Franklin Evaristo Caldera, D.O., M.B.A

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Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Department: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Contact information
Pennsylvania Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine
1800 Lombard Street/1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Office: 215 833 2916
BS (Biology)
Binghamton University, 1998.
DO (Osteopathic Medicine)
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2002.
MBA (Business Administration)
New York Institute of Technology, 2002.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Appointed Chief Medical Officer at University of Pennsylvania Department of Physical Medicine and REhabiliation, where my responsibilities include seeing patients and overseeing consults and assuring proper placement. Being point of contact for several services to assure expedient transfer to proper rehab facilities. Teaching residents about general rehab topics such as TBI, SCI, and neuromuscular medicine. I am also in charge of UBCLS at PEnn Rehab and improving quality of patient care through the weekly quality meetings.

Appointed Associate professor of PM&R. I have a subspecialty in Pain Medicine and am a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. I also have expertise in performing Diagnostic and intervention Musculoskeletal Ultrasound along with fluoroscopic guided lumbar spine interventions. I also perform nerve conduction studies and EMG to help diagnose patients with nerve pathologies.

Selected Publications

Caldera F Zhang Y et al: Cell Therapy for the Degenerating Intervertebral Disc. Translational Research. Translational research: The Journal of laboratory and clinical medicine. 2016 PMID: 27986604. The Journal of laboratory and clinical medicine January 2017.

Plastaras C, McCormick Z, Nguyen C, Rho M, Nack SH, Roth D, Casey E, Carneiro K, Cucchiara A, Press J, McLean J, Caldera F.: Is Hip Abduction Strength Asymmetry Present in Female Runners in the Early Stages of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? Am J Sports Med 44(1): 105-12, Jan 2016 Notes: doi: 10.1177/0363546515611632.

Caldera F, Fang J.: Ultrasound Diagnosis of Proximal Phalanx Fractures. AAPM&R Online Case Study, MSK Case #43. October 2014. Oct 2014.

Caldera F, Tingen A.: Left sided upper extremity pain and swelling after cervical injection. AAPM&R Online Case Study, MSK Case #39, August 2014, Page: MSK case #39, Aug 2014.

Chen DJ, Caldera FE, Kim W.: Acute achilles tendinopathy diagnosed with ultrasound. AM J Phys Med Rehab. 93(6): 548-9, June 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1097/PHM.0b013e318296dbcc.

Chen DJ, Caldera FE, Kim W.: Diagnosing Adductor Muscle Avulsion at the Symphysis Pubis with Ultrasound. Am J Phys Med Rehab 93(4): 346-8, Apr 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000000.

Marciniak C, Caldera F, Welty L, Lai J, Lento P, Feldman E, Sered H, Sayeed Y, Plastaras C.: High-resolution median nerve sonographic measurements: correlations with median nerve conduction studies in healthy adults. J Ultrasound Med 32(12): 2091-8, Dec 2013 Notes: doi: 10.7863/ultra.32.12.2091.

Caldera F, Gottwald E.: Bilateral Forearm pain with exertion. Case AAPM&R Case of the Month, MSK Case #35. September 2013, MSK #35, Sept 2013.

Caldera F, Woojin Kim: Left sided groin pain and Left sided lower abdominal pain. AAPM&R Case of the Month, MSK Case #27. July 2127, July 2012.

Caldera F, Song J.: Chiari I malformation in a young man with neck pain. ConsultantLive; Consultant Live, July 2012.

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