Francisco Ward, D.O., DABPMR/PM
Board Certified Physiatrist with Subspecialty Certification in Pain Medicine
Dr. Francisco Ward is the Medical Director and Founder of Seton Pain & Rehabilitation Center.
As a lifelong resident of Maryland, Dr. Ward graduated from Cardinal Gibbons High School in 1982 and then went on to graduate from The University of Maryland. Dr. Ward studied medicine at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (Midwesten University), where he graduated in 1992. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1993. His residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was completed at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Sinai Hospital in 1996.
Francisco Ward, D.O. has been serving as Chief of the Division of Occupational Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine at St. Agnes Hospital since 1999 and also has admitting privileges at Howard County General Hospital for physiatry, pain management and rehabilitation.
He is the medical advisor for Key Risk, Baltimore City’s Worker's Compensation Claims Management. Dr. Ward also performs peer reviews for the Maryland Board of Physicians and provides expert witness testimony for Maryland and Delaware States Attorneys Office.
As a Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.), Dr. Francisco Ward is trained to treat the whole body, by understanding the musculoskeletal system and how it influences the other body systems. D.O.'s can identify and correct structural problems as they are able to use their hands to diagnose illness and injury. Osteopathic Medicine is the most comprehensive musculoskeletal care available in medicine today.
Dr. Ward has extensive experience caring for geriatric patients, suffering from pain as well as injured workers and athletes. Patients who are referred to Seton Pain & Rehabilitation Center often have pain that has not responded to treatment by other physicians.
Dr. Ward enjoys mentoring college and medical students. He is a proud sponsor of Kids Chance, Howard County Chamber of Commerce, many local Baltimore County Schools; such as Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, and Local Food Banks.