Michael J. Francis, MD

After receiving his medical degree from New York Medical College, Dr. Francis completed a surgery residency at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Oakland, California, and a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Rutgers Medical School. He served the Navy for 21 years, including two tours in the Gulf, before retiring as a Captain.

Board-certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Francis specializes in laparoscopic surgery, GI surgery, endoscopy and colonoscopy. He has published articles in nationally recognized journals and has held numerous leadership and teaching positions in his field.

A native of Boston, Dr. Francis spent time on both U.S. coasts before settling in Tappahannock upon his retirement from the Navy. Dr. Francis is married with two children and enjoys kayaking and woodworking.


Riverside Surgical Specialists
7554 Hospital Drive
Suite 303
Gloucester Courthouse, VA
(804) 693-3400

Riverside Surgical Specialists
659 Hospital Road
Medical Arts Building A, Suite 203
Tappahannock, VA
(804) 443-6232

Medical School

New York Medical College


Naval Hospital Oakland
University of California-Davis


Robert Johnson Medical School

Board Certifications

American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
American Board of Surgery

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