David B. Frank, MD, PhD

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David B. Frank, MD, PhD, is an attending physician in the Division of Cardiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pulmonary hypertension, Pulmonary vascular remodeling in embryonic development, Transitional pulmonary circulation, Transplant
Locations: Main Hospital

Phone: 215-590-4040

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Vanderbilt School of Medicine, Nashville, TN


Pediatrics - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatric Cardiology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree

PhD - Vanderbilt School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Swarr DT, Peranteau WH, Pogoriler J, Frank DB, Adzick NS, Hedrick HL, Morley M, Zhou S, Morrisey EE: Novel molecular and phenotypic insights into congenital pulmonary airway malformations. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 197:1328-1339, 2018.

Zacharias WJ, Frank DB, Zepp JA, Morley MP, Alkhaleel FA, Kong J, Zhou S, Cantu E, Morrisey EE. Regeneration of the lung alveolus by an evolutionarily conserved epithelial progenitor. Nature. 2018 Mar 8;555(7695):251-255. doi: 10.1038/nature25786. Epub 2018 Feb 28.