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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