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Francisco Martinez-Mesa, M.D., Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist/ Clinical Neuropsychologist, FL PY#7713
Francisco Martinez-Mesa, M.D., Psy.D., is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist and fully bilingual in English and Spanish, specializing in neuropsychological treatment and assessment. He has over 15 years of clinical experience in psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for legal concerns, including immigration and personal injury cases, as well as providing expert testimony. Dr. Martinez-Mesa also helps people return to leading full lives after the emotional toll of facing the physical effects of chronic diseases using hypnosis, meditation/mindfulness,and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). He combines his knowledge of medicine and psychology to treat anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and stress resulting from chronic diseases (e.g. diabetes, autoimmune, cancer, and cardiovascular disease like hypertension, heart attacks, and stroke), chronic pain (e.g. fibromyalgia, neuropathy, headache/migraine, rheumatoid arthritis, sport injury, and restless leg syndrome), and chronic fatigue.
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Martinez-Mesa supervises clinical psychology interns, residents, and students at the Neurobehavioral Institute of Miami, where he completed his pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral residency. During his career, he has been affiliated with the Department of Behavioral Medicine at the University of Miami and serves as Assistant Director of Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Employee Assistance Program. Additionally, he served as Assistant Professor, and later Director of the Undergraduate Psychology Program at Carlos Albizu University. Dr. Martinez-Mesa also has the distinction of being a founding professor in the Department of Psychiatry of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University where he currently serves as a clinical professor. His research interests center around the areas of medical psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, neuropsychological testing and instrumentation, and hypnosis.