Jeffrey I. Frank, MD
Professor of Neurology and Surgery
Director, Neuromedical/Neurosurgical Intensive Care
Dr. Jeffrey Frank is an internationally recognized leader in the field of neurointensive care and cerebrovascular neurology. At the University of Chicago, he has built one of the most reputable neurointensive care programs in the country. In his clinical and academic programs, Dr. Frank regularly collaborates with leaders in other specialties.
His primary research is related to life-threatening brain-swelling after stroke. He was the lead principal investigator for a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)-sponsored multi-center clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of surgical decompression for brain swelling after stroke. In addition, Dr. Frank has clinical research projects related to intracerebral hemorrhage, neurological prognostication, and brain death.
His clinical research program focuses on:
Currently, Dr. Frank is creating a comprehensive multidisciplinary cerebrovascular, program which will unify physicians and staff committed to the clinical care and advancement of understanding and treating stroke (ischemic and hemorrhagic). He is the chairman of the Critical Care and Emergency Neurology Section of the American Academy of Neurology, chairman of the Early Career Committee of the American Stroke Association, a founder and executive committee member of the Neurocritical Care Society, and an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Center for Advanced Medicine
Year Started Practice
Southern Illinois University, Springfield
Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL
Northwestern University, Chicago
Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
American Academy of Neurology
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Read More About Dr. Frank
Read a PDF of "U of C to Open Dedicated Neurointensive Care Unit"--an article that appeared in Clinical Comment, the medical center's newsletter for physicians.
View a partial list of Dr. Frank's publications through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.