Gary L. Francis, M.D., Ph.D.

Gary L. Francis, M.D., Ph.D. received his M.D. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Florida and completed his Pediatric Residency at the University of Florida and Yale University. He then specialized with Fellowship Training in Endocrinology, Genetics, and Metabolism at the University of Oklahoma. He joined UT Health in 2018 after holding previous faculty appointments at the National Institutes of Health, The Medical College of Georgia, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and Virginia Commonwealth University. He has dedicated the past 25 years to the study of thyroid cancer in children and was chair of the Pediatric Thyroid Cancer Treatment Guidelines Committee of the American Thyroid Association. He currently provides medical care to children with all forms of thyroid cancer and is actively involved in research on thyroid nodules and cancers in children.​