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Dr. Lorenzo Di Francesco

Dr. Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

Dr. Lorenzo Di Francesco graduated from the University of California Los Angeles with a BS in Microbiology and Kinesiology in 1989. He attended Emory University School of Medicine finishing in 1993 and remained at Emory for his Internal Medicine residency from 1993 to 1996. He joined the Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics as an academic faculty member in 1997. He served as an Associate Program Director from 2001-2010 and the Program Director for the J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency program from 2010-2016. He is currently a Professor of Medicine and serves as an Associate Vice Chair for Education as well as holds an Associate Chief of Medicine position at Grady Memorial Hospital for the Department of Medicine.


  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Internal Medicine


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Emory University School of Medicine

Honors & Awards

Juha P. Kokko Teaching Award (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2016)

Golden Apple Teaching Award (1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2016)

Best Inpatient Attending Award (2009, 2011)

Annette Bernard Outpatient Teaching Award (1999, 2001)

Society of Hospital Medicine National Teaching Award in 2003


Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, Michael Pistoria, DO, Andrew Auerback, MD, MPH, Robert Nardino, MD, Eric S. Holmboe, MD. Internal Medicine Training in the Inpatient Setting. A Review of Published Educational Interventions. J Gen Intern Med. 2005;20:1173-1180.

Eric S. Holmboe, MD, Judith Bowen, MD, Michael Green, MD, MSc, Jessica Gregg, PhD, MD, Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, Eileen Reynolds, MD, Patrick Alguire, MD, David Battinelli, MD, Catherine Lucy, MD, Daniel Duffy, MD. Reforming Internal Medicine Residency Training. A Report from the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Task Force for Residency Reform. J Gen Intern Med 2005;20:1165-1172.

Gregory B. Seymann. Lorenzo Di Francesco, Bradley Sharpe, Jeffrey Rohde, Peter Fedullo, Aaron Schneir, Christopher Fee, Kevin M, Pedram Fatehi, Thuy-Tien Dam. The HCAP gap: differences between self-reported practice patterns and published guidelines for health care-associated pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Dec 15;49(12):1875-7.

Andrew P. DeFilippis, MD MSc, Ildefonso Tellez, MD, MPH, Neil Winawer, MD, FHM, Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, Kimberly Manning, MD, Sunil Kripalani, MD, MSc, FHM. On-site Night Float by Attending Physicians: A Model to Improve Resident Education and Patient Care. J of Grad Educ. 2010;2:57-61.

Jennifer P. King, MPH, Terry C. Davis, PhD, Stacy Cooper Bailey, MPH, Kara L. Jacobson, MPH, Laurie A Hedlund, BA, Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, Ruth Parker, MD, Michael S. Wolf, PhD, MPH. Developing Consumer-Centered, Nonprescription Drug Labeling: A Study in Acetaminophen. Am J Prev Med. 2011;40(6):593-598.

Michael S. Wolf, PhD MPH, Jennifer King, MPH1, Kara Jacobson, MPH, Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, Stacy Cooper Bailey, MPH, Rebecca Mullen, BA,Danielle McCarthy, MD, Marina Serper, MD, Terry C. Davis, PhD, Ruth M. Parker, MD. Risk of Unintentional Overdose with Non-Prescription Acetaminophen Products. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;12: 1587-93.

Miriam Fischer MD, Robin R. Hemphill MD, Eva Rimler MD, Stephanie Marshall MD, Erica Brownfield MD, Philip Shayne MD, Lorenzo Di Francesco MD, and Sally A. Santen MD. Patient Communication During Handovers Between Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine Residents. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2012;4:533-537

Danielle McCarthy MD, MS, Kenzie Cameron PhD, MPH, Jennifer P. King MPH, Rebecca Mullen BS, Stacy Cooper Bailey PhD, MPH, Kara Jacobson, MPH, Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, Terry Davis PhD, Ruth Parker, MD, Mike S. Wolf PhD, MPH. Patient Recall of Health Care Provider Counseling for Opioid-Acetaminophen Prescriptions. Pain Medicine. 2014; Article first published online: July 7, 2014