John Francis, MD, PhD

John Francis, MD, PhD

John Francis, MD, PhD
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

Selected Publications

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

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