Christopher Francois, M.D.

  1. Radiologist

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

EnglishFrenchSpanish

Dr. Francois is a diagnostic radiologist with expertise in:

  • Diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases using Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) and Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CCT)
  • Diagnosis and management of pulmonary diseases using Chest Radiography (x-ray) and Chest Computed Tomography (CT)

In addition, Dr. Francois is active in the following research areas:

  • 4D Flow MRI
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Advanced Aortic Imaging
  1. Cardiac CT scan
  2. Cardiac MRI
  3. Chest x-ray
  4. CT coronary angiogram
  5. MRI cardiac stress test
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aortopathy
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Cardiomyopathies
  1. 2010
    Certificate - RSNA Advanced Course in Grant WritingRadiological Society of North America
  2. 2007
    Fellowship - Cardiovascular Imaging, Department of RadiologyNorthwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  3. 2006
    Residency - Diagnostic Radiology, Department of RadiologyLoyola University & Stritch School of Medicine
  4. 2002
    Fellowship - Cardiovascular MR Research, Department of RadiologyNorthwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
  5. 2001
    Internship - Department of Medicine, Evanston Northwestern HealthcareNorthwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  6. 2000
    MDNorthwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  7. 1996
    BS - Material Science and EngineeringNorthwestern University, McCormick School of Engineering
  8.  
    Certificate - AUR Radiology Management ProgramAssociation of University Radiologists
  9.  
    Certificate - AUR-Philips Academic Faculty Development ProgramAssociation of University Radiologists

Certifications

  1. 2006
    Diagnostic RadiologyAmerican Board of Radiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    2021 JCMR God Star ReviewerJournal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  2. 2020
    Cum Laude Award Radiological Society of North America
  3. 2020
    Magna Cum Laude Award.Radiological Society of North America
  4. 2018
    Gold Star Reviewer AwardJournal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  5. 2018
    Radiology Editor's Recognition Award with DistinctionRadiological Society of North America
  6. 2018
    Certificate of Appreciation for Dedicated Volunteer ServiceAmerican College of Radiology
  7. 2018
    Inducted as Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic ResonanceSociety for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  8. 2018
    Inducted as Fellow of the American College of RadiologyAmerican College of Radiology
  9. 2018
    One of the Top 5 Cases; Unknown Case Contest for Infantile Myofibromatosis caseSociety for Pediatric Radiology
  10. 2018
    Gold Star Reviewer AwardJournal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  11. 2017
    2016 Editor's Recognition Award for Distinguished Service as a ReviewerJournal of Thoracic Imaging
  12. 2014
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Distinguished ReviewerInternational Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  13. 2013
    Radiology Editor's Recognition Award with DistinctionRadiological Society of North America
  14. 2013
    Magna Cum Laude Award for Educational Exhibit, Co-author (First author: C.A. Meyer), 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual MeetingRadiological Society of North America
  15. 2013
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Distinguished ReviewerInternational Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  16. 2012
    Certificate of Merit award for Educational Exhibit, Co-author (First author: S. Stilwell, Radiology Resident, University of Utah), 98th Scientific Assembly and Annual MeetingRadiological Society of North America
  17. 2012
    Cum Laude award for Educational Exhibit, Co-author and Mentor to First Author (First author: D. Gopireddy), 98th Scientific Assembly and Annual MeetingRadiological Society of North America
  18. 2012
    Radiology Editor's Recognition Award with DistinctionRadiological Society of North America
  19. 2012
    Award of Appreciation for Visiting ProfessorLoyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
  20. 2012
    Merit Award: Summa Cum Laude for Oral Presentation, Co-Author and Mentor to First Author (First author: A. Roldan-Alzate), 20th Scientific Meeting and ExhibitionInternational Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  21. 2012
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Distinguished ReviewerInternational Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  22. 2012
    Top 4 in Scientific Abstracts, Co-Author and Mentor to first author (First author: A Frydrychowicz)4th German Cardiac Diagnostic Meeting
  23. 2011
    Honorable Mention for Educational Posters, 19th Scientific Meeting and ExhibitionInternational Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  24. 2011
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Distinguished ReviewerInternational Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  25. 2010
    Radiology Editor's Recognition Award with DistinctionRadiological Society of North America
  26. 2008
    Certificate of Merit for Educational Exhibit, 94th Scientific Assembly & Annual MeetingRadiological Society of North America
  27. 2008
    AUR/Philips Junior Faculty Development Program AwardAssociation of University Radiologists
  28. 2006
    Resident/Fellow Research Award, RSNA Research and Education FoundationRadiological Society of North America
  29. 2004
    Certificate of Merit, Steven M. Pinsky Resident Research Award, 2004 Annual Meeting and Education al SymposiumIllinois Radiological Society
  30. 2002
    Research Trainee Prize, 88th Scientific Assembly & Annual MeetingRadiological Society of North America
  31. 1996
    Harold B Gotaas Award, McCormick School of EngineeringNorthwestern University

