Dr. Gregory Francis, D.O. is a board certified practicing anesthesiologist and the President of Valant Anesthesia Services on the Treasure Coast of Florida. Dr. Francis has over 10 years of clinical anesthesia experience with expertise in ultrasound guided regional anesthesia.
In 1999, Dr. Francis received his Bachelor of Science Degree Chemistry from Truman State University, Kirksville, MO. From there, Dr. Francis attended the Chemistry PhD program at University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS which he left early to attend medical school. He completed medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Bio-Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri and become a DO.
After a year of internship training at St. Joseph’s hospital in Philadelphia, PA., Dr. Francis attended Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center as an anesthesia resident where he had excellent exposure to critical care, trauma, pediatrics, regional, pain management, obstetrics, cardiothoracic and neurosurgical anesthesia. During this time, he participated in structured academic curriculum at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center.
Doctor Francis also initiated a sponsored medical trip to Honduras for the residents.
In 2009, Dr. Francis returned to Florida, where he became a partner with St. Lucie Anesthesia Associates covering St. Lucie Medical Center, St. Lucie Surgery Center, Surgery Center of Ft. Pierce and Indian River Surgery Center while partnering up with Dr. Poto. He quickly became recognized for his specialized ultrasound guided regional anesthesia techniques.
In 2017, Dr. Francis joined with Dr. Antonio Poto to form Valant Anesthesia Services. This group was created with passion to provide quality anesthesia embracing safety, multi modal pain control, and individualized patient experience.
Dr. Francis specializes in ultrasound guided regional anesthesia and pain management utilizing the latest local nerve blocks for post-surgical pain control and recovery.