Francesca Varallo Sims, Psy.D.

Director of Education and Training

Francesca Varallo Sims, Psy.D. Biography and Information

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Francesca Varallo Sims, Psy.D. graduated from Medaille College in Buffalo, N.Y. with her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Varallo Sims has trained in acute and outpatient neurorehabilitation settings that specialized in the provision of neuropsychological assessment. She completed her doctoral internship at Central New York Psychiatric Center, which focused on Forensic Psychology in maximum-security correctional settings. Dr. Varallo Sims completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology at UF Health Jacksonville, in affiliation with the University of Florida College of Medicine. There, she provided consultation and liaison psychological services within a Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center. Populations served included patients of all ages with traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, and other critical illnesses. In addition to her role at Baptist and Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Dr. Varallo Sims serves on the examining committee for the Fourth and Seventh Judicial Circuit Courts of Florida. She is also a professor of psychology, on adjunct faculty in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at FSCJ.