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Wayne J. Franklin, MD

Wayne J. Franklin, MD, FACC

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Co-Director, Center for Heart Care; Division Chief, Cardiology; Associate Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program; and Robinson Family Endowed Chair, Center for Heart Care

Wayne J. Franklin, MD, FACC

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Co-Director, Center for Heart Care; Division Chief, Cardiology; Associate Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program; and Robinson Family Endowed Chair, Center for Heart Care

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Areas of Expertise

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Locations

Phoenix Children's Cardiology

1919 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016-7710
United States

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Phoenix Children's Cardiology (Gilbert)

1501 N Gilbert Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85234-2394
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Phoenix Children's Medical Group - Cardiology (MOB)

3370 S Mercy Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85297-0417
United States

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Phoenix Children's Cardiology (Scottsdale)

10250 N 92nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85258-4519
United States

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About Wayne J. Franklin, MD, FACC

Dr. Franklin is currently Co-Director, Center for Heart Care; Division Chief, Cardiology; Associate Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program; and Robinson Family Endowed Chair, Center for Heart Care. He has been appointed to several medical advisory boards in congenital heart disease, including the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA), the Alliance for Adult Research in Congenital Cardiology (AARCC) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

Dr. Franklin is a graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and UCLA School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at Duke University. He then completed two simultaneous fellowships in adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology at St. Luke's/Texas Heart Institute and at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)/Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) in Houston.

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Dr. Franklin is currently Co-Director, Center for Heart Care; Division Chief, Cardiology; Associate Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program; and Robinson Family Endowed Chair, Center for Heart Care. He has been appointed to several medical advisory boards in congenital heart disease, including the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA), the Alliance for Adult Research in Congenital Cardiology (AARCC) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

Dr. Franklin is a graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and UCLA School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at Duke University. He then completed two simultaneous fellowships in adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology at St. Luke's/Texas Heart Institute and at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)/Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) in Houston.

In 2004, Dr. Franklin founded the Texas Adult Congenital Heart Program, where he served as Director from 2004 to 2018. In 2013, he was appointed Chief of Cardiology at the TCH Pavilion for Women, where he directed the clinical and administrative cardiovascular service lines. He was elected as a member of the BCM Faculty Senate in 2015. In September 2017, he was selected as Head of the Department of Adult Medicine at Texas Children's Hospital and Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Operations in the Department of Pediatrics. He is also the recipient of two prestigious Fulbright and Jaworski Awards of BCM Faculty Excellence, one in Teaching and one in Educational Leadership.

Currently, Dr. Franklin is a professor in several departments at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, including Medicine, Child Health, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. From an academic perspective, he is involved with several research projects on adults with congenital heart disease, specifically in patients with single ventricle-Fontan physiology, neurocognitive outcomes, pulmonary hypertension, cardiac disease in pregnancy and, most recently, transition medicine.

Dr. Franklin has been an invited lecturer across North America, Europe, South America and South Asia. He remains a full-time husband, a lifetime father and a part-time golfer.

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