Michael Farrell, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Michael Farrell

Contact Info

Administrative Assistant Name
Colleen Doyle

Administrative Phone
612-626-8015

Administrative Email
doyle0050@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-624-3189

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine


Medical School, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Residency, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Summary

My scholarship focuses on communication in healthcare. I have taught at a variety of levels. My NIH funding has mostly focused on communication processes and outcomes after newborn genetic screening. My clinical expertise is primary care (and some consultation) for complex patients, especially those with genetic and functional conditions.

Expertise

  • Communication
  • Quality improvement
  • Primary and coordinating care for complex patients (especially young adults)
  • Teaching in medical humanities.

Awards & Recognition

  • Leonard Tow Award for Humanism in Medicine, Arnold P. Gold Foundation

Professional Associations

  • Academy on Communication in Healthcare
  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Communication in healthcare services
  • Newborn screening

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Communication; Medical humanities/film (implications for clinical practice and ethics); Pharmacogenetics; Scholarly activities for medical students and residents.

Clinical

Clinical Interests

Primary and coordinating care for complex patients, especially adolescents and young adults with genetic problems and special needs; Pharmacogenetics; Autonomic dysfunction