Dr. Frank Falco, age 60, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2023, after a long illness. He was born on March 18, 1962, in Norristown, PA to his loving parents Mary and Michael Falco (both deceased).
Frank graduated from Plymouth Whitemarsh High School and received a Chemical Engineering degree from Villanova University. He then decided to go into the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, getting his M.D. from Temple University Medical School. He served as chief resident during his time as a resident at Temple. He went on to complete fellowships in the field of pain management, eventually practicing in MD, DE, and FL.
Frank quickly became a leader in his field. He was very active, serving at one point as the President of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, authored dozens of medical articles, and chapters on spinal disorders, and was a speaker on advances in the management of interventional pain medical procedures. In 2020, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.
As much as Frank achieved in his career, he will be most remembered for his love for his patients, the fellows he mentored and his family.
Upon Frank’s passing, a group of fellows shared their experiences working with Frank. “I am eternally grateful to have learned and worked with him. He will live on through all of us." “There is always a little piece of Dr. Falco present when I care for my patients.” “When Frank entered a room, he brought smiles and laughter to all of us and his personality filled the room.” "He was instrumental in developing many pain practitioners today who continue to lead the field."" He also taught me how to be a better doctor, and most of all, a better human being."
Frank’s sincere, caring nature came natural to him. He would spend the first 15 minutes with a patient checking in to see how their families were doing. He would often run behind schedule and see patients late into the evening. However, neither the staff nor the patient minded because it was worth the wait for the quality care received, and sometimes, he made it fun by ordering Pizza’s for them.
He will be truly missed.
Frank is survived by his wife, Regina; his son, Andrew and his daughter, Isabella; brother, Michael and sister, Adrianna.
All of those he loved and touched deeply.
A viewing will be from 6:00PM until 8:00PM on Sunday, January 15, 2023 and from 9:30AM until 10:30AM on Monday, January 16, 2023 at the LONGWOOD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION of MATTHEW GENEREUX, 913 East Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11:00AM on Monday, January 16, 2023 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Kennett Square.
Memorial donations in his honor may be made to: Perelman School of Medicine, Univ. of Penn., Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, Marian S. Ware Alzheimers Program, 3600 Spruce St., Maloney Bldg., 3rd Fl., Phila., PA 19104.