Franklin Wefald, MD, FACC

Franklin Wefald, MD, FACC

Cardiology in Smithfield, NC


 (919) 209-9856

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About Dr. Wefald


Dr. Franklin Wefald, MD is a cardiologist in Smithfield, North Carolina. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina. He is affiliated with WakeMed Raleigh Campus, Duke Raleigh Hospital, and Duke University Hospital.

Qualifications and Experience



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Education & Training

Duke University Hospital
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1987 - 1991

Johns Hopkins University
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1984 - 1987

Johns Hopkins University
Class of 1985

Princeton University
A.B., Biochemical Sciences, Summa Cum Laude, 1977 - 1981

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Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease

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Medical Licenses

NC State Medical License
1999 - 2020

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Work Experience


Millennia Cardiovascular
Smithfield, NC
2010 - Present

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN
1991 - 1999

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Hospital Affiliations

WakeMed Raleigh Campus
Current Affiliation
Raleigh, NC

Millennia Cardiovascular
Former Affiliation
Smithfield, NC

Wake Heart and Vascular Associates
Former Affiliation

Johnston Memorial Hospital
Former Affiliation
Smithfield, NC

Wake Med
Former Affiliation
Raleigh, NC

Duke Raleigh Hospital
Former Affiliation
Raleigh, NC

Wake Heart and Vascular Associates
Former Affiliation
Raleigh, NC

Elkhart General Hospital
Former Affiliation

Midwest Medical Group, L.L.C. (Formerly known as Cardiology, Inc.)
Former Affiliation

Duke University Clinical Cardiology Society/Duke University
Former Affiliation
Durham, NC

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Awards

Listed as one of the top cardiologists in North Carolina
"Best Doctors in America, Inc.", 1999

Teacher of the Year
American Academy of Family Physicians, 1994

Fellow
American College of Cardiology, 1992

American Academy of Family Physicians Award
St. Joseph's Medical Center and Memorial Hospital, 1992

Merck Fellowship
American College of Cardiology, 1988

E.R. Squibb and Sons Senior Thesis Prize
Department of Biochemical Sciences, Princeton University, 1981

Phi Beta Kappa
1981

Sigma Xi
1981

Medical Scientist Training Program
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1981

Fellow (FACC)
American College of Cardiology

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Professional Memberships

American College of Cardiology - ACC
Member

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Publications



PubMed

Functional heterogeneity of mammalian TATA-box sequences revealed by interaction with a cell-specific enhancer.
Nature
Wefald, F. C., Devlin, B. H., Williams, R. S.
1990 Mar 15
105 citations

Identification of a muscle-specific enhancer within the 5'-flanking region of the human myoglobin gene.
J Biol Chem
Devlin, B. H., Wefald, F. C., Kraus, W. E., Bernard, T. S., Williams, R. S.
1989 Aug 15
33 citations

Structure of two human alpha-tubulin genes.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
Wilde, C. D., Chow, L. T., Wefald, F. C., Cowan, N. J.
1982 Jan
9 citations

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Journal Article

Functional heterogeneity of mammalian TATA box sequences as revealed by interaction with a muscle-specific enhancer
Nature
Wefald FC, Devlin BH, Williams RS
1/1/1990

Nuclear proteins from skeletal myotubes and cardiomyocytes bind to a muscle specific enhancer of the human myoglobin gene
J Biol Chem
Kraus WE, Wefald FC, William RS
1/1/1990

The myoglobin muscle-specific enhancer contains positive and negative cis-acting elements and binds muscle-specific nuclear factors distinct from MyoD1
J Biol Chem
Wefald FC, Krause WE, Bernard TS, Williams RS
1/1/1990

Lecture

"Code STEMI: A Community Hospital Approach" (Co-Course Director)
11/10/2007
Raleigh, NC

"Intravascular Ultrasonography" (Co-Course Director)
11/1/2006
Raleigh, NC

"Vioxx and Cardiovascular Disease" (Co-Course Director)
11/1/2005
Raleigh, NC

Abstract

Regulation of myoglobin gene expression.
J. Cellular Biochem
Devin BH, Bolster MB, Krause WE, Wefald FC, Williams RS
1/1/1998

Is 3-Dimensional intracoronary ultrasound a gimmick or a useful clinical tool? Experience in coronary atherectomy.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Smucker ML, Kil D, Sarnat WS, Wefald FC, Howard PF
1/1/1992

Trans-inactivation of the myoglobin muscle-specific enhancer by the transcriptional repressor GCF.
Circulation
Wefald FC, Kraus WE, Bernard TS, Devlin BH, Williams RS
1/1/1990

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