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Dr. Todd Francis’ Education and Experience Qualify Him as One of the Best Neurosurgeons in Michigan

As an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, Dr. Francis earned a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology. After graduation, he attended Wayne State School of Medicine at the Detroit Medical Center where he completed a Master’s of Science degree, medical school, and a neurosurgery residency. He additionally completed his PhD in physiology in 2010. 

Dr. Francis then went on to do a one-year fellowship in clinical spine surgery at Cleveland Clinic,  where he stayed on as a staff neurosurgeon for five years. Eventually, he became Chief of Neurosurgery for the East Region and also taught as an assistant professor of surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Case Western Reserve.

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Lumbar Spine Research Society
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
The American Board of Neurological Surgery
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
AO Spine
Cleveland Clinic
NASS - North American Spine Society
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His Return to Detroit Led Him to Become Vice Chief of Neurosurgery at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

Years later, Dr. Francis moved back home to Detroit to work at Henry Ford Hospital as a senior staff neurosurgeon and co-director of the spine trauma program at Henry Ford. Eventually he found himself settling at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland where he now is the Vice Chief of Neurosurgery and director of the Spine Center of Excellence. Dr. Francis’ clinical interests include all areas of spinal surgery, especially minimally invasive lumbar fusion, revision spinal surgery, as well as spinal deformity.

Upon his return to Detroit, his accolades only continued to accumulate. Here he attained his board certification (ABNS) in 2017 and also became a fellow in the AANS. In 2017 he was also elected one of America's top surgeons by Consumers Research Council of America. In 2019 he was elected Trademark Top Doctors of America, and in 2020 he won the DAISY team award from St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

Trust Dr. Francis with your spine and neurological system, as he is one of the top Neurosurgeons in the state. To discuss your options, request a consultation with him today. 

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