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - 2021
    Program ChairSociety for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  2. 2019 - 2020
    Scientific ChairSociety for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  3. 2019 - present
    MemberProgram Committee, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR); Program Committee
  4. 2018
    Review CommitteeStephenson Research Symposium Student Presentation Reivew Committee
  5. 2018 - 2020
    MemberSociety for Advanced Body Imaging (SABI)
  6. 2018 - present
    Associate EditorCardiothoracic Imagin
  7. 2018 - present
    MemberProgram Committee, Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBT/MR)
  8. 2018 - present
    MemberCardiology Research Committee, American College of Radiology (ACR)
  9. 2018 - present
    MemberAppropriateness Criteria Expert Panel on Cardiac Imaging, American College of Radiology (ACR)
  10. 2017 - 2020
    MemberUniversity of Wisconsin
  11. 2017 - 2020
    MemberUniversity of Wisconsin
  12. 2017 - 2020
    MemberUniversity of Wisconsin
  13. 2017 - 2019
    Communications Committee MemberSociety of Magnetic Resonance Angiography (SMRA)
  14. 2017 - 2019
    Associate EditorBMC Medical Imaging Editorial Board
  15. 2017 - 2018
    MemberNorth American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI); Electronic Media & Communications Committee
  16. 2017 - 2018
    MemberNorth American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI); Electronic Media & Communications Committee; Website Subcommittee
  17. 2016 - 2018
    MemberUniversity of Wisconsin
  18. 2016 - 2018
    MemberUniversity of Wisconsin
  19. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Roentgen Ray Society
  20. 2015 - 2020
    MemberUniversity of Wisconsin
  21. 2015 - 2020
    MemberUniversity of Wisconsin
  22. 2015 - 2019
    MemberUniversity of Wisconsin
  23. 2015 - 2017
    MemberUniversity of Wisconsin
  24. 2013 - 2021
    MemberUniversity of Wisconsin
  25. 2013 - 2020
    MemberUniversity of Wisconsin
  26. 2013 - 2020
    MemberUniversity of Wisconsin
  27. 2013 - 2016
    ChairMembership Committee, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR); Membership Committee
  28. 2013 - present
    MemberNorth American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI)
  29. 2013 - present
    MemberNorth American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI); Research and Awards Committee
  30. 2012 - 2018
    MemberMembership Committee, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR); Membership Committee
  31. 2011 - 2018
    MemberAppropriateness Criteria Expert Panel on Vascular, American College of Radiology (ACR)
  32. 2011 - 2013
    MemberYoung Investigator Awards Committee, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  33. 2010 - 2011
    ChairPotomac Center for Medical Education
  34. 2008 - 2020
    MemberUniversity of Wisconsin
  35. 2007 - 2020
    MemberUniversity of Wisconsin
  36. 2007 - 2020
    MemberUniversity of Wisconsin
  37. 2007 - present
    MemberSociety for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  38. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Radiology (ACR)
  39. 2001 - present
    MemberInternational Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  40. 2001 - present
    MemberRadiological Society of North America

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