Francis is a board-certified Physician Assistant who joined the Heights Dermatology family in 2020. She graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences in 2008, and then attended the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston where she completed a Dietetic Internship in the Texas Medical Center along with a Master’s in Public Health with special focus on Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences. In 2010, she returned to her hometown of Dallas where she worked for six years as a registered dietitian for the UT Southwestern Solid Organ Transplant Program. During that time, her passion and interest for medicine grew, and she decided to pursue a new career as a Physician Assistant. In 2019, she completed a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Radford University in Roanoke, Virginia.
During her time as a registered dietitian, Francis cared for patients with a variety of medical conditions and learned the importance of patient-centered and preventative health care based on evidence-based medicine. She carried these values with her throughout her medical training and continues to uphold these values as a physician assistant. Her interest and passion for dermatology was secured after having the opportunity to experience the inner workings of a dermatology clinic during her clinical rotations. She is looking forward to helping patients feel healthy and comfortable in their own skin. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
In her free time, Francis enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and Yorkie pup, Leo. She enjoys cooking, relaxing at home, and trying new restaurants with her husband.