Doctor Stuns With Extraordinary Singing Voice Between Surgeries

A Minnesota doctor may be able to quit his day job.

Doctor Elvis Francois, an orthopedic surgery resident at Mayo Clinic, has been singing since he was a kid, but now he’s sharing his talent with those at work.

In a recent video posted to Francois’ Instagram, the doctor smoothly sings “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone. This particular serenade was posted after a spine trauma case, he said.

The doctor believes “music is medicine.” He started singing in between surgeries at his Rochester clinic last year.

“I grew up singing and I have always been interested in music,” Francois said. “Recently I’ve been posting it to social media more. Singing helps keeping spirits lifted between cases. I usually sing around the operating staff.”

Francois said he usually sings once or twice a week for the staff at work, but has also sang for patients every now and then.

“I’ll pick a song that has some good value and that people can relate to,” he said.

Throughout high school the 32-year-old crooner sang in a Capella groups, which cemented his love for music.

The doctor said he’s surprised at all the attention his voice is getting him.

“It’s been pretty amazing. Most of the responses have been that it’s really unique,” Francois.

Francois hopes to continue to marry music and medicine in the future. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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