Frank A. Killian, M.D.

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Cataracts
  • IOL Implants

Dr. Killian is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the eye, including cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation, laser procedures and medical glaucoma.  He is a native of Asheville, NC and graduated from Davidson College with a B.S. in Biology. He earned his M.D. from Wake Forest University School of Medicine as well as an M.B.A. from the W.F.U. Babcock Graduate School of Management in Winston-Salem, NC. He was recognized as a Gold Humanism Honor Society Scholar and received the Robert N. White Award for his research in health care management. Dr. Killian completed his internship in internal medicine from Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY and his residency in ophthalmology from New York University and Manhattan, Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.

Dr. Killian joined Asheville Eye Associates in 2009 and is currently seeing patients in Franklin and Sylva. He has served on the Macon County Public Health Board since 2011. He is a fifth-generation physician who is proud to continue the family tradition of serving the people of Western North Carolina and Northern Georgia. Dr Killian’s father, the late John H. Killian, M.D., was the first retinal surgeon in WNC.

Dr. Killian and his wife have two children and he enjoys traveling, fly-fishing and snowboarding.

  • Member of American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Member of Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Member of North Carolina Medical Society
  • Member of NC Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Member Jackson and Swain County Medical Society
  • Medical staff of Angel Medical Center
  • Medical staff of Medwest/Harris Regional Hospital

Franklin Office
144 Holly Springs Park Drive
Franklin, NC 28734
Sylva Office
1196 Skyland Drive
Suite 403
Sylva, NC  28779