Francke chosen as October Fellow of the Month


Dr. David Francke has been selected as the October  Resident/Fellow of the Month, Dr. Paulette Wehner, vice dean for graduate medical education at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, announced.

Francke is in his third and final year as a cardiology fellow after first completing three years as an internal medicine resident.

“Dr. Francke’s nomination confirms those physician attributes you would like to be at your side in a medical emergency. He has the highest standards of clinical skill and professionalism, yet he integrates a humanistic approach in patient care,” Wehner said. “That’s what we strive to teach our trainees – that the humanist side of medicine is a vital part of medicine and the treatment and healing process.”

In her nomination, a patient’s daughter indicated that Francke is very professional when working with patients and that he went above and beyond the call to confirm her father (the patient) was well taken care of and all his questions answered.

Francke, a native of Charleston, recently won the West Virginia State American College of Cardiology (ACC) poster competition.  He completed an internal medicine residency at Marshall, where he had obtained his medical degree in 2010.  Prior to medical school, Francke graduated from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he majored in history with minors in biology and chemistry.

As part of his recognition as the October Resident/Fellow of the Month, Francke will receive items including a certificate of recognition and a designated parking spot.