Frank J. Mayo

Title: Pulmonary-Critical Care Specialist
Company: Private Practice
Location: Potomac, Maryland, United States

Frank J. Mayo, MD, Pulmonary-Critical Care Specialist at Private Practice, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pulmonology.

Having accrued more than 40 years of inimitable professional experience in the medical field, Dr. Mayo is a distinguished pulmonologist named a National Champion of Pulmonary Care in 2013. Since 1979, Dr. Mayo has served as a pulmonary critical care specialist at a Gaithersburg, Maryland private practice. He has also remained affiliation with Holy Cross Hospital and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital as an attending physician. Between 1979 and 2014, Dr. Mayo served Montgomery General Hospital in various roles including director of the pulmonary laboratory, chairman of the department of medicine, a member of the board of trustees and chief of staff. Today, he remains a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine with a subspecialty of pulmonary medicine and is a contributor of articles to professional journals.

Dr. Mayo received a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Denison University in 1970 and went on to obtain his Doctor of Medicine from Ohio State University in 1973. Upon accomplishing his medical requirements, he served as an intern at Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio in 1974 and as an intern in medicine at the George Washington University Hospital from 1974 to 1975. By 1977, Dr. Mayo completed a residency in internal medicine at the George Washington University Hospital, as well as a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at the University of Miami Affiliated Hospitals in 1979.

Throughout the course of his illustrious career, a key highlight of Dr. Mayo’s tenure was treating a patient who had developed a blood clot in her lungs due to the use of oral contraceptives. He determined she had a rare disease called chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, affecting the right side of her heart and leading her to need surgery at the University of Maryland. The issue was corrected and Dr. Mayo was honored to receive the call informing him that the problem had disappeared and that she wished to conceive.

Dr. Mayo is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and holds membership with the American Thoracic Society, Montgomery County Medical Society, Medical and Chirurgical Society of the State of Maryland and the Washington D.C. Thoracic Society. In five years’ time, he hopes to be settled into his retirement, enjoying the fruits of his labor. His advice to aspiring medical professionals is to spend time communicating with patients and not completely focus on the technological aspects of the field. To attest to his legacy, Dr. Mayo and his career achievements can also be found in the 23rd edition of Who’s Who in the East and the fourth edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.

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