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

Research Interests

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


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Pediatrics - Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Divisions: Pediatric Critical Care

Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Ped Cardiology)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Crit Care Med)
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)

Academic Office Information

  • (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 History

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