Richard Oscar Francis, MD, PhD

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology at CUMC

Current Administrative Positions

  • Medical Director, Special Hematology and Coagulation Laboratory
Richard Oscar Francis, MD, PhD

Email: rof3@cumc.columbia.edu

Departments and Divisions

  • Department of Pathology & Cell Biology
    Division of Laboratory Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Pathology
  • Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Pathology - Clinical

Education and Training

  • PhD, Columbia University
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 2011 New York Blood Center

Locations

  • CUMC/Presbyterian Hospital and Vanderbilt Clinic

    622 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • [UHC/OXF - The Empire Plan, UHC/OXF - The Empire Plan (CD)]
  • AETNA [Aetna Signature Administrators, EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NYP Employee Plan, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Student Health]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs]
  • CIGNA [EPO, Great West (National), HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare (National) [MagnaCare]
  • Medicare [Railroad, Traditional Medicare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • RiverSpring [Special Needs]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), Empire Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]

This provider accepts new patients

Lab Locations

  • CUMC/Presbyterian Hospital and Vanderbilt Clinic

    622 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032

Contact Info

  • (212) 342-4569

Committees / Societies / Memberships

AABB - American Association of Blood Banks

ASH - American Society of Hematology

ACLPS - Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists

Honors and Awards

2011 Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award, Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists

2013 The Dr. Joseph G. Fink Laboratory Medicine Faculty Teaching Award, Columbia University Medical Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology

NIH Grants

  • THE IMPACT OF OXIDATIVE STRESS ON ERYTHOCYTE BIOLOGY (Federal Gov)

    Sep 25 2019 - Aug 31 2023

    EFFECT OF G6PD DEFICIENCY ON RED BLOOD CELL STORAGE (Private)

    Jan 1 2014 - Dec 31 2017

    EFFECT OF GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE DEFICIENCY ON RED BLOOD CELL STORAGE (Private)

    Jul 1 2014 - Jun 30 2016

    FIELD STUDY (Private)

    Feb 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015

    HARMFUL EFFECTS OF TRANSFUSION OF OLDER STORED RED CELLS: IRON AND INFLAMMATION (Federal Gov)

    Sep 16 2009 - Jul 31 2014