Franklin Farmer, MBA, CSSBB, MT(ASCP)

Adjunct Instructor
Department of Health Policy and Management
Associate Chair for Administration
Department of Emergency Medicine, UNC School of Medicine
Physician’s Office Building, 1st Floor, Rm. 1118
CB #7597
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7597


Franklin has been with the UNC Health Care System and then the UNC School of Medicine since 2001 and is the Associate Chair for Administration for the Department of Emergency Medicine.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s in Business Administration from Elon University. He began his career in the UNC hospital labs and held positions in the Quality Department before managing five of the health care system’s hospital based clinics.  

Currently as Associate Chair, Franklin has a diverse range of responsibilities that ensure the Emergency Department continues to meet and expand their clinical, education and research goals. In addition to his Emergency Medicine responsibilities, Franklin has taught in the Health Policy and Management program at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health since 2009.


  • BS, Clinical Laboratory Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001
  • MBA, Business, Elon University, 2008