Mark Francis, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area. Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Francis was the psychologist at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. He created the Abramson Cancer Center’s Psychology Externship Program in order to expand the counseling services available to patients and family members.
Dr. Francis was formerly a postdoctoral fellow at Pennsylvania Hospital where he was liaison to the Joan Karnell Cancer Center as well as creator and coordinator of the Behavioral Cardiology Program. Dr. Francis successfully secured substantial funding for Pennsylvania Hospital’s Behavioral Cardiology Program to ensure that indigent clients would have access to counseling services. He has years of experience with psychiatric illness in various settings, including psychiatric emergency rooms and inpatient psychiatric units.