Meet Deborah Frank

September 30, 2014 by

Faculty Member: Deborah Frank, M.D., Ph.D.

Division: Pediatric Critical Care

Start Date: July 1, 2014

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

PhD: University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science (Biomedical Engineering)

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, University of Utah School of Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care, University of Utah School of Medicine I did a postdoctoral fellowship in Human Molecular Biology and Genetics (Cardiac Development at the University of Utah. I was also a Visiting Fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care), Philadelphia, PA Research

Interests: Cardiac and cardiac conduction system development, growth and nutrition for infants with congenital cardiac defects

Proudest/greatest achievement outside of the professional realm?
I am extremely proud of my two children. Sarah is a 17 year old high school senior who is completing her senior year in Salt Lake City, and spent the summer doing volunteer work in Cajamarca, Peru. Carter is a 13 year old middle school student interested in technology, music, and sports. He has embraced our recent move with an adventurous and easy-going spirit, and was my navigator for our cross-country drive this summer. They are both growing up to be well rounded and independent individuals.

What are you usually doing on the weekend or during time off?
I like to be a mom and attend soccer, hockey, and lacrosse games and swimming and track meets. I also enjoy riding my bike – either on the roads or trails.

Best advice anyone ever gave you?
If you wait for the perfect time – it will never happen.” This was in reference to having kids while a medical/graduate student – but it applies to so many situations.

What about you would surprise us?
I like to watch college football – especially the Oregon Ducks.

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Deborah Frank, M.D., Ph.D.

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