About Richard R.M. Francis, M.D.

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon of Houston & Beaumont, TX

 

scoliosis-center -FAQ-1Richard R.M. Francis, M.D.
MBA, FRCS Ed., FRCS Ed. (Tr & Orth)

Diplomat of the Intercollegiate Specialty Board in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (UK)

“I knew what I wanted to do from my first exposure to spine surgery in medical school. What grabbed me was that you could take a child with a severe deformity and—within just a few hours—correct it to the point where it was almost normal.”

Richard R.M. Francis, M.D. MBA, FRCS Ed., FRCS Ed. (Tr & Orth) Diplomat of the Intercollegiate Specialty Board in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (UK). Dr. Francis has been practicing medicine for nearly two decades. Since founding Spine Associates in 2003, he has built a considerable reputation by maintaining a conservative approach to treating all spine conditions in both children and adults. He has made it his goal to stay at the forefront of technology, yet maintain a personal connection with patients and their families. Dr. Francis is one of few spine surgeons capable of performing surgeries on children as well as adults and prides himself as one of the first surgeons in the nation asked to perform the artificial disc replacement and to use robotic assistance in spine surgery.

Professional Credentials and Training

Dr. Richard Francis was educated at the University of the West Indies, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and Baylor College of Medicine. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery by the Intercollegiate Specialty Board of the Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom. He has been a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh since 1995 and provided four years of service as an assistant professor with the University of Texas, where he was responsible for training residents and fellows in the field of spinal surgery. Additionally, Dr. Francis has successfully completed a post-doctoral fellowship in spinal surgery and is currently an active member of North American Spine Society and Scoliosis Research Society.

  • Diplomat of the Intercollegiate Specialty Board of the Royal College of Surgeons in Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Spine Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX
  • Four years as Assistant Professor of Spine Surgery with the University of Texas Medical School
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons on Edinburgh 

Professional Recognition

Dr. Francis is consistently recognized as one of Houston’s top doctors. Learn more about Dr. Francis by clicking any of the links below.