Joel I Franck Independent Medical Examiner

Contact Information

  • Company: Joel Ira Franck MD PLLC
  • Phone: 850-778-1547
  • Cell: 207-576-1716
  • Fax: 727-286-7738
  • Website: drjoelfranck.com
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Specialty 1: Neurosurgery

Specialty Focus: I am a Boarded Neurosurgeon, in practice since 1979. My interest lies in the Cervical spine, with a focus on whiplash injuries resulting in the Cranio-Cervical Syndrome, Occipital C1-C2 Instability and Herniated Cervical Disc Disease. I treat patients from around the world, am well-published and have held up to 14 patents Neurosurgical patents. Having operated on 4500+ Cervical cases from around the world and testified in 1250 depositions and 30 trials, I am very adept at the IME process.

License(s): Florida

Years in Practice: 40

Experience:
  • 33 years performing IMEs
  • 100 IMEs performed
  • Deposed/Testified 1250 times

Additional Information

I am thoroughly familiar with the Medico-legal liability world and enjoy my close professional relationships with the legal community around the US. My interest in Cervical spine whiplash injuries and my development of specialized outpatient surgical procedures for C1-C2 instability and the Cranio-Cervical Syndrome has resulted in a clinical practice based on attorney referrals. This ideally suits my unique skills in generating objectively validated IME reports that will result in optimal patient care and rapid cost-saving resolution of these complex cases. My CV is available upon request as our legal professional references. To summarize; MIT 1970-73; Rockefeller Graduate School 1973-75; Yale Medical School 1975-1979; Internship and Residency in Neurosurgery in Syracuse SUNY; ABNS Certified 1989. Over 80 publications, worldwide lectures, educating lawyers at conferences, worked at CIA in scientific intelligence.