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Maria Francis, DO

Maria Francis, D.O.


Staff Physician, Hinsdale Orthopaedics


Dr. Maria Francis has long been attracted to puzzling through the pathology and diverse symptoms of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. This fascination led to a career in rheumatology in which she provides consultative services for more than 100 complex ailments such as arthritis, osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases, and musculoskeletal conditions. She strives to increase the understanding of a diagnosis, which enables patients to participate more fully in their recovery, while employing therapeutic techniques to help patients feel well and function at their personal best.

Dr. Francis joined Hinsdale Orthopaedics in 2014 and continues to instruct residents and physician assistants at Midwestern University and Rush University, respectively. She assisted in establishing a successful rheumatology program in an underserved area of Illinois through a fellowship program with the Illinois Department of Public Health. Dr. Francis’ mission is to bring advances in therapy, accurate diagnosis, and prevention of autoimmune conditions to her patients.


  • Fellowship, Rheumatology, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL
  • Residency, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL
  • Internship, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL
  • D.O., Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, IL

Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Areas of Specialty

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Botox for Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Discoid LupusGouty Arthritis
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Lichen Planus
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis & Dermatomyositis
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Temporal Arteritis

Current & Previous Appointments

  • Staff Physician, Hinsdale Orthopaedics

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Adventist Hinsdale Hospital
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Presence St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Silver Cross Hospital

Community Involvement

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Rheumatology
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • The Arthritis Foundation
  • Chicago Rheumatologic Society

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