Dr. Franklin earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, College of Arts & Sciences in Charlottesville, Virginia. He received his medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Following medical school, he completed an internship in internal medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. He then went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York.
Dr. Franklin’s clinical interests include laser-assisted cataract surgery, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, emergency eye care, as well as diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. At Fisher-Swale-Nicholson Eye Center, his practice focuses on cataract management using the latest technology including laser-assisted cataract surgery.
Dr. Franklin is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has an extensive background in basic science and clinical research, including research with the retina department at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, resulting in numerous publications.
Dr. Franklin has been in practice for 4 years, and he is passionate about what he does. He chose ophthalmology in order to preserve and restore vision to his patients. With ophthalmology being a field that benefits immensely from technological progress with new innovations and treatments consistently becoming available, patients can regain their visual function and experience dramatic improvements in daily function. This is what Dr. Franklin loves about ophthalmology– helping patients to regain their visual function so that they can get back to enjoying all the same hobbies and activities as before.
Originally, Dr. Franklin is from Wayne, Pennsylvania, and is believed to be a descendant of Benjamin Franklin. Recently, he and his wife relocated back to the south suburbs of Chicago, where his wife grew up. Outside of the office, Dr. Franklin enjoys spending time with his family and friends and enjoys traveling, reading, basketball, cooking, video games, and outdoor activities.