Frank J. E. Falco, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 
Interventional Pain Management

Dr. Frank J. E. Falco is an innovative pioneer and widely-recognized expert in the field of pain medicine and spinal disorders. Quadruple board certified and licensed to practice medicine in several states, he is the Founder and Medical Director of Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain Physicians, a nationally recognized medical practice providing advanced treatment options for spine and chronic pain related disorders.


Dr. Falco graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Villanova University and received the Dean’s Awards for Academic Excellence and Meritorious Service. He then attended and graduated from Temple University School of Medicine, earning a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1988 and awarded the Dorthea Daniels Glass MD Award.


Following his four-year physical medicine and rehabilitation residency as Chief Resident at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Falco completed two fellowships in spine and sports medicine; first with Southeastern Orthopedic Associates in Pensacola, FL followed by Georgia Spine & Sports Physicians in Smyrna, GA.

Dr. Falco founded Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain Physicians in January 1995. For 20 years, he served as the Pain Medicine Fellowship Director at Temple University Hospital. He was also an Adjunct Associate Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Temple for five years and served as a Residency Faculty Member for the University of Delaware.


Nationally recognized in the field of pain medicine and spinal disorders, Dr. Frank has authored countless medical articles and book chapters and has traveled nationally and internationally to lecture on the topics of pain management, spinal disorders, spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal pain pumps, endoscopic lumbar discectomies, vertebral augmentation, and more. He has also received numerous awards for his medical work, including named Top Doctor, “Best Pain Management Physician in America,” by two prestigious organizations, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and Becker’s ASC Review. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dr. Falco among the top 1% (top 54 doctors in the nation) for pain management and he was the only pain doctor listed as one of 12 Delaware physicians from all specialties ranked in the top 1% nationwide.


Aside from his practice, Dr. Falco serves as an expert witness in physical medicine and rehabilitation and performs additional medical legal work including defense and independent medical examinations, workmen’s compensation, and personal injury cases.



  • Delaware

  • Maryland

  • Pennsylvania


Education & Training:

  • Fellowship in Spine and Sports Medicine: Georgia Spine & Sports Physicians

  • Fellowship in Spine and Sports Medicine: Southeastern Orthopedic Associates

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency: Chief Resident, Temple University Hospital

  • Internship: Intern of the Year, St. Luke’s Hospital

  • Doctor of Medicine: Temple University School of Medicine (Dorthea Daniels Glass MD Award)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering: Villanova University (Magna Cum Laude, Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Dean’s Award for Meritorious Service)


Honors & Awards:

  • Top Doctor U.S. News & World Report (2011-2018)

  • Delaware Today Magazine Top Doctors

  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors

  • America’s Top Doctors®, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. (2009- 2018)

  • Delaware Today Top Doctors, Pain Management (2011, 2012, 2017)

  • Strathmore’s Who's Who (Lifetime 2012, Roundtable 2011, Professional of the Year 2010)

  • Top Doctor, Becker’s ASC Reviews (2011, 2012)

  • Best Doctors in America (2009, 2010)

  • Vitals® Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009)

  • Excellence in Research Writing, Association of Academic Physiatrists (1992)

  • Temple University Hospital’s Chief Resident (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992)

  • Intern of the Year, St. Luke’s Hospital (1989)

  • Dorothea Daniels Glass, M.D. Award, Temple University (1988)

  • Magna Cum Laude, Villanova University (1984)

  • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Villanova University (1984)

  • Dean’s Award for Meritorious Service, Villanova University (1984)


Professional Distinctions: 

  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (Board and Life Member, Past President)

  • DE Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (Vice President and Past President)

  • International Cellular Medicine Society (Founding Member and Board Member)

  • Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers (Board Member)

  • 6th Richard W. Stowe Ph.D. Visiting Lectureship, Ohio State University


Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

  • American Medical Association

  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

  • American Stem Cell Association

  • DE Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

  • Maryland State Medical Society (MedChi)

  • Medical Society of Delaware

  • PA Medical Society

  • SpineUniverse


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