Wayne Franklin is serving his first term as Mayor Pro Tem and City Councilmember. He has lived in West U since 2009. He served as an active member of the West U Parks and Recreation Board from 2013 to 2017, where he was involved with improvements to Colonial Pool and also the fitness course and track around the West U Recreation Center.
Wayne was born in Seattle, WA but was raised in the Bay Area of Northern California, in a town called Orinda. He graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, MA with degrees in Political Science and Chemistry. He then continued on to medical school at UCLA and did his residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Duke University. He moved to Houston in 2001 to train in Adult Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, and St. Luke’s/Texas Heart Institute. He has been part of the Baylor College of Medicine Cardiology Faculty since 2006. He has held several leadership roles at Baylor, including Chief of Cardiology at the Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women since 2013 and as a Faculty Senator from 2014 to 2017.
Wayne and his wife Rachel have been married since 2004.