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Corinna Franklin, MD, AB, FAOA

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Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation


Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

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Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

P.O. Box 208071

New Haven, CT 06520-8071

United States



Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery


Corinna Franklin, MD, is a board-certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeon. She attended college and medical school at Harvard University, followed by residency at the University of Southern California and fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Franklin specializes in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine; her research interests include sex differences in sports medicine as well as the biomechanics of sports injury and recovery.


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Education & Training

Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2012)
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Southern California (2011)
Harvard Medical School (2006)
Howard Hughes Medical Student Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital (2005)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Summer Fellowship
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2002)
Harvard University, Philosophy (2001)


Research at a Glance

Publications Timeline

A big-picture view of Corinna Franklin's research output by year.



  • Sweeney, E., Brna, M., Howell, D., Armento, A., Gilmer, G. and Franklin, C., 2024. Screening for Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport and Female Athlete Triad: A Survey of Pediatric Sports Medicine Professionals. Journal of Women's Sports Medicine, 4(1), pp.30-38.
    Peer-Reviewed Original Research
  • Gilmer, G., Xu, E., Franklin, C., Adams, N. and Rizzone, K., 2024. The Impact of Breasts and Bras on Physical Activity Amongst Women and Girls: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Women's Sports Medicine, 4(1), pp.39-54
    Peer-Reviewed Reviews, Practice Guidelines, Standards, and Consensus Statements


  • Rock Hwang, Rey Ramirez and Corinna C. Franklin. Complications in Orthopaedics: Pediatrics, 2, 18-27 Elsevier; 2023.

Academic Achievements and Community Involvement

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Clinical Care


Corinna Franklin, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, with a particular interest in female athletes. She also cares for young patients with neuromuscular disorders, including cerebral palsy, and fractures.

As a clinician, Dr. Franklin makes listening to her patients a priority, whatever their injury or condition happens to be. “Every patient and family is different, and there may be complicating or mitigating factors that you won’t know about if you don’t take the time to listen and ask,” she says. She makes a special effort to make sure nonbinary and transgender athletes feel comfortable. “I want them to know that I am very happy to help everyone meet their athletic goals.”

Dr. Franklin was in medical school when she decided to pursue orthopaedics. “All the orthopaedic surgeons I worked with seemed happy and fulfilled. They felt they’d had a good career and made an impact in patients’ lives,” she says. “It’s also a constantly evolving field. It’s never static. We’re always coming up with new ways to solve problems.”

Working with athletes is especially rewarding, says Dr. Franklin, a runner herself, because “no one is more eager to get better than an athlete who wants to get back on the field.” This can mean high expectations for both doctor and patient to do their best, she adds, and it’s a pleasure when the care and healing get patients back to doing whatever it is they love.

In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Franklin is interested in research, especially in sex-based differences between male and female athletes, the biomechanics of sports injury risk, and recovery from sports injuries.

Clinical Specialties

Pediatric Orthopedics

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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

    Certification Organization
    AB of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Original Certification Date

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Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

P.O. Box 208071

New Haven, CT 06520-8071

United States


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