis, staging and therapy of gastrointestinal malignancy including esophageal, stomach, pancreatic, ampullary, and rectal cancer Gastrointestinal bleeding including treatment of GAVE (Watermelon Stomach) DISEASES:Pancreatic Diseases including pancreatic cysts ( including pancreatic cystic neoplasms and pseudocysts), pancreatic cancer, pancreatic endocrine neoplasms, and pancreatitis (acute, chronic, autoimmune, hereditary) Biliary Tract Disease including bile duct stones, biliary stricture, and malignant biliary obstruction. Intestinal submucosal lesions including leiomyoma and GIST; Esophageal, stomach, pancreatic, bile duct, colon, and rectal cancer. High Risk Family Cancer Screening: Hereditary Gastric Cancer, Hereditary Pancreatic Cancer, Hereditary Colon Cancer. Barrett's Esophagus including dysplasia and early mucosal cancer.

Cancers Treated

Anal, Colon (including Rectum), Diagnostic Tests, Esophagus, Gall Bladder, Gastrointestinal (including Stomach), Genetic Counseling & Testing, Liver, Pancreas

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology, Board Certified (2000)

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