Welcome Aaron Franke, MD – thoracic oncology

We’d like to welcome Aaron Franke, MD, MS to the division.

Aaron J. Franke, MD, MS

He is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. Franke received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Florida State University and his medical degree from Saba University School of Medicine in the Dutch Caribbean where he graduated summa cum laude. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at University of Florida where he was recognized as the exemplary mentor of the year.

He most recently completed his fellowship in Hematology & Medical Oncology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa. During fellowship, Dr. Franke grew his passion for learning, teaching and the importance of adapting a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and medical education. He served as one of the inaugural founding members and co-directors of Moffitt’s Multidisciplinary Leadership Journal Club.

Here at UF Health, Dr. Franke focuses on thoracic oncology, seeing patients with lung cancer. He serves as the Associate Research Lead for the Thoracic Cancers Disease Site Group at UF Health Cancer Center. His clinical and research interests focus on Thoracic and Head & Neck malignancies. He aims to conduct industry-sponsored, and investigator initiated clinical trials, as well as participate in large oncology clinical trial cooperative group efforts to expand patient access to promising novel targeted and immunotherapeutic agents for patients with advanced lung cancer.

Dr. Franke is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology and Hematology. He is a member of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), American Society of Hematology (ASH), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO). He also earned the rank of Eagle Scout with Scouts BSA