Courtney E. Francis M.D.

Courtney E. Francis M.D.

Bio

Dr. Francis is a UW assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology. She is a clinician educator whose primary clinical interest is…

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Patient Care Philosophy

Dr. Francis enjoys educating her patients on their diagnoses and making them active participants in their medical care.

Personal Interests

Baking, hiking/exploring the northwest with her husband and two dogs.

Clinical Interests

  • Optic neuropathies
  • Adult strabismus/cranial nerve palsies
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension/papilledema
  • Pupillary abnormalities
  • Benign essential blepharospasm/hemifacial spasm
  • Tumors involving the visual pathways
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Thyroid eye disease

Research Interests

  • Ophthalmologic manifestations of multiple sclerosis
  • Cranial nerve palsies

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Univ. of Rochester SOMMedical education2005
Baystate Medical CenterInternship
Doheny Eye Institute/USCFellowship
University of Alabama, BirminghamResidency

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD2005

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology2010
Dr. Francis is a UW assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology. She is a clinician educator whose primary clinical interest is neuro-ophthalmology. She also cares for adult patients with strabismus. She is the director of the clerkship program for medical students.

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