Francis Blais, DO

Tell us about yourself 

A significant component of my career in infectious diseases was the AIDS epidemic. Have spent the best 39 years of my life with my wife, Rosemarie (Roe). We have two children, Erica and Josh and two grandchildren, Josh and Sawyer. 

What is your educational background?

1971 ‑ 1975:  D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 

Tell us about your career path

2012- present: Coordinator, Scholarly Activities,Grandview Medical Center, Dayton, OH

2014 – present: Co-Director, Primary Care Rural/Urban Underserved Scholars Program, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

How did you come to be at the clinic?

Isi (Ikharebha)“sucked me in” to the PCC when I was directing the internal medicine residency at Doctors Hospital and the residents were seeing PCC patients in the IM residency clinic. Much has changed since I first participated at the board level, but two of the constants have been Katie (Clark) and Isi; I consider them both wonderful role models.