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Featured Member- R. Robert Franks, Jr.
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AOASM Featured Member

Mid-Winter 2020


R. Robert Franks, Jr., DO, FAOASM

Dr. Franks was awarded the 2019 Mentor of the Year Award.

Affiliation: Rothman Orthopaedic Institute 

Member History: AOASM Member for over ten years 

What is your favorite aspect of AOASM? What I love most about the AOASM is the camaraderie of the organization. I love learning from my colleagues and our students, interns, residents and fellows as well as sharing my knowledge and experiences with them. I know that I am never without assistance in any aspect of sports medicine be it academic or coverage whenever I need it.

 What is your favorite AOASM conference memory? I have several. One would be be throwing Tastykakes to the attendees while introducing the Governor of Pennsylvania at the beginning of the Philadelphia Conference. I was so proud to host AOASM in my hometown. The second would be being evacuated as I was getting the Award of Fellow due to a tornado, but thrilled that our members were sure to bring the bar with them to the basement of the hotel. Another would be the blow out party during my Presidential year. It was by far the best party I ever hosted with the best people. I cannot thank enough all of the members who made that night happen and so special. And finally, the Mentor of the Year Award last year. It is an unbelievable honor to be included amongst such a distinguished group of physicians and nominated by people who you are privileged to have played a small role in their education. In receiving this in the presence of such amazing family and friends, I will have a memory of a night I will never forget.

What team(s) or sport(s) do you cover? USA Wrestling, Philadelphia Phillies, Gloucester City and Delran High Schools






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