Dr. Francis Hammond Cole MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Francis Cole is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Memphis, Tennessee. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Methodist Healthcare Memphis Hospitals. He received his medical degree from University of Tennessee College of Medicine and has been in practice for 46 years. He is one of 6 doctors at Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center and one of 4 at Methodist Healthcare Memphis Hospitals who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Methodist Healthcare Memphis Hospitals
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Regional Medical Center at Memphis

The University of Tennessee Medical Center
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital

Education & Medical Training

University of Tennessee
Residency, General Surgery, 1971 - 1975

University of Tennessee
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1975 - 1977

University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center
Internship, Transitional Year, 1968 - 1969

University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Class of 1968

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Sports Medicine

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Diagnosis of Lung Cancer: A Bronchoscopist's Perspective.
Griffin, J. P., Zaman, M. K., Niell, H. B., Tolley, E. A., Cole, F. H., Weiman, D. S.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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