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Francisco A. Ward, DO


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 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.

Affiliations St. Agnes
  • Fellowship
  • Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine United States Baltimore, MD 1996
  • Internship
  • Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland United States Baltimore, MD 1993
  • Medical School
  • Midwestern Univ., Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine [ None or N/A ] Downers Grove, IL 1992
  • Residency
  • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore United States Baltimore, MD 1996
  • Undergraduate
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County United States Catonsville, MD 1987


  • 12/14/2022
    Rating: 5

    Dr. Ward was very thorough and explained everything well. His commitment to patient understanding is very much appreciated.

  • 11/17/2022
    Rating: 5

    Great, and knowledgeable Doctor. Great staff, who knows their job. Great reception area.

  • 11/04/2022
    Rating: 5

    I was fortunate to have seen Dr Francisco Ward. He is a kind and compassionate professional. The care and recommendations he provided helped move me in the right direction in my recuperation from a total knee replacement. I look forward to seeing him again on our follow-up visit. Thank you.

  • 10/04/2022
    Rating: 5

    I was seen promptly. Dr. Ward has always addressed my concerns and questions in a professional manner. He explains to me what causes my pain and gives recommendations to help treat My pain both with medication and other treatments like heat and diet changes to decrease inflammation for my [...] and [...] I appreciate his knowledge and patience