Jordan Franklin, DPM
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Jordan Walker Franklin earned a degree in psychology at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Dr. Franklin decided to pursue podiatry after learning of its reputation for preventative medicine and its emphasis on surgery and sports medicine. His work as a medical scribe after college enhanced his desire to improve the lives of patients. During his time at California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University, Dr. Franklin was an academic tutor for anatomy and physiology. Fueled by a desire to improve minority representation and inclusion at CSPM, Dr. Franklin became a founding member of Justice and Understanding for future Medical Professionals (JUMP), a student chapter meant to educate on systemic racial inequality and disparities in healthcare. Dr. Franklin also served as Vice President of CSPM’s Student National Podiatric Medical Association and the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine student chapters. Dr. Franklin’s involvement in these chapters in medical school shaped his approach to interacting with and treating patients during residency and forged his desire to become a team podiatrist for a professional sports team following residency. Outside of his work as a podiatric resident, Dr. Franklin enjoys spending time with his family and friends/co-residents, playing and watching sports, enjoying stand-up comedy shows, and traveling.