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Shani Francis

Shani Francis, MD, MBA

Manteca, CA

Shani Francis, MD, MBA

Shani Francis, MD, MBA is a board certified dermatologist with personal interests in skin cancer, hair loss, health care disparities, holistic dermatology, and health delivery systems. Dr. Francis holds appointments on the American Academy of Dermatology National Performance Measurement Committee and Advisory Board. She currently volunteers with the Skin Cancer Foundation and loves being an integral part of the Destination Healthy Skin tour. Her diverse background spans biochemical engineering, nanotechnology, healthcare quality and patient safety, product development, medical cannabis, and NASA research. Dr. Francis is a graduate of Wake Forest Medical School, earned an MBA from Auburn University and completed internship and residency at The University of Chicago Hospitals, where she served as chief resident. She regularly interacts with media to create practical, informative education about dermatologic diseases that have significant impact on quality of life. She occasionally discusses important hair and skin health topics on Doctors Radio, and has been quoted in many publications including: The NY Times, Good Housekeeping, Health,, Costco Connections, WebMD, and US News and World Report. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, painting, traveling, and spending quality family time with her husband and children as they explore the world and celebrate life.  


  • Wake Forest Medical School – M.D.
  • Auburn University
  • University of Chicago