Suzanne Franki, M.D.

Suzanne Franki, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Robley Rex VA Medical Center
Department of Veterans Affairs


Dr. Franki received her Bachelor's Degree in 2002, from the University of Rochester, in New York.  In 2009, she received her Medical Degree from Indiana University School of Medicine.  She completed her General Residency in 2013 at the University of Louisville and completed her Addiction Fellowship at the University of Louisville (2014).

Dr. Franki holds a full and unrestricted medical license in the state of Kentucky and is Board Certified in Psychiatry.  She has an active DEA prescribing license and an active Buprenorphine Waiver.

Dr. Franki was a Scholarship Recipient in the Kentucky Society of Addiction Medicine in 2014.  She was Chief Resident from 2012 - 2013, was the recipient of the Distinguished Laughlin Fellow award in 2013, was a Resident Member for the Internal Review Committee (2011 - 2012), and received the Inpatient Psychiatry Award as a 2nd-year resident.  She also won the Veteran Administration Resident Award in 2011, which is awarded to a single 2nd or 3rd year resident for excellence in psychiatric care of Veterans.  She served as Education Chair in the the Psychiatry Department at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2010.

In medical school, she won the Richter Scholarship in Child Psychiatry Award (2008), Mary H. Anderson, M.D. Family Scholarship (2005 - 2009), and the Nancy Roeske Memorial Scholarship in 2005.

Dr. Franki is a current member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the Kentucky Society of Addiction Medicine, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Franki has presented  at annual meetings, including the Kentucky Health Information Management Association Annual Meeting (2014) and the University of Louisville Depression Center Conference (2013).  She has also lead workshops and has done oral and poster presentations in other venues, such as the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting (2013, where she completed 2 workshops).  She also has a published article in the Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology News (2013).