- Francisco Kidney & Medical Centre
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
- Farrer Park Hospital Singapore
- Parkway East Hospital Singapore
- Gleneagles Hospital Singapore
- Mount Elizabeth Hospital Singapore
- Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital Singapore
- Physician & Surgeon’s Degree – Autonomous National University of Mexico
- MSc in Immunology – Imperial College London
- PhD in Immunology – Imperial College London
- MRCP (UK) – Royal College of Physicians of London
- Specialty in Nephrology – Singapore Medical Council
Dr Francisco is a nephrologist (renal physician) and transplant immunologist who specialises in treating chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, general nephrology and acid-base and electrolyte metabolic disorders, and is experienced in kidney transplantation, kidney dialysis and renal replacement therapies.
He graduated with honours from the Faculty of Medicine at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1998. He went to the United Kingdom to pursue his postgraduate research studies at the Imperial College London, Department of Immunology, under the mentorship of Prof Sir Robert Lechler. He was awarded a distinction for his Master of Science (Immunology) in 1999 and granted a straight-pass on his PhD thesis, ‘Transplantation Tolerance and Immunoregulation’ in 2005. During his PhD studies, he made a significant contribution to the description of a novel pathway in immunology.
Subsequently, he underwent further medical training at the Royal London Hospital and Barts Hospital, and obtained his Member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom in 2007. He relocated to Singapore in 2008 and continued his specialist training in nephrology at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). He worked as an associate consultant until 2013. From 2013 to 2017, he worked in SGH as a consultant nephrologist with subspecialty in renal transplantation.
He has worked as a visiting consultant for the National Kidney Foundation (Singapore) in 2018; as an interim medical director and nephrologist for Davita Singapore from 2019 to 2020 and again as a visiting consultant for the National Kidney Foundation since 2020 up to now. He is currently practising as a specialist nephrologist at Francisco Kidney & Medical Centre in Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital in Singapore.
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