Harvard Medical School Graduation

Undergraduate Studies

  • University of California, San Diego
  • Major: Animal Physiology & Neuroscience
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, #1 in class

Medical Degree

  • Harvard Medical School
  • Cum Laude in the Special Field of Orthopaedic Surgery

Residency

  • University of California, San Diego
  • 1-year in-folded research year
  • Academic Chief resident (2014-2015)

Fellowship

UCSD Residency Graduation

  • Mary S. Stern Upper Extremity Fellowship
  • Mentor: Peter J. Stern, MD

Awards & Recognition

    • 2014 OREF Resident Award at the California Orthopaedic Association, 2014 Annual Meeting

    • 2013 Scholarship to attend the Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference, ASSH

2013 Resident Award Winner at the Western Orthopaedic Association, 2013 Annual Meeting

2012 Winner – 2012 San Diego Resident Research Day Competition, May 16th, 2012

2011 2nd Place – Basic Science Presentation at the ORS/OREF Southwest Regional Conference

2011 OREF/DePuy Resident Research Project Grant from the Orthopaedic Research & Education

2011 Lloyd W. Taylor, M.D. Resident Award at the California Orthopaedic Association

2010 Scholarship to attend the Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference, ASSH

2009 Scholarship to attend the Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference, ASSH

2009 Cum Laude – Graduation with Honors, Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA

2008 Best Overall Poster: Julian M. Bruner Award; American Society for Surgery of the Hand

2008 First Place Poster: Practice Management/Rehabilitation; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

2007 Honorable Mention – 2nd Annual Research Poster Symposium, Harvard Medical School

2007 Pasteur Clinical Research Grant ($1,775) – Harvard Medical School

2006 Class of 1955 Research Fellowship ($1,775) – Harvard Medical School

2006 Co-Investigator, Small Bone Innovations Research Grant ($96,000) – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical

2006 Pasteur Clinical Research Grant ($4,000) – Harvard Medical School

2005 Summa Cum Laude – University of California, San Diego

2005 Outstanding Graduating Senior, Thurgood Marshall College – University of California, San Diego

2005 Provost’s Award, Thurgood Marshall College – University of California, San Diego

2005 Outstanding Senior, Division of Biological Sciences – University of California, San Diego

2004 Elected to Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society – University of California, San Diego

2003 Howard Hughes Research Fellowship ($2,500) – University of California, San Diego

2003 Madge Lawhead Scholarship – University of California, San Diego

2002 Scholar of the Day – National Society of Collegiate Scholars

2001-2004 Outstanding Achievement Award, Thurgood Marshall College – University of California, San Diego

2001-2004 Provost’s Honors – University of California, San Diego

2001-2004 Honors Program, Thurgood Marshall College – University of California, San Diego

Society Memberships

2014 American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) – Candidate Member
2011 California Orthopaedic Association (COA)
2009 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) – Candidate Member
2008 Aesculapian Club of Harvard Medical School
2005 American Medical Association (AMA)
2005 Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS)
2004 Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society
2003 Golden Key International Honors Society
2003 Order of Omega Greek National Honors Society
2002 National Society of Collegiate Scholars
2002 National Residence Hall Honorary
2001 Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity

Selected Scientific Publications

Franko OI., Stern, PJ. Use and Effectiveness of Ethyl Chloride for Hand Injections. J Hand Surg. 2017 Mar;42(3):175-181. PMID: 28259274

Andrawis JP, Muzykewicz DA, Franko OI. Mobile Device Trends in Orthopaedic Surgery:  Rapid Change and Future Implications. Orthopedics. 2016 Jan 6:1-6. PMID: 26730684

Franko OI, Okike K. Open access and online journals in orthopaedics: What does the future hold? JBJS Reviews, 2014 Jul; 2 (7): e7.

