Francoise Adan, MD

Francoise Adan, MD, ABIHM

Françoise Adan MD, ABIHM, is  Director of the University Hospitals (UH) Connor Whole Health based in Cleveland, Ohio.

UH serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 18 hospitals, more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities, and 200 physician offices in 16 counties throughout northern Ohio. The system’s flagship academic medical center, UH Cleveland Medical Center, is affiliated with the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine. The main campus also includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, UH MacDonald Women's Hospital and UH Seidman Cancer Center.

Dr. Adan is the Endowed Connor Chair of Integrative Medicine at UH, and the recipient of the Christopher M. & Sara H. Connor Master Clinician in Integrative Health award. Under her skilled leadership, Dr. Adan is successfully directing a system-wide initiative where state-of-the-art medical care is blended with innovative, evidence-based therapies and services, to bring optimal health to all patients in mind, body and spirit. 

With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Adan encourages clients and patients to understand the critical connection between the mind, body and spirit. In her early years of medical practice, she recognized the limitations of traditional medicine and embraced the benefits of a more integrative approach. Trained in psychiatry and board-certified in holistic and integrative medicine, Dr. Adan specializes in three areas:  stress management, work/life balance and the mind/body/spirit connection. Dr. Adan is a frequent speaker on the importance of utilizing integrative medicine to maintain optimal health. 

Dr. Adan earned her medical degree from Université libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, followed by three years of working in the field of family medicine. She immigrated to the United States in 1987 and completed a residency in psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic in 1996. She became board-certified in psychiatry in 1997.

In addition to her work with University Hospitals, Dr. Adan serves as Vice Chair of the Academic Consortium of Integrative Medicine and Health; Advisory Board member of the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences at the University of California, Irvine; Advisory Board member of the Gathering Place; Assistant Professor at the CWRU School of Medicine; board member of the Cleveland International Film Festival; and a volunteer at College Now. Dr. Adan was named one of Crain’s Cleveland Business 2019 Women of Note, honoring her inspiration, dedication and achievements.

“I inspire and empower individuals, organizations and colleagues to embrace and transform into their definition of wellness.”
Dr. Françoise Adan

Education & Training

Medical / Professional School(s) – 1987, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Faculte de Medecine
Residency – 1996, Psychiatry – Cleveland Clinic


Anxiety Disorders, Integrative Psychiatry, Pharmacotherapy & Psychotherapy, Mood Disorders