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Francis Blais, DO

Francis Blais
Associate Director, Rural and Underserved Programs
MEB1-446, Dublin Campus
Rural and Underserved Programs


  • Doctor of Osteopathy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1975
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, 1978
  • Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York, 1980
  • Masters in Health Professions Education (MHPE), University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2001 (Course work completed, thesis incomplete)


  • Infectious disease, especially HIV
  • Undergraduate and graduate medical education in internal medicine
  • Poverty
  • Free clinics


  • Board certified
  • Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
  • American Board of Osteopathic Internal Medicine

Summary of Work: I completed my fellowship in infectious diseases in 1980, with subsequent faculty positions as a professor of medicine at three Osteopathic schools, including OUHCOM, consulting in my subspecialty and managing a cohort of HIV infected patients.  I also directed the internal medicine residency for 20 years at TCOM and five years at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. I ended my clinical career practicing ambulatory internal medicine in rural Ohio for three years and then assumed the role of Associate Director of the RUSP program on the Dublin campus in 2014. Additionally, I am currently the president of the board of directors at Physicians Care Connection (PCC) and still see patients in the clinic.