Todd Francis, MD, PhD, FAANS, a Neurosurgeon with St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

Get to know Neurosurgeon Dr. Todd Francis, who serves patients in Pontiac, Michigan.

Dr. Francis is a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. He specializes in complex and reconstructive spinal surgery, including degenerative spine disease, deformity, and failed back surgery. In his practice the patient always comes first. His ultimate goal is to provide patients with a straightforward, yet thorough interpretation of their condition in a warm, comfortable environment.

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland is a 497-bed community teaching hospital, level II trauma center and longtime leader in health care in Oakland County. It provides comprehensive care including cardiovascular, stroke, orthopedics, obstetrics, gynecology and cancer care.

With a broad educational background, Dr. Francis earned his medical degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency in neurosurgery at the same educational venue. Later, he completed his fellowship in spine surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Distinguished as a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (FAANS), the doctor is board-certified in neurosurgery by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, whose broad aim is to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the science of neurological surgery and thereby serve the cause of public health.

On a professional level, he is an active member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Spine Intervention Society, the North American Spine Society, the Joint Section on Spine and Peripheral Nerves, and the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies.

Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system. Neurosurgeons are doctors who diagnose and treat problems with the nervous system, often by performing surgery on the brain or spine. They treat strokes, tumors, certain types of birth defects, infections, and head or spinal cord injuries.

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