Don F. De Francisco, M.D., Ph.D.

Don F. De Francisco, M.D., Ph.D.

Don F. De Francisco, M.D., Ph.D.


Pharmacology Research Institute
Medical Director


Academic Qualifications

Ph.D.

Resident

Internship

M.D.
1984

1974

1971

1970

Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute

University of California, Irvine

Highland General Hospital, CA

University of California, Irvine

Board Certification

Psychiatry & Neurology

Date

1976

University Affiliation

Associate Clinical 
Professor

Date

1974-
2007

Institution/State

University of California, Irvine

Brief Summary of Relevant Clinical Research Experience

A member of the PRI team since 1975, Dr. DeFrancisco is experienced in the clinical evaluation of both the safety and efficacy of (usually) new chemical entities. The clinical investigations have been predominantly (although not exclusively) psychopharmacological studies. Board certification in both adult and geriatric psychiatry. Experienced in the conduct of all phases [I-IV] of clinical research, encompassing more than 700 studies involving patients suffering from a wide array of illnesses. Recognized expertise in both anxiety and sleep disorders, as well as dream analysis.