Stephen E. Francis, PhD Expert Witness
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General Specialties: Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology

Specialty Focus: IME, Neuropsychology, Toxic Torts, Fitness for Duty, Long Term Insurance Disability, Trauma, PTSD, Psychometric Testing, Neurocognitive Defects, Malingering, Competency, Mild TBI, Motor Vehicle Accident, Traumatic Brain Injury, Personal Injury, Mood Disorders, Chronic Pain.

Education: PDC Neuropsychology, Fielding Graduate University; PhD Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies; MA Psychology, University of the Pacific; BA Psychology, University of Oregon

Years in Practice: 17

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 20+


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Dr. Francis is a Forensic Neuropsychologist based in California who conducts med-legal examinations throughout the state. Dr. Francis renders expert witness testimony nationwide. He has performed over 1,700 evaluations including over 300 AME/QME evaluations and over 1000 psychological evaluations including for spine surgeries, implantable technologies, and difficult to treat chronic pain, in addition to IMEs for civil cases and disability insurance. Dr. Francis is skilled in evaluating unexplained medical symptoms, and neuropsychological evaluations for mild traumatic brain injuries, heavy metal and pesticide exposure, and neurodegenerative conditions and has provided expert opinions regarding brain damage from a variety of personal and industrial injuries. Dr. Francis is the former Chief of Neuropsychology at Kentfield Rehabilitation Hospital, a former President of the Biofeedback Society of CA, and a previous Clinical Instructor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He continues to maintain a clinical private practice treating. Dr. Francis has also provided consultation on curriculum development and business practices to multidisciplinary pain programs. Dr. Francis' recent lectures include The Neuropsychological Effects of Heavy Metal and Pesticide Exposure; The Use of Symptom and Performance Validity Tests in Forensic Neuropsychological Evaluations; and Estimating Pre-morbid Functioning. Dr. Francis holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and completed a two-year post-doctoral training in Neuropsychology from the Fielding Graduate University. In addition, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology at Laguna Honda Hospital. Dr. Francis is in the application process for board certification in Neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional of Neuropsychology