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Andrew Francis, MD, Ophthalmology, Addison, IL, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital


Ophthalmology Addison, IL

Retinal Disease, Uveitis, Ocular Oncology

Board Certified Ophthalmologist & Vitreoretinal Surgeon

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  • I am a board certified ophthalmologist whos specializes in treating medical and surgical disease of the retina and vitreous. My practice offers comprehensive retina eye care including a full list of diagnostic testing, medical treatments including retinal injections, laser treatments, and retina surgery.

Skills & Expertise

  • Diabetic retinopathy, Uveitis, Vitreous conditions, Vitreous detachment, Intravitreal injection, Sickle-cell retinopathy, Retinal tumors, Macular degeneration, Age-related macular hole, Macular dystrophies, Retinal detachment, Posterior vitreous detachment, Laser photocoagulation, Vitreous hemorrhage, Central retinal vein occlusion, Macular pucker, Vitreoretinal disease, Geographic atrophy, Floaters, Retinal tears, Branch retinal vein occlusion, Retinal imaging, Central serous chorioretinopathy

Education & Training

  • UCSF
    UCSFFellowship, Ophthalmology, 2016 - 2018
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at ChicagoResidency, Ophthalmology, 2013 - 2016
  • Caritas Carney HospitalInternship, Transitional Year, 2012 - 2013
  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Boston University School of MedicineClass of 2012
  • University of California at BerkeleyB.A., English, 2003 - 2005

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2018 - 2023
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2016 - 2023
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Northshore Now: Defining Excellence Northshore University HealthSystem, 2020
  • Beem Fisher Resident Research Award, "Thickness mapping of retinal layers in Ins2 (Akita) diabetic mice" Chicago Ophthalmological Society, 2016
  • Rabb-Venable Research in Ophthalmology Award, "Retinal layer thickness in the Akita (Ins2Akita) diabetic mouse" National Medical Association, 2015

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Management of Intraocular Foreign Bodies of the Posterior Segment: Treatment Strategies to Maximize Anatomical and Functional Outcomes  
    Francis AW, Mieler WF, Retinal Physician, 1/1/2016
  • Feasibility of level-set analysis of enface OCT retinal images in DR  
    Mohammad F, Ansari R, Wanek J, Francis AW, Shahidi M, Biomed. Opt. Express., 1/1/2015
  • Gold Nanorods as a Contrast Agent for Doppler OCT  
    Wang B, Kagemann L, Schuman JS, Ishikawa H, Bilonick RA, Ling Y, Sigal IA, Nadler Z, Francis AW, Sandrian MG, Wollstein G, PLoS One, 1/1/2014

Books/Book Chapters


  • Familial Exudative Retinopathy: A Single Center Case Series
    Pleet A, Francis AW, Chau F, ARVO, 1/1/2016
  • Thickness Mapping of Retinal Layers in Ins2(Akita) Diabetic and Wild Type Mice by SD-OCT
    Francis AW, Wanek J, Shahidi M, ARVO, 1/1/2015
  • Comparison of PRP vs. PRP plus Bevacizumab for High Risk Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy with Diabetic Macular Edema
    Chen S, Francis AW, Hunt S, Lim JI, ARVO, 1/1/2015
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  • Editorial Board Member, AAO Young Ophthalmologists (YO) Info Editorial Board 2020 - Present

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations