Thomas Franko PharmD

Associate Professor, Wilkes University

Dr. Thomas Franko is a 2011 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. He completed a PGY1 residency at the Wilkes-Barre Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. After his residency, he developed a pharmacist-run medication therapy management clinic focused on chronic non-cancer pain at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Dr. Franko joined the faculty at Wilkes University in 2013 with a focus in pain management and substance use disorder. While at Wilkes, Dr. Franko authored several papers on innovative education methodologies for pain management, opioid use, and pharmacist involvement with naloxone. He is the advisor for the Wilkes chapters of Rho Chi and Operation Substance Use Disorder, serves as faculty liaison for SARPH (the pharmacist recovery program for Pennsylvania), and was named a Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champion for Pennsylvania in 2018. He is the current coordinator for the pain, palliative care, and addiction special interest group for the American Pharmacists Association, Region Two Councilor for Rho Chi, and president of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.