Francisco J. Soto, MD, MS, FCCP

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Physician

4.7/5 (35 ratings) 5 comments

Nature lover, avid traveler, all thanks to Mark Twain and the Mississippi river. Gratitude, generosity, and persistence are values that guide my life.

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About Me

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish

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I have 20 years of experience treating pulmonary hypertension (PH) and shortness of breath caused by heart disease, helping countless patients breathe better. My expertise in performing critical care echocardiography and right heart catheterizations (cath lab) allows me to thoroughly evaluate patients with complex heart and lung conditions. Additional interests include advanced diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy (evaluation of lung cancer and lung nodules).

Clinical Focus:
Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism, Pulmonary Manifestations of Heart Disease, Right Heart Catheterization, Critical Care Echocardiography, Lung Cancer, Lung Nodules

Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine

Education & Credentials

Medical School

Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia


University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL


University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL


Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Other Education

Master of Science in Epidemiology: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM): Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine / American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM): Diplomate, Sleep Medicine National Board of Echocardiography (NBE): Examination of Special Competence in Critical Care Echocardiography

Organizations & Societies

Organizations: ACCP / American College of Chest Physicians (Steering Committee Member Pulmonary Vascular Disease Network) / Societies: AABIP / American Association for Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology SAB / Society for Advanced Bronchoscopy PHA / Pulmonary Hypertension Association (Pulmonary Hypertension Clinicians and Researchers)

I strive to put my knowledge and inquisitive mind at my patients’ service.
— Francisco J. Soto

Where I See Patients

University Pulmonary & Critical Care

1940 Alcoa HighwayBuilding E, Suite 210Knoxville, TN 37920

Phone: 865-524-7471

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