Gregory R. Franklin, M.D.
Interventional Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship
Gregory Franklin II, MD is a board-certified physiatrist and is fellowship trained in Interventional Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine. Dr. Franklin earned his undergraduate degree in biological sciences at Clemson University and attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina. He went on to complete his residency training at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Hospitals. He did his fellowship training at the Medical University of South Carolina where he also served as faculty clinical instructor.
His goal is to decrease pain and to restore functional ability so that his patients can get back to the life that they want to live. He uses a comprehensive approach to treat the whole patient and specializes in non-operative interventions to treat the spine and other musculoskeletal disorders.
Dr. Franklin has won numerous awards during his academic and professional career including most recently being named one of Atlanta Magazine’s 2022 Top Doctors. He is a member of several prestigious organizations such as the Spine Intervention Society, North American Spine Society, and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Areas of Interest
- Pain Management
- Epidural Steroid Injections
- Radiofrequency Ablation
- Joint Injections
- Regenerative Medicine (PRP)
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Fellowship: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, Interventional Spine, 2021
Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2020
Medical Degree: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, Doctor of Medicine, 2016
Undergraduate Degree: Clemson University, Clemson, SC, Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, 2011
Memberships & Recognition
- Georgia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
- Spine Intervention Society
- North American Spine Society
- American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- 2022 Spine Intervention Society- "Success rate of advancing from medial branch blocks to radiofrequency ablation in the setting of moderate to severe central spinal stenosis." Atrium Health- Wake Forest Baptist.
- 2019-2020 UNC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Day- “Using Modifiable Risk Factors for Predicting the Efficacy of Lumbar Spine Injections.” Provided talk to faculty, visiting scholars, students and housestaff discussing senior research project.
- 2018 George Sheldon Resident Research Symposium: “Kummell’s Disease: A Complicated Spinal Disorder.” Presented poster of a case report with a rare spine condition. Co-Authors: Daniel Areson & Enrique Galang, UNC Hospitals. UNC Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- 2018 Pain Society of the Carolinas: “Kummell’s Disease: A Complicated Spinal Disorder.” Presented poster of a case report with a rare spine condition. Co-Authors: Daniel Areson & Enrique Galang. UNC Hospitals, UNC Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
- 2018 American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Annual Assembly- “Use of Myoelectric Arms in Quadrimembral Amputee: A Case Report.” Co-Author: Britney Tsui. UNC Hospitals. UNC Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
- Summer Research Training for Minority Medical Students- Conducted clinical research on home blood pressure monitoring on post-ischemic stroke patients under the supervision of Dr. Dan Lackland at the Medical University of South Carolina in the Department of Neurosciences.
- 2013 MUSC Student Research Day- “Effects of Home Blood Pressure Monitoring on Recurrent Stroke”
- Excellence in Cardiovascular Sciences- Conducted research on apolipoprotein A-I Milano under the supervision of Dr. Mary Sorci-Thomas in this summer undergraduate internship at Wake Forest School of Medicine in the Department of Pathology/Lipid Sciences.
- 2011 Wake Forest University School of Medicine Summer Research Symposium- “The Cloning and Expression of Apolipoprotein A-I Containing a Double Cysteine Mutation Using the IMPACT Kit”
In his spare time, Dr. Franklin enjoys spending time with his wife, traveling & exploring the Atlanta area. He also enjoys staying up to date with the latest advances in medical research, mentoring students, lecturing & giving back to the community.
Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
OrthoAtlanta Surgery Center- Austell
Member of the Piedmont Clinic