Eric Franks, MD

Eric Franks

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Shoulder & Knee

Fellowship trained in shoulder and knee conditions and board certified in orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Franks has been a part of Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates since 1998. He conducts hundreds of arthroscopic procedures each year, and he has been appointed Master Instructor for the Arthroscopic Association of North America, where he teaches other surgeons advanced techniques in arthroscopy.

Dr. Franks believes in educating his patients, too. Over the years, he has customized his own collateral material comprised of a series of notebooks and drawings of the shoulder and knee that guide patients step by step as they participate in their own care.

Dr. Franks graduated from the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed his internship in general surgery at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. During his service as an orthopaedic surgeon and officer in the Army, he earned several medals and awards, including the Army Humanitarian Medal.

Curriculum Vitae

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Part 1 Written 1992
Part 2 Oral 1994
Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, 2008

Fellowship:
Sports Medicine
The Hughston Clinic
Columbus, GA
Completed 1996

Residency:
Orthopaedic Surgery
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD
Completed 1992

Internship:
Transitional, Satisfied Requirement for General Surgery
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Bethesda, MD
Completed 1987
Medical School:
George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington, DC
1982-1986

Undergraduate:
United States Military Academy
West Point, NY
1974-1978

Licenses:
State of Maryland
State of Delaware

Professional Organizations:
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
Arthroscopy Association of North America, Active Member
The Hughston Sports Medicine Society
The Johns Hopkins Alumni

Honors:
Graduated with Distinction
The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Julius S. Neviaser Award in Orthopaedic Surgery
Howard F. Kane – A.F.A. King Honor Obstetrical Society

Professional Experience:
Emergency Room Physician, Evans Army Community Hospital
Ft. Carson, CO, July 1987 – October 1987

Officer in Charge of Troop Medical Clinic, supervising 4 Physician Assistants, part time
Orthopaedic Clinic, Evans Army Community Hospital
Ft. Carson, CO, November 1987 – June 1988

Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery Service, Supervising 4 Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1 Physician Assistant, 2 Occupational Therapists, 2 Physical Therapists, and support personnel
July 1992 – April 1995

Orthopaedic Surgeon for Safe Haven, The Cuban Migrant Camps in Panama
September 1994 – February 1995

Chief, Department of Surgery, and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Martin Army Community Hospital
Ft. Benning, GA, May 1995 – April 1996

Orthopaedic Surgeon
McIntyre, Scheerer and Associates
Baltimore, MD, August August 1996 – July 1998

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates, 111 Davis St
Salisbury, MD, July 1998 – present

Research and Publications:
Thigh Pain as Related to Bending Rigidity of the Femoral Prosthesis and Bone, Eric H. Franks, M.A. Mont, DC Marr, L.C. Jones, D.S. Hungerford, Transactions of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, 1992. Thigh Pain as Related to Bending Rigidity of the Femoral Prosthesis and Bone, M.A. Mont, E. Franks, D.C. Marr, L.C,. Jones, D.C. Hungerford
Accepted for Publication in Journal of Arthroplasty

Presentations:
Tibial Osteotomy and Hemi-Knee Replacement in the Athlete, J.M. McIntyre and E.H. Franks
Presented at the Maryland Sports Medicine Conference
Baltimore, MD, October 5-6, 1990

Thigh Pain as Related to Bending Rigidity of the Femoral Prosthesis and Bone, E. Franks, M.A. Mont, D.C. Marr, L.C. Jones, D.S. Hungerford
The 38th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, 1992

Dolor en el Muslo Relacionado con la Curva y Rigidez de la Protesis Femoral y el Hueso, E. Franks, M.A. Mont, D.C. Marr, L.C. Jones, D.S. Hungerford
Presented at the II Congreso National de Orthopedia y Traumatologia en Panama
Panama, Republic de Panama, March 15-10, 1992

Correlacion entre el Diagnostico Clinico y el Diagnostico Artroscopico en la Rodilla. Experiencia en los ultimos dos anos en el Hospital Gorgas, R. Chin and E.H. Franks
Presented at the II Congreso National de Orthopedia y Traumatologia en Panama
Panama, Republic de Panama, March 15-20, 1992

“Rehabilitation following ACL Surgery”
Instructional Course Lecture 410: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Primary and Revision
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, February 24, 1996

Sports Medicine:
Associate Team Physician, McDonogh School Football Team
McDonogh, MD, September 1989 – June 1992

Provided orthopaedic surgery/sports medicine coverage for the Baltimore Orioles for Dr. Chuck Silberstien, 1989-1992

Team Physician for the Department of Defense School System in Panama consisting of six High School/Junior College Teams, July 1992 – March 1995

Sports Medicine Physician
US Track and Field Olympic Trials
Atlanta, GA, June 14-23, 1996

Venu Medical Officer
Basketball, Summer Olympics
Atlanta, GA, July-August 1996

Venu Medical Officer
Athletics, Summer Olympics
Atlanta, GA, July-August 1996

Team Physician
Calvert Hall College Football Team
August-November 1996

Academic Activities, Panama:
Orthopaedic Journal Club – Gorgas Army Community Hospital and Sociedad Panamena de Ortopedia y Traumatologia; organized monthly review of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Orthopaedic Journal Club – Hospital Santo Tomas – participated in monthly review of 10 Orthopaedic articles with the residents and staff of Hospital Santo Tomas.

Arthroscopy Journal Club – Gorgas Army Community Hospital and Sociedad Panamena de Ortopedia y Traumatologia; organized monthly review of the Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Research, as well as other arthroscopy articles and topics.

Sports Medicine Conference – organized monthly presentation to general practitioners on Orthopaedic sports medicine topics, review of journal articles, and instruction on the physical exam of the extremities.

Military Recognition:
Army National Defense Service Medal, 1974
Parachutist Badge, 1976
Honor Graduate, Nuclear, Biological and Chemical School, 1979
Honor Graduate, Medial Service Corps Officer’s Basic Course, 1980
Army Achievement Award, 1981
Army Service Ribbon, 1981
Army Commendation Medal, 1982
Army Commendation Medal, 1986
Army Meritorious Service Medal, 1995
Army Humanitarian Medal, 1995

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