Richard O. Francis, MD, PhD

Board Certifications: 
Clinical Pathology, Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine
Accepting New Patients
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Overview

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Medical Director, Special Hematology and Coagulation Laboratory

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • PhD, Columbia University
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: New York Blood Center

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Pathology
  • Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine

Honors & Awards

2011  Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award, Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists

2013  The Dr. Joseph G. Fink Laboratory Medicine Faculty Teaching Award, Columbia University Medical Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology

Research

Grants

EFFECT OF G6PD DEFICIENCY ON RED BLOOD CELL STORAGE (Private)

Jan 1 2014 - Dec 31 2017

EFFECT OF GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE DEFICIENCY ON RED BLOOD CELL STORAGE (Private)

Jul 1 2014 - Jun 30 2016

FIELD STUDY (Private)

Feb 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015

HARMFUL EFFECTS OF TRANSFUSION OF OLDER STORED RED CELLS: IRON AND INFLAMMATION (Federal Gov)

Sep 16 2009 - Jul 31 2014