Francisco Fuentes, M.D.
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
The Theodore & Maureen O’Driscoll-Levy Professor
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Dr. Francisco Fuentes joined The University of Texas at Houston in 1978. He earned his medical degree from The University of Valencia and completed his residency at The Hospital Santa Cruz & San Pablo in Barcelona, Spain, and a fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Fuentes is The Theodore & Maureen O’Driscoll-Levy Professor and is Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and Cardiology Fellowship Program, underscoring his excellence as a clinician and educator.
Dr. Fuentes is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Fuentes is also a recognized health educator in the community, and routinely volunteers at the San Jose Clinic. He received the Herbert L. and Margaret W. DuPont Master Clinical Teaching Award. He was named Texas Super Doctor by Texas Monthly and Top Doctors for Women—Cardiology by H. Texas Magazine, and was presented with a Special Congressional Recognition by Congressman Al Green in Honor of Outstanding Dedication to Healthcare, Education and Community Service. He also was honored by The American Heart Association for Numerous Contributions to the Field of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Hispanic Community. He received the Benjy F. Brooks M.D. Award from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston for outstanding clinical faculty.
His clinical interests are general cardiology, preventive cardiology, echocardiography, and invasive cardiovascular medicine. He conducts one of the largest and most comprehensive courses in preventive cardiology in the United States, which has been held annually for over 20 years.
Currently he is investigating how to optimize medical and surgical therapies for patients with coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Fuentes is the author of 70 abstracts, 62 publications and 5 book chapters.