Dr. Jean Francis Awarded NFK Honor for Excellence in Transplant and Nephrology

Congratulations to Dr. Jean Francis, Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Kidney Transplantation at BUMC, who has been awarded an honor in Excellence in Transplant and Nephrology by the National Kidney Foundation New England on behalf of his numerous clinical, teaching, and research accomplishments!

Dr. Francis obtained his medical degree from the Lebanese University School of Medicine. He completed his medicine residency and nephrology fellowship at Yale University- Saint Raphael Campus. He subsequently did kidney and pancreas transplantation fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. He is currently the Medical Director of kidney transplantation at BUMC, and serves as the Medical Director of the combined Pancreas Transplant Program between BUMC and BWH. This is a combined program between the two institutions that facilitates the cure of type 1 & 2 DM with pancreas transplantation in very selected patients. Dr. Francis conducts clinical research in kidney transplantation, and has a special interest in thrombotic microangiopathy and complement-mediated diseases. He is also an accomplished educator who has won several excellence in teaching awards. Dr. Francis serves as a Co-Director of BU’s Thrombosis and Microangiopathy Collaborative, he is also a co-director of the ARC on Thrombosis and Homeostasis. He serves as the region one UNOS representative for Pancreas transplantation.

Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a rare but very serious condition. Dr. Francis is the founder of the first Thrombotic Microangiopathy (TMA) Team at Boston Medical Center (BMC), a unique multidisciplinary approach to the management of this very rare disease. Many institutions and medical centers in the US and around the world currently adopt this model to care for patients with TMA.

Dr. Francis is nationally recognized clinician-educator, a frequent invited speaker; he has published > 60 scientific manuscripts, reviews and book chapters. He has also trained many nephrologists.

The NKF gala will be held Saturday, March 19 at 6pm. Register here.

Jean Francis, MD