Idalid “Ivy” Franco, MD

Radiation Oncology Resident
Harvard Radiation Oncology
Boston
MA
Specialties
Radiation Oncology

Dr. Idalid “Ivy” Franco is a radiation oncology resident at the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, in Boston, Massachusetts.


Her desire to improve care for underserved communities is driven by her early experiences as a first-generation Mexican-American immigrant in a resource-limited setting. She has a strong commitment and passion to serve her patients, community and profession through health disparities research and workforce diversity and inclusion initiatives. Ivy served as Co-Chair of the Latino Medical Student Association at Harvard Medical School and Co-Chair of Community Outreach for the Student Leadership Council at Harvard Medical School. She was awarded the prestigious Zuckerman Fellowship, through the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, to obtain a Master in Public Health at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health focused on Management and Policy with a minor in Healthcare Leadership. She currently serves as the Diversity Co-Chair at the Brigham and Women’s House Staff Council and the Executive Committee of the Society for Women in Radiation Oncology. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she became an integral part of the Massachusetts General Hospital Equity & Community Health COVID Taskforce, providing linguistic, cultural, and contextual support for vulnerable patients, their families and care teams. She also serves on the patient education committee within her department, creating culturally and linguistically appropriate patient-centered materials to empower and educate radiation oncology patients going through treatment.

Conflict of Interest

None

Parte 3 // Part 3: Ahora que estoy vacunado contra el coronavirus, ¿cómo me protejo? // Now that I am vaccinated against the coronavirus, how do I protect myself?

Drs. Ana Velázquez e Ivy Franco, participantes en el Programa de Embajadores de Educación para Pacientes GRACE de este año pasado, tienen una discusión para nuestra comunidad de habla hispana sobre el Virus Corona.

Parte 1 // Part 1: ¿Cómo funciona la vacuna contra el coronavirus y cuáles son las recomendaciones? // How does the vaccine against the coronavirus work and what are the recommendations?

Drs. Ana Velázquez e Ivy Franco, participantes en el Programa de Embajadores de Educación para Pacientes GRACE de este año pasado, tienen una discusión para nuestra comunidad de habla hispana sobre el Virus Corona.

Para este video, los doctores Velázquez y Franco analizan la vacuna Covid-19 y cómo funciona.

¡Muchas gracias a nuestros patrocinadores #Lilly y #Genentech!

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Post Date: 2022-04-12

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