Lymphedema Certification and Online Education

Kathleen Francis, MD

Dr. Kathleen Francis
Dr. Kathleen Francis is the Medical Director and a Course Instructor for Klose Training & Consulting, LLC in Lafayette, Colorado. She graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ in 1989.

Dr. Francis retired from Lymphedema Physician Services, her private practice specializing in lymphedema, in September, 2018, but beginning in January, 2019, she will serve as the Lymphedema Specialist in the Center for Breast Health and Disease Management at the St. Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center. There, she will see patients with, or at risk for, breast cancer-related lymphedema.

Dr. Francis’ past clinical positions include Director of Outreach Services, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, 1996–2004; Clinical Director, Kessler-Lerner Lymphedema Services, 1997–2004; Clinical Director, ALS Clinic Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, 1994–2004; Clinical Director, Lymphedema Treatment Center, St. Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center, 2004 – 2008.

Dr. Francis is a member of the St. Barnabas Breast Program Leadership Committee and the Cancer Committee. Until 2016, she was a member of the Medical Advisory Committee of the National Lymphedema Network.

Dr. Francis draws from many years’ experience treating patients with lymphedema. Among her numerous awards and honors, she was selected for “Best Doctors of New York”, New York magazine, “New Jersey’s Best Doctors” NJ Monthly magazine, Castle Connolly New York Metro Area Top Doctors, Inside New Jersey magazine Top Doctors, and Best Doctors in America database. She was named by U.S. News & World Report as among the top 1% of physicians in her specialty.

Dr. Francis has lectured extensively in numerous clinical and academic settings across the nation, including at hospitals, patient seminars, webinars, and numerous medical conferences including the biennial National Lymphedema Network conferences.

Dr. Francis is a member of the International Society of Lymphology, the American Lymphedema Framework Project, the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and the American Medical Association. She is also a Fellow with the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

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Klose Training & Consulting, LLC
307 S. Public Road,
Lafayette, CO 80026

Phone: 303-245-0333
Fax: 303-245-0334

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