Shriners Hospitals for Children Names New Chief Medical Officer

Frances A. Farley, M.D.

We are pleased to introduce our new chief medical officer, Frances A. Farley, M.D. Dr. Farley earned her undergraduate degree from Duke University, where she majored in history and zoology. She received her medical degree from Weill Cornell University Medical College in New York City, and she completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Michigan and a pediatric orthopaedic surgery fellowship at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

After completing her education, Dr. Farley returned to Michigan, where she practiced pediatric orthopaedics at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital for 26 years. For 18 of those years, she served as chief of the pediatric orthopaedic surgery service. During her time as chief, the service consistently earned recognition as a top hospital in orthopaedics in the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings. In addition, she is the author of more than 200 published works.

“Dr. Farley has an impressive background in pediatric orthopaedics, as well as a strong academic record. These qualities will enhance Shriners Hospitals’ ability to provide the highest-quality, innovative care to our patients, which is always our first priority, as well as positively impact our standing in the academic community,” said Jerry G. Gantt, chairman of the board of trustees of Shriners Hospitals for Children.

“We look forward to Dr. Farley’s leadership, guidance and perspective as we prepare for our second hundred years of service to the world’s children.”

For her part, Dr. Farley looks forward to strengthening and furthering the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children.

“I am truly honored and challenged by this role, as we continue to strive for excellence,” said Dr. Farley. “It is a privilege to be part of an organization where everyone is so focused on the mission of improving the lives of children and families.”