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About Adam M. Franks, MD

Adam M. Franks, M.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Health at the Marshall Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. After earning his medical degree from Marshall University in 1999, Franks completed his residency at Marshall and a fellowship in surgical obstetrics at Advanced Maternal Care in Memphis, Tennesee. He practices family medicine at Marshall University Medical Center and at Marshall Family Medicine in Lavalette, West Virginia.

His unique training allows him to see a diverse outpatient population with specific emphasis on obstetrics, pediatrics and procedures. The hospital also finds prominence in Dr. Franks’ schedule, both on the Family Medicine service and Labor and Delivery. He has been the Family Medicine section chief at Cabell Huntington Hospital since 2011. Enjoying teaching, he is a graduate of the Academy of Medical Educators. He has been involved in mentoring both students and residents, leading to teaching awards both at Tennessee and Marshall Universities, including the 2012 Rural Preceptor of the Year.


Present Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University

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Honors and Awards

  • Carolyn Hunter Faculty Service Award, 2014
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, 2014
  • Deans Award of Excellence in Clinical Care, 2013
  • Outstanding Rural Preceptor, 2012 & 2013
  • Academic Citizenship Excellence Award, Gold, 2013

Contact Information

Phone: 304-691-1165
Marshall Family Medicine
Appointments: 304-691-1100
Toll Free: 877-691-1600
Family Medicine of Lavalette
Appointments: 304-697-9480


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