Todd Francis MD

Todd B Francis, MD

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Specialties: Neurological Surgery

Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery

Education

  • Wayne State University, MI, 2004

Residencies & Internships

  • Wayne State University, Neurological Surgery, MI, 2011
  • Wayne State University, Surgery, MI, 2005

Fellowships

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Spine Surgery, OH, 2012

About Me

Title
Co-Director of the Spine Trauma Program
Associate Chief of Neurosurgery at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital

I specialize in the treatment of all spinal disorders including degenerative disease, deformities, tumor, and trauma. I utilize a wide array of spine surgery techniques including minimally invasive approaches, stereotactic navigation, robotic spine surgery, and motion preservation surgery including arthroplasty.


Memberships:
   Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals
   American Association for the Advancement of Science
   American Association of Neurological Surgeons
   American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
   American Medical Association
   American Paraplegia Society
   American Spinal Injury Association
   AOSpine, North America
   Congress of Neurological Surgeons
   Council of State Neurosurgical Societies
   Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves of the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Neurotrauma & Critical Care of the AANS/CNS
   Joint Section on Tumors of the AANS/CNS
   Lumbar Spine Research Society
   Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons
   Michigan State Medical Society
   National Neurotrauma Society
   North American Spine Society

Publishing:
   Reviewer, AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, 2015
   Editorial Reviewer, World Neurosurgery, 2015-present
   Editorial Reviewer, Global Spine Journal, 2015-present
   Reviewer, AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, 2016
   Editorial Board, Journal of Surgery: Open Access, 2016-present
   Editorial Reviewer, The Spine Journal, 2016-present

National and Local:
•Member -- Outcomes Committee, AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, 2013-Present
•Member -- Payor Response Committee, AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, 2013-Present
•Appointee (CNS caucus) - Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS), 2013 – 2016
•Member -- Communication and Education Committee, CSNS, 2014-Present
•Member -- Reimbursement Committee, CSNS, 2014-Present
•Member -- Patient Safety Ad Hoc Committee, CSNS, 2014-Present
•Member -- Reference Committee (alternate), CSNS, 2014-Present
•Member -- Exhibits Committee, AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, 2014-
•Faculty – AANS Spine Online Education, 2014-
•Faculty – Simulation Based Neurosurgical Training, CNS Annual Meeting, 2014
•Faculty – Spine Cadaver Lab, AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, 2015
•Faculty – Simulation Based Neurosurgical Training, CNS Annual Meeting, 2015
•Lab Faculty – Cleveland Spine Review, 2010-Present
•Instructor - Lerner College of Medicine Gross Anatomy Lab (Spine), 2011-Present
•Member - Stroke Committee, Hillcrest Hospital, Cleveland Clinic 2012-2016
•Member - Trauma Committee, Hillcrest Hospital, Cleveland Clinic 2012-2016
•Member - Low Back Pain Care Path Pilot Team, Cleveland Clinic, 2013-2016
•Instructor - Resident Spine Cadaver Lab Course, Department of Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic, 2013-2016
•Member – Center for Spine Health Leadership Council, Cleveland Clinic, 2014-2016

Research Interests
•Functional outcomes studies after spinal surgery
•Thoraco-lumbar and cervical spinal trauma
•Biomechanics of spinal stabilization
•Neuro-oncology 

Grants
1. 5R01 CA116257 (NCI/NIH) Mathupala, S.P. Ph.D. (PI) Lactate Transport as a Therapeutic Target in Glioma. Role: Resident/Graduate Student (80% Effort), 7/2006-6/2008.
2. Research Program Committee Grant (Cleveland Clinic), 2013: Biomechanical Comparison of Zero Profile Fusion Device to Standard Anterior Cervical Plate Fixation. Principal Investigator: Francis TB. Co-Investigators: Mageswaran P, Torre-Healy A. Amount - $12,500.

 

Languages

English

Gender

Male
  • Videos

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Locations

Henry Ford Medical Center - Lakeside
14500 Hall Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Hospital Privileges

  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Henry Ford Macomb Hospital - Clinton Township
  • Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital