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

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pennsylvania
Chief Medical Officer, Penn Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
Department: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Contact information
Pennsylvania Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine
1800 Lombard Street/1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Office: 215 833 2916
Education:
BS (Biology)
Binghamton University, 1998.
MBA (Business Administration)
New York Institute of Technology, 2002.
DO (Osteopathic Medicine)
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2002.
Post-Graduate Training
Medical Intern (PGY1), Saint Clare's Hospital, New York, NY, 2002-2003.
Resident (PGY2 and 3) Rehabilitation, Metropolitan Hospital, New York, NY, 2003-2005.
Chief Resident, Metropolitan Hospital, New York, NY, 2005-2006.
Certifications
Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2007.
American Board of Pain Medicine, 2010.
ARDMS Certificate MSK Ultrasound, 2014.
Successful maintenance of certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2015.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Appointed Assistant 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 assistant 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

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. http://me.aapmr.org. 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, http://me.aapmr.org 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, http://me.e-aapmr.org/topic_MSK.aspx 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, http://me.e-aapmr.org/CaseStudies.aspx. July 2012.

Caldera F, Song J.: Chiari I malformation in a young man with neck pain. ConsultantLive;http://www.consultantlive.com/nervous-system-diseases/content/article/10162/2046148. Consultant Live, July 2012.

Mariani C, Caldera FE, Kim W.: Ultrasound verses magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of an acute hamstring tear. PM R 4(2): 154-5, Feb 2012 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2011.09.010.

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