Sara Franzen, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Pediatrics


Sara Franzen received her medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine, graduating with a distinction in Community Service in 2009. She completed her pediatric residency training at UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center Dallas in 2012 and stayed on to serve as Pediatric Chief Resident from 2012-2013. She has been a Pediatric Hospitalist affiliated with UT Southwestern and Children's since completing her Chief year in summer of 2013.


Medical School St. Louis University Medical School (2009)
Residency Children's Medical Center - GME (2013), Pediatrics

Research Interests

  • Improving continuity between inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Innovative residency education in areas of advocacy, career development, and inpatient pediatric medicine
  • Maternal/infant bonding


  • White Hat Award
    Dallas Pediatric Society and UT Southwestern Pediatric Residency Program (2012)
  • Award for Clinical Excellence
    UT Southwestern Pediatric Residency Program, awarded to 2nd year resident (2011)
  • The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
    Gold Humanism Honor Society, awarded to graduating medical student (2009)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Board of Pediatrics (2012)
  • Texas Medical Board (2011)
  • Texas Pediatric Society (2009)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (2008)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society (2008)