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Ian Frank, MD

Ian Frank, MD Physician

Director, Anti-Retroviral Clinical Research Director, Clinical Core, Penn Center for AIDS Research Professor of Psychiatry Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Frank is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Ian Frank

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2004 - 2012, 2014 - 2017, and 2019

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2018

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 1992
  • Internal Medicine, 1983

Clinical Expertise:

  • AIDS
  • Anal Pap Smear
  • Antiretroviral Salvage Therapy
  • Aspergillosis
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • C. Difficile (Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea)
  • Cellulitis
  • Encephalitis
  • Fever of Unknown Origin
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Fungal Meningitis
  • Fungemia
  • Genital Warts (Condyloma Acuminatum)
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
  • Histoplasmosis
  • HIV and AIDS
  • HPV Vaccination
  • Human Papilloma Virus
  • Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination
  • Joint Infection
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphogranuloma Venereum
  • Malaria
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Meningitis
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Menningococcal Vaccine
  • MMR Vaccine
  • Mycobacterium
  • Mycobacterium Avium Complex
  • Mycoplasma
  • Mycosis
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Polio Vaccination
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
  • Shingles
  • Shingles Vaccination
  • Staph Infection
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Syphilis
  • Transplant Related Infection
  • Travel Medicine
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Travelers' Diarrhea
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Tuberculosis Testing
  • Typhoid Fever Vaccination
  • Viral Encephalitis
  • Viral Meningitis
  • Wound Infection
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School
Residency: Saint Joseph's Medical Center
Residency: Graduate Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group, National American Association for the Advancement of Science, National American Society of Microbiology, National HIV Vaccine Trials Network, International Infectious Diseases Society of America, International International AIDS Society, International National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Frank is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

HIV vaccinology, prevention, treatment, pathogenesis

Selected Publications:

Li SS, Gilbert PB, Carpp LN, Pyo CW, Janes H, Fong Y, Shen X, Neidich SD, Goodman D, deCamp A, Cohen KW, Ferrari G, Hammer SM, Sobieszczyk ME, Mulligan MJ, Buchbinder SP, Keefer MC, DeJesus E, Novak RM, Frank I, McElrath MJ, Tomaras GD, Geraghty DE, Peng X: Fc Gamma Receptor Polymorphisms Modulated the Vaccine Effect on HIV-1 Risk in the HVTN 505 HIV Vaccine Trial J Virol 93 (21): 2019.

Neidich SD, Fong Y, Li SS, Geraghty DE, Williamson BD, Young WC, Goodman D, Seaton KE, Shen X, Sawant S, Zhang L, deCamp AC, Blette BS, Shao M, Yates NL, Feely F, Pyo CW, Ferrari G, Frank I, Karuna ST, Swann EM, Mascola JR, Graham BS, Hammer SM, Sobieszczyk ME, Corey L, Janes HE, McElrath MJ, Gottardo R, Gilbert PB, Tomaras GD: Antibody Fc effector functions and IgG3 associate with decreased HIV-1 risk J Clin Invest : pii: 126391,2019.

Rouphael NG, Morgan C, Li SS, Jensen R, Sanchez B, Karuna S, Swann E, Sobieszczyk ME, Frank I, Wilson GJ, Tieu HV, Maenza J, Norwood A, Kobie J, Sinangil F, Pantaleo G, Ding S, McElrath MJ, De Rosa SC, Montefiori DC, Ferrari G, Tomaras GD, Keefer MC: DNA priming and gp120 boosting induces HIV-specific antibodies in a randomized clinical trial J Clin Invest : 2019.

Del Alcazar D, Wang Y, He C, Wendel BS, Del Río-Estrada PM, Lin J, Ablanedo-Terrazas Y, Malone MJ, Hernandez SM, Frank I, Naji A, Reyes-Terán G, Jiang N, Su LF: Mapping the Lineage Relationship between CXCR5 and CXCR5 CD4 T Cells in HIV-Infected Human Lymph Nodes Cell reports 28 (12): 3047-3060.e7,2019.

Ashare RL, Thompson M, Serrano K, Leone F, Metzger D, Frank I, Gross R, Hole A, Mounzer K, Collman RG, Wileyto EP, Schnoll R: Placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial testing the efficacy and safety of varenicline for smokers with HIV Drug Alcohol Depend 200 : 26-33,2019.

Schnoll RA, Thompson M, Serrano K, Leone F, Metzger D, Frank I, Gross R, Mounzer K, Tyndale RF, Weisbrot J, Meline M, Collman RG, Ashare RL: Brief Report: Rate of Nicotine Metabolism and Tobacco Use Among Persons With HIV: Implications for Treatment and Research J Acquir Immune Defic 80 (2): e36-e40,2019.

Elizaga ML, Li SS, Kochar NK, Wilson GJ, Allen MA, Tieu Hong VN, Frank I, Sobieszczyk ME, Cohen KW, Sanchez B, Latham TE, Clarke DK, Egan MA, Eldridge JH, Hannaman D, Xu R, Ota-Setlik A, McElrath MJ, Hay CM, NIAID HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) 087 Study Team: Safety and tolerability of HIV-1 multiantigen pDNA vaccine given with IL-12 plasmid DNA via electroporation, boosted with a recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus HIV Gag vaccine in healthy volunteers in a randomized, controlled clinical trial PloS One 13 (9): e0202753,2018.

Murray MI, Markowitz M, Frank I, Grant RM, Mayer KH, Hudson KJ, Stancil BS, Ford SL, Patel P, Rinehart AR, Spreen WR, Margolis DA: Satisfaction and acceptability of cabotegravir long-acting injectable suspension for prevention of HIV: Patient perspectives from the ECLAIR trial HIV Clin Trials 19 (4): 129-138,2018.

Buggert M, Nguyen S, Salgado-Montes de Oca G, Bengsch B, Darko S, Ransier A, Roberts ER, Del Alcazar D, Brody IB, Vella LA, Beura L, Wijeyesinghe S, Herati RS, Del Rio Estrada PM, Ablanedo-Terrazas Y, Kuri-Cervantes L, Sada Japp A, Manne S, Vartanian S, Huffman A, Sandberg JK, Gostick E, Nadolski G, Silvestri G, Canaday DH, Price DA, Petrovas C, Su LF, Vahedi G, Dori Y, Frank I, Itkin MG, Wherry EJ, Deeks SG, Naji A, Reyes-Terán G, Masopust D, Douek DC, Betts MR: Identification and characterization of HIV-specific resident memory CD8 T cells in human lymphoid tissue Sci Immunol 3 (24): 2018.

Kolomeyer AM, Murphy KM, Traband A, Frank I, Kim BJ: BETA-D-GLUCAN TESTING IN PATIENTS WITH FUNGAL ENDOPHTHALMITIS Retina 38 (4): 650-659,2018.

Academic Contact Info

502 Johnson Pavilion
3610 Hamilton Walk 6073

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6073
Phone: (215) 662-7419
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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