Dana Francis


Social worker
Guitar player and bicycle enthusiast

  • (415) 476-4170
  • (415) 476-4170

Dana Francis is a social worker who specializes in working with adults who have bleeding disorders as well as their partners and other family members. He provides resources and counseling. His particular mission has been to address men's emotional isolation, and he has created forums and ongoing groups that allow men to gather and share strategies for coping with the challenges of living with a bleeding disorder. He also works with children who have bleeding disorders.

Francis earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Westfield State University. He earned a master's degree in social work at the University of Washington.

For 12 years, before joining UCSF in 2000, Francis was a health educator with the Hemophilia Council of California.

Francis has served on the social work working group of the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF), has written articles for the NHF publication HemAware, and is a regular contributor to Infusions, the newsletter of the Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California. He received the NHF Jill Solomon Social Worker of the Year Award in 1996.

  • Education

    Westfield State University, MSW

    Westfield State University, BA

My mission is to help my patients connect with their full humanity.

Clinics I work with

Hemophilia Treatment Center

400 Parnassus Ave., 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Please check with your health insurance plan regarding coverage for this type of care. Not all providers at UCSF are covered by every insurance plan.