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R. Robert Franks, DO, FAOASM

R. Robert Franks, DO, FAOASM

Dr. R. Robert Franks, DO, FAOASM, is a board certified family medicine physician with a certificate of added qualification in Sports Medicine at the Rothman Institute. Dr. Franks currently serves as Director of the Rothman Sports Concussion Institute. He is an Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson University and Volunteer Clinical Associate Professor at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Franks specializes in medical orthopaedics, sports medicine, and is one of the nation's leaders in sports-related concussion management. Dr. Franks is widely published on sports concussion management having co-authored the Team Physician's Consensus Statement on Concussion and further contributing numerous articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at national and international meetings. He is a current member of several sports medicine societies, including AOASM where he serves on the Executive Committee as President-Elect. Dr. Franks is also a team physician for USA wrestling and a number of area high schools and consults for the Philadelphia Phillies. Dr. Franks has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work on concussions and has been voted a South Jersey "Top Doc" for the past several years in both Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine.

  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania
  • D.O., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency, Family Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine/Kennedy Health System
  • Fellowship, Primary Care Sports Medicine, University Hospital health System/Richmond Heights Hospital
  • Board Certified, Family Medicine
  • Kennedy Health System
  • American Osteopathic Association of Sports Medicine
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
  • New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association

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