Professor of Medicine
Director, Healthy Heart Program Prevention Clinic, St. Paul’s Hospital
University of Alberta, 1992, Endocrinology Fellowship
University of Washington, 1996, Research Fellowship
Clinical Interests
Research Interests

See Dr. Francis’ publications here.
1: Sadananda SN, Foo JN, Toh MT, Cermakova L, Trigueros-Motos L, Chan T, Liany H, Collins JA, Gerami S, Singaraja RR, Hayden MR, Francis GA, Frohlich J, Khor CC, Brunham LR. Targeted next-generation sequencing to diagnose disorders of HDL cholesterol. J Lipid Res. 2015 Oct;56(10):1993-2001.

2: Walley KR, Francis GA, Opal SM, Stein EA, Russell JA, Boyd JH. The Central Role of PCSK9 in Septic Pathogen Lipid Transport and Clearance. Am J Respir Crit  Care Med. 2015 Aug 7.

3: Dubland JA, Francis GA. Lysosomal acid lipase: at the crossroads of normal and atherogenic cholesterol metabolism. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2015 Feb 2;3:3.

4: Francis GA, Allahverdian S, Cheroudi AC, Abraham T, McManus BM. Response to letter regarding article, “contribution of intimal smooth muscle cells to cholesterol accumulation and macrophage-like cells in human atherosclerosis”. Circulation. 2015 Jan 20;131(3):e25.

5: Anderson TJ, Grégoire J, Hegele RA, Couture P, Mancini GB, McPherson R, Francis GA, Poirier P, Lau DC, Grover S, Genest J Jr, Carpentier AC, Dufour R, Gupta M, Ward R, Leiter LA, Lonn E, Ng DS, Pearson GJ, Yates GM, Stone JA, Ur E.  Are the ACC/AHA guidelines on the treatment of blood cholesterol a game changer?  A perspective from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Dyslipidemia Panel. Can J  Cardiol. 2014 Apr;30(4):377-80.

6: Allahverdian S, Chehroudi AC, McManus BM, Abraham T, Francis GA. Contribution of intimal smooth muscle cells to cholesterol accumulation and macrophage-like cells in human atherosclerosis. Circulation. 2014 Apr 15;129(15):1551-9.

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