Carrie Francis, M.D.
Office: 3032 Sudler Hall
3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160
Carrie L. Francis, M.D. graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 2005. After graduating with honors, she completed her postgraduate residency training in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). During residency, Dr. Francis was involved in the medical school admissions and other educational programs geared towards medical student mentoring and education. Dr. Francis developed an interest in Academics and Pediatric Otolaryngology during her residency training. She has given multiple pediatric otolaryngology presentations, and presented research at prestigious national Pediatric Otolaryngology meetings. Prior to graduating from her post-graduate training program, Dr. Francis was presented with a 2010 Resident Research Excellence Award.
After residency, Dr. Francis completed a Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship at Rady Children's Hospital, University of California San Diego. There, she furthered her knowledge base, decision-making, and surgical technique with nationally recognized pediatric otolaryngology faculty in general pediatric otolaryngology, pediatric airway management, rhinology, thyroid disease, and pediatric otology.
Dr. Francis is currently an Associate Professor in the Pediatric Otolaryngology Division of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Kansas University Medical Center (KUMC). In addition to a busy surgical practice, Dr. Francis has a passion for educating the next generation of future physicians.
Nationally, Dr. Francis is an active member of the national Otolaryngology governing body, the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and Society of University Otolaryngologist's (SUO), American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). She has held multiple leadership roles and is currently Chair of the SUO Diversity Committee.
She is an active member of both the Diversity and General Otolaryngology Education committees. As a member of the Diversity Committee (AAO-HNS), she has had an active role in the development and roll out of Cultural Competency Survey. She is a member of the Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis task force in the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO).
At KUMC, she holds multiple leadership roles, serving as member and Chair of the School of Medicine Admissions committee (2015-2016) and Academic and Professionalism committee (2016-2017). Dr. Francis has an active teaching and mentoring role, serving as an Assistant Dean in the Office of Student Affairs and currently serves as the Director of the Orr Medical Alumni Society. She was presented the Excellence in Teaching, Student Voice Award in 2015 and 2016. In 2018, she was nominated for the Rainbow Award, a prestigious student nomination for the educator that exemplifies a hero in medicine.