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

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Bio

Dr. Frank received her medical degree from University of Virginia School of Medicine. She then completed her pediatric residency and fellowships in Pediatric Cardiology and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Utah. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah in the Division of Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Frank’s clinical practice is in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Primary Children´s Medical Center. Her research focus is on developmental changes in cardiac gene expression and function and developing translational models for evaluation of peri- and post-operative cardiac support strategies.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Critical Care
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Crit Care Med)
American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Ped Cardiology)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Management of congenital heart disease in the neonate
  • Heart Development

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Critical Care
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Crit Care Med)
American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Ped Cardiology)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-7562 Williams Building
Pediatric Critical Care
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Frank received her medical degree from University of Virginia School of Medicine. She then completed her pediatric residency and fellowships in Pediatric Cardiology and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Utah. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah in the Division of Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Frank’s clinical practice is in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Primary Children´s Medical Center. Her research focus is on developmental changes in cardiac gene expression and function and developing translational models for evaluation of peri- and post-operative cardiac support strategies.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
Visiting Fellow
Fellowship University of Utah, School of Medicine
Pediatric Critical Care
Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Utah, Human Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cardiac Development
Postdoctoral Fellow
Fellowship University of Utah, School of Medicine
Pediatric Cardiology
Fellow
Residency University of Utah, School of Medicine
Pediatrics
Resident
Professional Medical University of Virginia, School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Doctoral Training University of Virginia, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D.
Externship GD Searle and Company, Clinical Medical & Scientific Affairs
Engineering
Externship
Undergraduate Northwestern University
Biomedical Engineering
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Frank DU, Carter KL, Thomas KR, Burr RM, Bakker ML, Coetzee WA, Tristani-Firouzi M, Bamshad MJ, Christoffels VM, Moon A(2012)Lethal arrhythmias in Tbx3-deficient mice reveal extreme dosage sensitivity of cardiac conduction system function and homeostasis.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(3),E154-63
  2. Park EJ, Ogden LA, Talbot A, Evans S, Cai CL, Black BL, Frank DU, Moon A(2006)Required, tissue-specific roles for Fgf8 in outflow tract formation and remodeling.  Development (Cambridge), 133(12),2419-33
  3. Macatee TL, Hammond BP, Arenkiel BR, Francis L, Frank DU, Moon A(2003)Ablation of specific expression domains reveals discrete functions of ectoderm- and endoderm-derived FGF8 during cardiovascular and pharyngeal development.  Development (Cambridge), 130(25),6361-74
  4. Frank DU, Fotheringham LK, Brewer JA, Muglia LJ, Tristani-Firouzi M, Capecchi MR, Moon A(2002)An Fgf8 mouse mutant phenocopies human 22q11 deletion syndrome.  Development (Cambridge), 129(19),4591-603

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