Franklin Rimell, MD MSc., is a board-certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon who specializes in Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat disorders, as well as both pediatric and adult chronic ear disease and airway surgeries.
Dr. Rimell is a native of Missouri and completed Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency training at the University of Minnesota. He then finished a National Institute of Health research training program in Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat disorders at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and remained on staff there until returning back to the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Rimell started and grew Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of Minnesota into a large program that now has a nationally recognized fellowship training program. He has been responsible for training over 100 Otolaryngologists in Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat during his tenure. With his adult children now both living in California, Dr. Rimell and his wife of over 25 years have recently moved to southern California and joined the practice.
Additionally, Dr. Rimell has been involved in many federally sponsored research studies and has over 60 peer reviewed medical publications including major publications in the Journal of the American Medical Association as well as 11 book chapters in pediatric ear nose and throat disorders. Dr. Rimell has served on several national committees for the American Academy of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery and the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology as well as serving on community boards that support pediatric hearing. He has also been the medical director of two medical companies. Dr. Rimell has received a Certificate of Honor from the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Teaching Awards from the University of Minnesota and serves as a reviewer for several medical journals.