David O. Francis
MD

  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT, Otolaryngology)

About

David Francis, MD earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed his residency in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery at the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals ,Seattle, WA. He received fellowship training in laryngology and care of professional voice at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. He is an assistant professor and the Director of Outcomes Research in the Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research program.

Dr. Francis is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and has high-level specialty training in the care of voice, airway and swallowing disorders. He has extensive experience with both the medical and surgical care of professional voice users, management of neurological disorders of the voice including vocal fold paralysis and laryngeal dystonias (e.g., spasmodic dysphonia, laryngeal tremor). He has expertise in managing infectious diseases of the larynx, airway stenosis and dysphagia. He has a patient-centric approach to caring for patients and strongly believes that “listening to the patient is central to personalized care” and that one-size does not fit all when managing voice, swallowing and airway disorders. He also recognizes that the care of voice, swallowing and breathing disorders requires a multidisciplinary approach that includes close collaborations with speech-language pathology, pulmonary, gastroenterology, allergy, thoracic surgery and neurology among others.

Dr. Francis provides a wide range of services including airway dilation, airway reconstruction, vocal fold injection, laryngoplasty/thyroplasty, arytenoid adduction, laser procedures, microlaryngoscopy, microflap excision of vocal fold lesions (e.g., polyps, cysts), laryngectomy, partial laryngectomy, laryngeal papilloma treatment, endoscopic and open zenkers diverticulectomy, cricopharyngeal myotomy, transnasal esophagoscopy and thyroidectomy.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Surgery

Practice locations

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  • University Hospital - Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT, Otolaryngology)
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6190
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  • University Hospital - Gender Surgery Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7502
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Otolaryngology
Medical School
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
Fellowships

Laryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Residencies
  • University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, WA
Internships
  • University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, WA

Specialties

  • Laryngology-Voice Surgery (ENT)
  • Gender Services - Laryngology
  • Performing Arts Medicine - Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders