About Patricia D. Franklin

Dr. Patricia Franklin, MD, MPH, MBA, is professor in the School of Medicine with faculty appointments in the Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation, Family and Community Medicine, and Clinical and Population Health Research. She serves as PI of FORCE-TJR, the AHRQ-funded nationwide, comprehensive database of total joint replacement (TJR) surgical and patient-reported outcomes, and leads a NIAMS-funded RO1 to design and evaluate a program to optimize patient functional outcome following surgery. Her research interests include quality and outcomes research, chronic disease management, health informatics, and the advancement of women in science.

Positions

Present Director, Clinical and Outcomes Research, Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Present Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Research Interests

Total Joint Replacement, Clinical outcomes, and Chronic musculoskeletal conditions

Honors and Awards

  • Women in Science and Health Achievements Award, Women's Faculty Committee, UMass Medical School (2013)
  • Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School Award (2008-2011)
  • Knee Society Ranawat Award: Best Surgical Paper of Year: Patient Predictors of Varied Functional Improvement after Total Knee Replacement (2008)
  • Selected by UMMS Faculty Administration to attend AAMC Mid-Career Women in Medicine Workshop (2007)


Contact Information

Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
Phone: 508-856-5748

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