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Meet Geden Franck, M.D., M.S.: 2023 Black Achievers Awards Honoree Presented By Jack Daniel’s

Get to know Geden Franck, M.D., M.S. and why he’s one of the ten South Florida-based change-makers awarded the inaugural 2023 Black Achievers Award for their outstanding work in their respective fields. The award was created to recognize and celebrate South Florida Black Professionals that are change-makers and trailblazers.

Jack Daniel’s has placed their might behind the inaugural award to bring the inaugural ceremony to life. The brand is committed to highlighting and celebrating Black professionals and entrepreneurs in the South Florida market and is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 2023 Black Achievers Awards.

Who is Geden Franck?

Dr. Geden Franck, is a Sports Medicine Physician for Memorial Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Center who’s Double Board Certified in Sports Medicine and Family Medicine. He currently serves as the Head Team Physician for South Florida’s Only HBCU Florida Memorial University and two other schools, Florida National University and University of Fort Lauderdale. He has also recently been selected as one of the Top Healthcare Professionals in South Florida and an Aspiring Legend. Dr.Franck is also a member of the Miami Dade College Alumni Hall of Fame.

Geden was born and raised in the great state of Miami, as a product of two Haitian immigrants’ dreams to create a better future for their future children. He discovered his passion for medicine while attending Miami Northwestern Senior High School as a student in the Medical Magnet Program. If you ask his mom, she will tell you his first words were “Doctor” but according to Geden, his first words were “Feed Me.”

At Northwestern, playing on the Football Team was a fun distraction but he enjoyed his time in the classroom the most. Following high school, he attended Miami Dade’s Honors College where he graduated Summa Cum Lade from the Honors College before transferring to Emory University. In 2009, he graduated Cum Laude from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and as one of the Top 100 Honorary Seniors. He was then accepted in Florida State University College of Medicine for his Masters and Medical Degree where he officially became Dr. Geden Franck in May of 2014, all while serving as the Class Vice President. He attended Residency at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland.

Geden chose to continue his training and was accepted to the University of Miami Sports Medicine Fellowship. There he served as one of the Sports Medicine Physicians for the University of Miami Athletic Program and Miami Marlins. After graduation, he took a position as Academic faculty and Sports Medicine Director in Houston, Tx, working with medical students, residents and other physicians. He also served as team physician for the University of Houston and Houston Baptist University.

After 2 years as academic faculty in Sports and Exercises Medicine and developing a niche/expertise for Diversity and Inclusion, Underserved communities/ Minority health, he was recruited and decided to move home to Miami. He believes that the opportunity to move back home gave him an opportunity to make an impact in the city and community that raised him. He desires to help fix the equity in medicine by helping to teach and motivate students/patrons of color in the medical field.

Geden prides himself to be a man of ambition who feels that anything can be accomplished through hard work and dedication. He believes that laughter is the best medicine and Service is the Price we pay for the space we occupy. 


To learn more about each of this year’s honorees read Hy-Lo News’ coverage of the Black Achievers Awards.

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