John Francis, MD, PhD
Campus Associate Dean for Student & Multicultural Affairs
Associate Professor of Medicine
Winnie Davis Hall 110, 108 Spear Road, Athens, GA 30602
Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, Maryland, 2006
Residency, Internal Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital New Haven, Connecticut, 2003
MD, Loma Linda University Loma Linda, California, 2000
PhD, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Loma Linda University Loma Linda, California, 1998
BS, Zoology-Biomedical, Andrews University Berrien Springs, Michigan, 1991
Honors / Awards / Achievements
2019: Commencement Award of Appreciation from the Athens Class of 2019. Medical College of Georgia at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership
2019: Medical College of Georgia at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership Service Award. For 5-years of Dedication, Commitment and Contributions to Enabling Students, Residents and Campus Excellence and Success
2017: Exemplary Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching in Undergraduate Medical Education. Medical College of Georgia
2014: Admired Physician, Teacher and Role Model Award. AIDS Program, Section of Infectious Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine
2011: Edwin Cadman Teacher of the Year Award. Internal Medicine Dept., Primary Care Residency Program, Yale University School of Medicine
2010: Didactic Instruction Teacher of the Year Award-for Dedication and Excellence in the Classroom. Physician Associate Program, Yale University School of Medicine
2000: Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), National Honor Medical Society
John S. Francis, Meg C. Doherty, Uri Lopatin, Cecilia P. Johnston, Gita Sinha, Tracy Ross, Mian Cai, Nadia N. Hansel, Trish Perl, John R. Ticehurst, Karen Carroll, David L. Thomas, Eric Nuermberger, and John G. Bartlett. Severe Community-Onset Pneumonia in Healthy Adults Caused by Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrying the Panton-Valentine Leukocidin Genes. Clin Infect Dis. 2005; 40:100-107.
Nicola Zetola, John S. Francis, Eric Nuermberger, and William Bishai. Community-Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: An Emerging Threat. Lancet Infect Dis 2005; 5:275-286.
Jeffrey C. Hageman, Timothy M. Uyeki, John S. Francis, Daniel B. Jernigan, J. Gary Wheeler, Carolyn B. Bridges, Stephen J. Barenkamp, Dawn M. Sievert, Arjun Srinivasan, Meg C. Doherty, Linda K. McDougal, George E. Killgore, Uri A. Lopatin, Rebecca Coffman, J. Kathryn MacDonald, Sigrid K. McAllister, Gregory E. Fosheim, Jean B. Patel, and L. Clifford McDonald. Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia Due to Staphylococcus aureus, 2003-04 Influenza Season. Emerg Infect Dis 2006; 12:894-899.
Susan M. Harrington, John Francis, William Bishai and Karen C. Carroll. Molecular Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases. In Nelson KE, Williams C, Kuniholm M. 3rd Edition: Infectious Disease Epidemiology: Theory and Practice. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. 2013.
Wendy Walker, Sebastian Kurscheid, Samit Joshi, Charlie Lopez, Gerald Goh, Murim Choi, Lydia Barakat, John Francis, Ann Fisher, Michael Kozal, Heidi Zapata, Albert Shaw, Richard Lifton, Richard Sutton and Erol Fikrig. Increased levels of MIPs Result in Resistance to R5-Tropic HIV-1 in a Subset of Elite Controllers. J. Virol. 2015; 89 (10) 5502-5514.
Scholarship & Research
Microbial Molecular Pathogenesis