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Meet The Faculty

Advanced inflammatory bowel disease fellows and faculty at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract and liver.

On a typical day, approximately 2,165 patients receive care at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida. On average, 18,837 outpatient visits occur within our division each year. Approximately 90% of patients are from Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina. Approximately 25% of patients are covered by Medicare, and 10 to 15% of trainees' patients are from underserved communities.

The division is organized around interest groups oriented toward disease processes, organ systems, procedures, or patient groups. Clinical expertise is integrated with the newest forms of established and experimental diagnostic and therapeutic methods.

Faculty

In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields.

You have direct access to the gastroenterology faculty at Mayo Clinic throughout your training.

Francis A. Farraye, M.D., M.Sc.

Francis A. Farraye, M.D., M.Sc.

Program Director

Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Internship: Internal medicine, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA

Residency: Internal medicine, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA

Fellowship: Gastroenterology clinical and research fellowship, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA

Interests:

  • C. difficile infection in IBD patients
  • Management and diagnosis of dysplasia and cancer in patients with IBD
  • Social media use and IBD health literacy
  • Hepatitis B vaccination efficacy in IBD patients
  • Subclinical hepatic fibrosis
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Jana Al-Hashash, M.D., M.S.

Jana Al-Hashash, M.D., M.S.

Medical school: American University of Beirut

Internship: Presbyterian Hospital - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Residency: Presbyterian Hospital - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Additional education: 

  • Certificiate in Clinical Research - Institute of Clinical Research Education, University of Pittsburgh
  • Clinical Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition - Presbyterian Hospital - Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Master of Science in Clinical Research - Institute of Clinical Research Education, University of Pittsburgh

Interests:

  • Clinical and translational research related to IBD
  • Medical management of patients with ulcerative colitis, mild Crohn’s disease, and high-risk patients with Crohn’s disease
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Jami Kinnucan, M.D.

Jami Kinnucan, M.D.

Medical school: University of Chicago

Internship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Residency: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Additional education:

  • Clinical Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition - University of Chicago

Interests:

  • Cannabis use in IBD patients
  • Women’s health and pregnancy in IBD
  • Medical management of patients with ulcerative colitis, mild Crohn’s disease, and complex Crohn’s disease
  • Patient and provider education in IBD
Michael Picco, M.D., Ph.D.

Michael Picco, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical school: George Washington University, Washington D.C.

Internship: Yale - New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Residency: Yale - New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Additional education and fellowships:

  • Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology - The Johns Hopkins University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Investigation - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Interests:

  • Crohn's disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
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Kaitlin Myatt, APRN, D.N.P.

Kaitlin Myatt, APRN, D.N.P.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Education - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) - University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Experience:

  • RN in Medical-Surgical Women's Services
  • RN in Community and Student Health
  • Nurse Practitioner in Hematology - Oncology practice
  • Nurse Practitioner in IBD Clinic at Mayo Clinic
Donna Shelton, APRN

Donna Shelton, APRN

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
  • Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Experience:

  • RN - Critical Care 
  • Nurse practitioner - IBD Clinic at Mayo Clinic
Tammy Vann, APRN, M.S.N.

Tammy Vann, APRN, M.S.N.

Education: 

  • Associate of Science in Nursing - Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
  • Master of Science, Nursing Practitioner (MSN) - Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL

Experience:

  • RN at Mayo Clinic
  • Nurse practitioner in Gastroenterology
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