Franklin Randall Polun, D.P.M.

Headshot of Franklin Randall Polun
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery


Bunions, Chronic Pain, Diabetic Foot Care, Fibromyalgia, Foot and Ankle, Joint Replacement, Orthotics, Podiatry, Sports Medicine more


National Capital Foot and Ankle Center

Appointment Phone: 301-983-8202
12400 Park Potomac Avenue
Suite R-2
Potomac, MD 20854 map


Dr. Polun's area of clinical expertise includes foot and ankle surgery, laser treatment for fungal toenails, laser therapy for chronic foot pain, and customized foot orthotics. Dr. Polun is an advocate for healthy lifestyles and exercise, and has also served as a volunteer on staff doctor for youth sporting events. In 2014, the National Consumer Advisory Board named Dr. Polun one of America’s Best Podiatrists. more


  • Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Departments / Divisions

  • Surgery at Suburban Hospital



  • DPM; Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (1985)


  • Podiatric Surgery; St John Hospital and Medical Center (1986)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery~* (Podiatrist) (1989)

Activities & Honors


  • Named one of America’s Best Podiatrists in 2014 by the National Consumer Advisory Board.
  • Featured in November 2013 issue, Inside Potomac Magazine
  • Recognized as Top Podiatrist in January/February 2013, Bethesda Magazine
  • Recognized as Top Podiatrist in June 2012 issue, Washingtonian Magazine
  • Recognized as a Top Expert in Sports Medicine in the January 2010 issue, Washingtonian Magazine
  • Named the Best Podiatristin January / February 2009 issue., Bethesda Magazine


  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • American Podiatric Sports Medicine
  • Maryland Podiatric Association

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

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