Frankie A. Puckett, MD

Title: Medical Director
Company: Webster Memorial Hospital
Location: Hurricane, West Virginia, United States

Frankie M. Puckett, MD, Medical Director at Webster Memorial Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in administrative medicine.

An expert in cardiovascular surgery and emergency medicine, Dr. Puckett has achieved 21 years of professional experience. He has excelled in his current role as medical director at Webster Memorial Hospital since 2019 and previously flourished as the chief medical officer at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital from 2012 to 2016. Earlier in his career, he was a surgeon at an academic center at Marshall University.

Dr. Puckett successfully completed fellowships in thoracic surgery at the Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health in 2010 and at West Virginia University School of Medicine in 2008. He fulfilled a residency in surgery, medical education, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center between 2002 and 2007. Earlier, he earned an MD from Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University in 2002 and a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of South Carolina in 1998. His journey in higher education began at Alderson Broaddus University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry in 1996.

Legally certified to practice medicine in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, Dr. Puckett initially was a cardiothoracic surgeon, before progressing to emergency medicine, and then into administrative medicine. Born with esophageal atresia, he was inspired to work in cardiothoracic surgery because of the medical condition. Having grown up in a small rural community, Dr. Puckett enjoys working in rural medicine as a way to give back and honor the quality medical care he received as a child.

The proudest moment of Dr. Puckett’s career came during his work at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, where he was instrumental in increasing their profit margin to $500,000 in less than five years. Widely respected for his strong leadership and knowledge of his field, he is the co-author of the paper, “Hyperacute Rejection of a Bovine Pericardial Prosthesis,” which was published in the Journal in Cardiology in 2006.

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