A native of Drexel in the foothills of North Carolina, Dr. Franklin attended North Carolina State University graduating with a BS in engineering in 2003, a BA in chemistry in 2007 and a Masters of Physiology in 2008. He completed medical school at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in 2012 and went on to complete his family medicine residency and a primary care sports medicine fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He became involved in the NCAFP’s advocacy efforts as a resident at Wake Forest and has served on the Board of Directors for the last several years. Dr. Franklin practices family medicine and sports medicine at Raleigh Medical Group/Cary Medical Group in Raleigh, while also working at NC State University as a team physician. He is active in academic and clinical research and many advocacy projects. Dr. Franklin and his wife have a son and two daughters and live in Raleigh.