DepartmentsPulmonary MedicineTransplant CenterSpecialty GroupsLung Transplant ProgramLocationJacksonville, FloridaLanguagesEnglishSpanishExisting patientsSend a secure message via patient portal Video Player Dialog Box Close Video My name is Francisco Alvarez, I'm a physician in the lung transplant service at Mayo Clinic. My role in the lung transplants service is to evaluate patients with advanced lung disease that will require a lung transplant. I think one of the magic things about medicine is the human interaction with great people that you just don't know them well enough if you are just a Dr. I think I would like to become a friend and I would like to know the name of the children or what they're doing and how they're doing in college or school. And may you give me that time? If you look at the Mayo Clinic logo it is three shields. And those three shields represent patient care, research and teaching. And whenever I go and I say I come from Mayo Clinic, everybody recognize that as a marker of excellence. And when I first moved to Mayo Clinic and they said that the interests of the patients come first, I thought it was a slogan. As I've been working here for 20 years, I can say that it's not a slogan, it is the actual philosophy of the institution. Show transcript Watch my video Get to know me and my work at Mayo Clinic Open Video Modal Share this page via: Facebook Twitter Print Conditions treatedAdvanced lung diseaseCOPDCystic fibrosisHepatopulmonary syndromeInterstitial lung diseasePulmonary fibrosisPulmonary hypertensionPulmonary valve disease Procedures performedBronchoscopyLung transplantPost-transplant long-term carePre-transplant evaluation InterestsLung transplantationInterventional bronchoscopyAdvanced lung diseases Mayo Clinic locations Jacksonville, Florida Driving Directions More info Billing & insurance Accessibility services Education1998Fellow - Pulmonary Medicine, Houston, TXBaylor College of Medicine1994Fellow - Critical Care Medicine, Houston TXBaylor College of Medicine1991Resident - Internal MedicineSt. Barnabas Hospital1989Internship - Internal MedicineSt. Barnabas Hospital1987Internship - Internal MedicineDr. Salvador B. Gautier Hospital1985MDUniversidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez UrenaShow more education Activities and honorsCertifications1998Pulmonary DiseaseAmerican Board of Internal MedicineAwards and honors2017Congress DedicationThe Sociedad de Neumologia de la Region del Norte2011Don Schomaker Person of the Year Award 2011 Honoring Excellence in the World of Organ TransplantationMayo Clinic Lung Transplant Support Group2011Life Time Achievement Award Recognizing Contributions to Pulmonary Medicine in Dominican RepublicXII National Congress of Pulmonary and Thoracic Surgery of Dominican Republic2007Listed in "Best Doctors® in America"Awarding Organization2001Selected Physician of the YearSt. Louis University Hospital1995Selected Physician of the YearOverton Brooks Medical Center, Shreveport, LA1990Senior resident of the yearSt. Barnabas Hospital1987Selected among graduates from UNPHU Medical School for a special rotation at The Graduate Hospital of Philadelphia in an exchange program sponsored by the Henry Tumen FoundationAwarding Organization1986First PrizeVII Pediatrics Investigational Congress of the Dominican Republic1985Cum LaudeUniversidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena1985First PrizeV Internal Medicine Week (a scientific contest sponsored by the Dr. Luis E. Aybar Hospital of Santo Domingo)1977Member of the Board of HonorUniversidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez UrenaShow more awards and honorsProfessional memberships2008 - presentMemberDiversity Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees2007 - presentMemberDominican Society of Pulmonary Medicine and Thoracic Surgery2002 - presentMemberTransplant Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees2001 - presentMemberAmerican College of Chest Physicians1998 - 2002DirectorRespiratory Care Service, St. Louis University Hospital1994 - 1996ChairCardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Committee, Overton Brooks Veterans Administration Medical Center1994 - 1996MemberCardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Committee, Overton Brooks Veterans Administration Medical CenterShow more professional membershipsPublicationsSee my publicationsResearch activitiesSee a description of research activities. Conditions treatedProcedures performedInterestsMayo Clinic locationsEducationActivities and honors Request an appointment PST-20222391 Doctors & Medical Staff Alvarez, Francisco M.D.