Robert Francis, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of Washington. He remained at the University and completed his residency and fellowship in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous. Dr. Francis has been in practice since 1989. Prior to joining Proliance Retina (fka Vitreoretinal Associates of Washington) in 2006, he was the retinal surgeon for Group Health Cooperative where he continues to provide surgical retinal care. He has served as Chief of Ophthalmology at Swedish Medical Center and Group Health. He spent ten years as a Clinical Instructor for the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington.

Dr. Francis is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. With offices in both Bellevue and Seattle, Dr. Francis is able to provide dedicated medical retinal care along with all types of retinal surgery. He offers particular expertise in combined cataract and retinal procedures and in complex cataract cases.

In his spare time, Dr. Francis enjoys travel, tennis and fly fishing.


Program: BS
Institution: University of Washington

Program: MD
Institution: University of Washington School of Medicine

Program: Residency in Ophthalmology
Institution: University of Washington Medical Center

Program: Fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous
Institution: University of Washington Medical Center

Program: Board Certified
Institution: American Board of Ophthalmology


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