Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Colin K Franz, MD, PhD

Colin K Franz, MD, PhD

Instructor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Focus of Work

Bio

The goal of regenerative medicine is to boost innate repair processes and/or to replace tissues in order to improve function. Incorporation of regenerative principles into practice arguably has more relevance for the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation than any other medical specialty. I am at the forefront of this movement as a Physiatrist-Scientist with expertise in neuromuscular disease, gene therapy, and disease modeling with induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS). In the clinic, I m...[Read full text]The goal of regenerative medicine is to boost innate repair processes and/or to replace tissues in order to improve function. Incorporation of regenerative principles into practice arguably has more relevance for the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation than any other medical specialty. I am at the forefront of this movement as a Physiatrist-Scientist with expertise in neuromuscular disease, gene therapy, and disease modeling with induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS). In the clinic, I mostly see patients with neuromuscular disease, nerve injuries as well as perform peripheral nerve electrophysiology tests (i.e. electromyography/nerve conduction studies). In the laboratory, I use a combination of molecular, biochemical, and electrophysiological assays to study Regenerative Rehabilitation with a focus on human stem cell-based models.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • PhD: Dalhousie University, Anatomy (2007)
  • MD: University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine (2012)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Emory University, Neurosurgery (2007)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine, Canada, Neuroscience (2012)
  • Internship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital), Medicine (2013)
  • Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2015)

Contact

312/503-3636

Abbott Hall Suite 1022
710 N Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60611

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