John Franko, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine

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Dr. Franko accepted the position of Professor and Chair in the Department of Family Medicine on April 1, 2007. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Virginia. Following residency training at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, he was in private practice before joining the faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Virginia. From 1999 until 2006 he served as Residency Program Director and currently is Vice Chair of the department. He has been an outstanding educator and mentor, has developed a nationally recognized residency program in Family Medicine and has been a remarkably successful recruiter to the Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of Virginia.  He is a recognized authority on the teaching of information mastery and through the assistance of funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and DHHS/HRSA grants has developed innovative ways to use evidence -based medicine and the electronic medical record to improve resident training and clinical care through a focus on information mastery. Dr. Franko is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

 

 

Scholarly Activities

2013

Invited Presentations:

Franko J. The patient protection affordable care act - myths, facts and impact on practice.  Presented at the Quillen College of Medicine Spring Forum, April 2013, Johnson City, TN.

2012

Papers, Abstracts and/or Poster Presentations:
Regional and National

Franko J.  Guidelines for Diabetes Care.  Presented at The Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians Annual Scientific Assembly, October 2012, Gatlinburg, TN .

2011

Papers, Abstracts and/or Poster Presentations:
Regional and National

Franko J. Title VII and the Physician Workforce. Presented at Congressional Briefing, Rayburn House Office Bldg. March 23, 2011; Washington, D.C.

Franko J and Greer E. The Impact of Modern Design Principles on Education, Work Flow and Productivity in the Academic Patient Centered Medical Home. Presented at the Association of Departments of Family Medicine Annual Conference. February 24, 2011; Atlanta, GA.

2010

Papers, Abstracts and/or Poster Presentations:

Regional and National

Franko J. Evidence based treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Presented at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. November 16, 2010; Bristol, TN.

Franko J. Evidence based treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Presented at Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP). October 27, 2010; Gatlinburg, TN.

International:

Franko J, Bennard B, Lang F, Floyd MR, Moore J and Hixson C. Implementing a skills development program for international medical graduates seeking entry into US residency programs. Presented at the 43rd Annual Spring Conference, Society of Teachers in Family Medicine (STFM). April 26, 2010; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. PDF