Francis, Professor Roger M

Professor Roger M FrancisConsultant Physician, Metabolic Bone Service

  • Consultant Physician, Metabolic Bone Service
  • Tel: 0191 223 1160 (Christine King - PA, Research and Academic) or 0191 213 7975 (Diane Thompson –Clinical Secretary)
  • GMC Code: 2246497
  • Qualifications: MB ChB University of Leeds 1975, MRCP Royal Colleges of Physicians 1979, FRCP Royal College of Physicians of London 1991
  • Special Interests
    Professor Francis’ specialist interests are the management of osteoporosis and other bone diseases.
  • Biography

    After graduating in Medicine from the University of Leeds in 1975, Roger Francis developed a major clinical and research interest in osteoporosis, whilst working as a member of the Clinical Scientific Staff at the MRC Mineral Metabolism Unit at Leeds General Infirmary. He was subsequently awarded a Smith and Nephew Travelling Fellowship, which allowed him to spend a year working in St. Louis, USA. On returning to the UK, he worked as Honorary Lecturer in Geriatric Medicine at University College, London, before moving to Newcastle in 1986. He is now a Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Consultant Physician at Freeman Hospital.

    Professor Francis runs a large Bone Clinic and supervises a research programme examining the causes, consequences and treatment of osteoporosis in men and women. He is Chairman of Medical Board of the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) and served as Editor of the NOS journal Osteoporosis Review from 2001-07.  He is also a Committee Member of the British Geriatrics Society Falls and Bone Health Section and has been Editor in Chief of Age and Ageing since 2007.

  • Directorate
    Musculo Skeletal Services
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital
  • Clinics Provided

    Freeman Hospital: Twice weekly Bone Clinic (Monday and Thursday mornings)

    Bone Clinic at the RVI: Weekly (Monday afternoon)

    Freeman Hospital Specialist Nurse Led Clinics: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

    Fracture Clinic at the RVI: Daily Nurse Led Fracture Risk Assessment Service  led by Sister Karen Loughney
  • Name of Secretary
    Christine King - Personal Assistant, Research and Academic or Diane Thompson - Clinical Secretary
  • Professor Roger Francis 
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