Dr. Frankum graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 1995. He continued his medical training in General Surgery and Colorectal Surgery fellowship in Atlanta GA. He moved to Denver, CO in 2001 and began practice. Outreach to rural hospitals became the primary focus of his career and by 2004 he was practicing in multiple hospitals along the Kansas and Colorado border. Over the last 20 years he has worked in 15 different rural hospitals and is still actively practicing in 10 of them including 2 Denver hospitals.
As a general surgeon, Dr. Frankum performs a range of surgeries, usually focusing on areas and organs of the abdomen. Dr. Frankum utilizes minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgical techniques reducing recovery time and stress on the patient’s body. Colorectal surgeons like Dr. Frankum specialize in the surgical and non-surgical care for structures of the lower digestive system, including the intestines, colon and rectum. Dr. Frankum also treats conditions such as colon and rectal cancer, polyps, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease and hemorrhoids. Other procedures such as hernia repair, gallbladder removal, colonoscopy and gastroscopy are routine procedures that he preforms.
Dr. Frankum lives in Denver with his wife, Kristy and three sons. He enjoys hunting and fishing with his sons. His family spends part of their summer back at their family’s farm in the mountains of North Carolina. His boys are active in high school sports such as hockey and lacrosse. Kristy works as an interior decorator in Denver. Dr Frankum flies via small aircraft to his different work locations.