Our team is committed and passionate about wellness and community.
Founder and Program Director
Dr. Francis is a hematologist and medical oncologist at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. Dr. Francis is board-certified in hematology and medical oncology and a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, and the Society of Integrative Oncology. Dr. Francis is a lifelong Pittsburgher and lives with her husband, Dr. Elie Francis, and their three boys (Oliver, Julian, and Alexander) in Shadyside.
Senior Professional Collaborative Nurse/Clinical Liaison
Fallon has been practicing as a collaborative practice nurse for Dr. Lanie Francis since 2013. She has 10 years of nursing experience, all of which have been centered on the care of oncology patients. Fallon is an active member in the oncology community she is one of our nurse ambassadors a member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as well as The Oncology Nursing Society. She is otherwise known as “the happiness bully” due to her unwavering dedication to gratitude, fun, and connecting people.
Nicole serves as the concierge for the Wellness Suite, assists in administrative functions, and schedules all appointments. Nicole has gained administrative experience over the past four years working at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. At the front lines of all things in the Wellness Suite, her beauty and light greet and guide our patients on their integrative journey.
Nurse Ambassador Clinical Liaison
Kayla has been an oncology nurse for the past 5 years. She currently serves as the Nurse Ambassador Clinical Liaison for the Wellness and Integrative Oncology Program. She works to support and expand the Nurse Ambassador Program in addition to caring for patients within the Integrative Oncology consult service. Her passion for connecting patients with integrative cancer has made her the perfect clinical arm to the program.
Danielle oversees all operational functions for the program including education, program, events, the consult service, and the Wellness Suite. Her background in operations and higher education has prepared her to be the “general” of our team, always leading with a strong voice and big smile.
All of our experts are fully licensed, credentialed, and vetted by UPMC's rigorous standards. The following providers perform integrative services to our patients in the Wellness Suite: