Elie Michael Francis, M.D.

Courtesy Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences

Assistant Chief, Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service


  • M.D., University of Florida College of Medicine 1985
  • B.S., University of Florida, 1981

Honors and Awards

  • Examiner American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 1997
  • Chief Resident Dept of Psychiatry, USF College of Medicine 1988-1989

Patient Care Services

  • James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Alcohol and drug abuse treatment program

Select Publications

  • Francis, E., Marchand, W., Hart, M., Carter, A., Schinka, J., Feldman, A., Ordorica, P. (2000) Utilization and outcome in an Overnight Psychiatric Observation Program at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Psychiatric Services 51(1):92-95
  • Town, T., Abdullah,L., Crawford, F., Schinka, J., Ordorica,P., Francis, E., Hughes,P., Duara.R., Mullan,M. Association of a functional m-opioid receptor allele (+118A) with alcohol dependency. In press, 1999. American Journal of Medical Genetics: Neuropsychiatric Genetics.
  • Francis,E., Hughes,P., Schinka,J. (1999) Improving cost effectiveness in a substance abuse treatment program. Psychiatric Services 50(5):633-635.