Michael Farrell

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine


Administrator Info
Name: Jill Lane
Email: jdlane@umn.edu

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.

Research Summary

  • Communication in healthcare services
  • Newborn screening

Teaching Summary

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

Clinical Summary

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


MD, St. Louis University

Honors and Recognition

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

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics
Academy on Communication in Healthcare