MD: Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
Residency: Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA
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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 two 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 Assistant Professor in the Pediatric Otolaryngology Division of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Kansas University Medical Center (KUMC). In addition to the care of pediatric patients, Dr. Francis has continued develop her interest in medical education for students and residents.
Nationally, Dr. Francis is an active member of AAO-HNS with membership on the Diversity and General Education committees. Additionally, Dr. Francis is a member of the Diversity Task force in the Society of University Otolaryngologist's (SUO), and 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 Co-Director of Wahl Academic Alumni Society. She was presented the 2016 Excellence in Teaching, Student Voice Award.
In addition to a busy clinical practice, Dr. Francis has a passion for educating the next generation of future physicians.
Carrie L. Francis, M.D.