About Dr. Franks

Dr. Steven Franks comes to Family Dermatology, p.c. with a very full and exceptional career in Dermatology. He is a Massachusetts native, completing all of his education in state.  Dr. Franks graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine.  Steven Franks, MD  This was followed by a medical internship at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton. After serving as a Captain and General Medical Officer in the U.S. Army, where he was active duty in Vietnam and Boston, he completed a residency in Dermatology at the State University of Buffalo.

Prior to joining Family Dermatology, p.c., Dr. Franks practiced dermatology in Concord, Westford, Marlborough, Westborough, Leominster and Worcester, where he was also Chief of Dermatology at Memorial Hospital. He continues to give lectures to hospital staff and physicians. Dr. Franks does several skin screenings each year and lectures various professional groups on skin care and skin cancer awareness.

Dr. Franks has been published in medical journals including Cutis and Archives of Dermatology and provided a chapter to Decker’s Introduction to Clinical Medicine. He also served as Editor of the Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology Newsletter for five years.

Dr. Franks is certified by the American Board of Dermatology in Dermatology

Dr. Franks' personal interests include golfing, dogs, humor and the history of religion.

Board Certifications
Diplomat, The American Board of Dermatology, 1977, Recertified 1999
Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners

Hospital AffiliationsDr. Franks pediatric and general dermatology
Emerson Hospital, Concord
UMass Medical Center, Worcester
Marlborough Hospital
Lowell General Hospital, Lowell

Academic Appointments
Medical University of SC, Assistant Professor, 2000-2001
University of Massachusetts Medical School,
Assistant Professor, 1978-2000

Professional Societies & Memberships
Fellow American Academy of Dermatology (F.A.A.D.)
Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology (President, 1992-1993)
American Medical Association
New England Dermatological Society
Massachusetts Medical Society