Franz Rischard, DO

  • Associate Professor, Medicine
  • Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Research Interests: 

Pulmonary Hypertension

  • DO: Western University of Health Sciences, 2000
Honors and Awards
  • Voted in "Best Doctors in America," 2013, 2014
  • Affiliate, Pulmonary Hypertension Association
  • Affiliate, Pulmonary Hypertension Clinicians and Researchers
  • Affiliate, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Affiliate, Amercian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Affiliate, American Thoracic Society
  • Internal Medicine: University of Arizona, College of Medicine (2000-2003)
  • Pulmonary & Critical Care: University of Arizona College of Medicine (2003-2006)
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - Subspecialty
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease - Subspecialty

Select Publications


Ganley, K. J., P. R. Bosch, J. E. Blair, F. Rischard, and J. N. Galgiani, "Oxygen Consumption Deficits in Patients With Residual Fatigue After Primary Coccidioidomycosis", Open Forum Infectious Diseases, vol. 4, issue 3, 06/2017.
Song, S., R. J. Ayon, A. Yamamura, H. Yamamura, S. Dash, A. Babicheva, H. Tang, X. Sun, A. G. Cordery, Z. Khalpey, et al., "Capsaicin-induced Ca(2+) signaling is enhanced via upregulated TRPV1 channels in pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells from patients with idiopathic PAH.", Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol, vol. 312, issue 3, pp. L309-L325, 2017 Mar 01. PMID: 27979859