Specializing in genetic diseases of the eye, Peter Francis MD has held several clinical leadership and research positions over the course of his distinguished career. Presently, he heads Pacific Ophthalmology Consulting and serves as the Chief Medical Officer of RetroSense Therapeutics, LLC. As the founder and President of Pacific Ophthalmology Consulting, Peter Francis MD advises an array of clients, including pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotechnology companies, and venture capitalists on new drugs and other medical investments. Similarly, in his position at RetroSense Therapeutics, Dr. Francis works to procure funding for critical new research and fulfills an array of administrative duties. Before joining these organizations, Dr. Peter Francis spent three years as the Director of the Translational Clinical Trials Center at the Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon. There, he oversaw the development of cutting-edge eye disease treatments. During Dr. Francis' tenure, the center performed human clinical trials and developed new gene and stem cell therapies for individuals suffering from age-related macular degeneration, among other conditions. Previously, he also served as a Senior Lecturer and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at St Thomas' Hospital in London. Throughout his career, Peter Francis MD has performed many clinical trials and submitted dozens of articles for publication. Between 1992 and 2012, more than 75 of his articles appeared in such scholarly journals as the American Journal of Human Genetics and Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. Most recently, he completed research on age-related macular degeneration, central retinal vascular occlusion, and acute macular outer retinopathy. In addition, he has previously served as Editor of Ophthalmology International. Dr. Francis possesses the United Kingdom’s equivalent of an M.D. as well as a Ph.D. in ophthalmology and genetics from University College in London.
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