Franko OI, Abrams RA. Hand Infections. Orthop Clin N Am. 2013 Oct;44(4):625-34. PMID: 24095077

Tirrell TF, Franko OI, Bhola S, Hentzen ER, Abrams RA, Lieber RL. Functional Significance of Distal Brachioradialis Tendon Release: A Biomechanical Study. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Mar 22. PMID: 23528425

Sclafani JA, Tirrell TF, Franko OI. Mobile Tablet Use Among Academic Physicians and Trainees. J Med Syst. 2013 Feb;37(1):9903. PMID: 23321961

Kupperman, Franko OI, Indresano, Girard. Cannulated Screw Unraveling: Case Report and Literature Review of an Under-Recognized Complication. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2012 Oct 27. PMID: 23104015

Franko OI, Bray C, Newton PO. Validation of a Scoliometer Smartphone App to Assess Scoliosis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Dec;32(8):e72-5. PMID: 23147635

Franko OI. Mobile Software Applications for Hand Surgeons. J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Jun;37(6):1273-5. Epub 2012 Apr 14.  PMID: 22507390.

Franko OI, Bhola S. iPad Apps for Orthopaedic Surgeons. Orthopedics. 2011 Dec 1;34(12):978-81. PMID: 22147214

Franko OI, Tirrell TF. Smartphone App Use Among Medical Providers in ACGME Training Programs. J Med Syst. Volume 36, Issue 5 (2012), Page 3135-3139.  PMID: 22052129

Franko OI. Twitter as a communication tool for orthopedic surgery. Orthopedics. 2011 Nov;34(11):873-6. PMID: 22050252

Franko OI. Smartphone Apps for Orthopaedic Surgeons. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Jul;469(7):2042-8. Epub 2011 May 6. PMID: #21547414

Franko OI, Tirrell TF, Winters TM, Hentzen E, Lieber RL. Moment Arms of the Human Digital Flexors. J Biomechanics. J Biomech. 2011 May 9. PMID: #21561624

Franko OI, Abrams RA. Ulnar angular deformity leading to distal radioulnar joint instability: a case report. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2011 Feb 28. PMID: #21357671

Franko OI, Lee NM, Finneran JJ, Shillito MC, Meunier MJ, Abrams RA, Lieber RL. Quantification of Partial or Complete A4 Pulley Release with FDP Repair in Cadaveric Tendons. J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Mar;36(3):439-45. PMID: #21306835

Rozental TD, Blazar PE, Franko OI, Chacko AT, Earp BE, Day CS.  Functional outcomes for unstable distal radial fractures treated with open reduction and internal fixation or closed reduction and percutaneous fixation. A prospective randomized trial.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Aug;91(8):1837-46. PMID: #19651939

Alexander M, Franko OI, Makhni E, Zurakowski D, Day CS. Validation of a modern activity hand survey with respect to reliability, construct and criterion validity. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2008 Oct;33(5):653-60. PMID: #18977836

Franko OI, Lal S, Pauyo T, Alexander M, Zurakowski D, Day CS. Validation of an Objective Device for Assessing Circumductive Wrist Motion. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2008 Oct;33(8):1293-300. PMID: #18929191

Franko OI, Zurakowski D, Day CS.  Functional Disability of the Wrist: Direct Correlation with Decreased Wrist Motion. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2008 Apr;33(4):485-92. PMID: #18406951

Yeh A, Franko OI, Day CS. The Impact of Clinical Electives and Residency Interest on Medical Students’ Education in Musculoskeletal Medicine. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Feb;90(2):307-15. PMID: #18245590

Day CS, Franko OILow-Profile Dorsal Plating for Dorsally Angulated Distal Radius Fractures.  Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery 11(2):1-7, 2007. PMID: #17549020

Day CS, Yeh A, Franko OI, Ramirez M, Krupat E. Musculoskeletal Medicine: An Assessment of the Attitudes and Knowledge of Medical Students at Harvard Medical School.  Acad Med. 2007 May;82(5):452-457. PMID: #17457065