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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 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, and 2014 - 2017

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.

Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 1992
  • Internal Medicine, 1983

Clinical Expertise:

  • HIV and AIDS
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health (LGBT)

Description of Clinical Expertise

HIV and AIDS, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health (LGBT)

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
  • 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
  • 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 Investigator Initiated Program Project Review Committee, ZAI1 JBS-A, National National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Centers for AIDS Research and Developmental Center for AIDS Research Meeting, ZAI1 JRR-A (J3) study section, 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:

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.

Meyers K, Rodriguez K, Brill AL, Wu Y, La Mar M, Dunbar D, Koblin B, Margolis D, Sobieszczyk ME, Van Tieu H, Frank I, Markowitz M, Golub SA: Lessons for Patient Education Around Long-Acting Injectable PrEP: Findings from a Mixed-Method Study of Phase II Trial Participants AIDS Behav 22 (4): 1209-1216,2018.

Abdel-Mohsen M, Kuri-Cervantes L, Grau-Exposito J, Spivak AM, Nell RA, Tomescu C, Vadrevu SK, Giron LB, Serra-Peinado C, Genescà M, Castellví J, Wu G, Del Rio Estrada PM, González-Navarro M, Lynn K, King CT, Vemula S, Cox K, Wan Y, Li Q, Mounzer K, Kostman J, Frank I, Paiardini M, Hazuda D, Reyes-Terán G, Richman D, Howell B, Tebas P, Martinez-Picado J, Planelles V, Buzon MJ, Betts MR, Montaner LJ: CD32 is expressed on cells with transcriptionally active HIV but does not enrich for HIV DNA in resting T cells Sci Transl Med 10 (437): 2018.

Fong Y, Shen X, Ashley VC, Deal A, Seaton KE, Yu C, Grant SP, Ferrari G, deCamp AC, Bailer RT, Koup RA, Montefiori D, Haynes BF, Sarzotti-Kelsoe M, Graham BS, Carpp LN, Hammer SM, Sobieszczyk M, Karuna S, Swann E, DeJesus E, Mulligan M, Frank I, Buchbinder S, Novak RM, McElrath MJ, Kalams S, Keefer M, Frahm NA, Janes HE, Gilbert PB, Tomaras GD: Modification of the Association Between T-Cell Immune Responses and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Infection Risk by Vaccine-Induced Antibody Responses in the HVTN 505 Trial J Infect Dis 217 (8): 1280-1288,2018.

Tsima B, Ratcliffe SJ, Schnoll R, Frank I, Kolson DL, Gross R: Is Tobacco Use Associated with Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Individuals with HIV? Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care 17 : 2325958218768018,2018.

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 Christine M: 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.

Li SS, Kochar NK, Elizaga M, Hay CM, Wilson GJ, Cohen KW, De Rosa SC, Xu R, Ota-Setlik A, Morris D, Finak G, Allen M, Tieu HV, Frank I, Sobieszczyk ME, Hannaman D, Gottardo R, Gilbert PB, Tomaras GD, Corey L, Clarke DK, Egan MA, Eldridge JH, McElrath MJ, Frahm N; NIAID HIV Vaccine Trials Network: DNA Priming Increases Frequency of T-Cell Responses to a Vesicular Stomatitis Virus HIV Vaccine with Specific Enhancement of CD8+ T-Cell Responses by Interleukin-12 Plasmid DNA Clinical and Vaccine Immunology 24 (11): e00263-17,2017.

Mayer Kenneth H, Seaton Kelly E, Huang Yunda, Grunenberg Nicole, Isaacs Abby, Allen Mary, Ledgerwood Julie E, Frank Ian, Sobieszczyk Magdalena E, Baden Lindsey R, Rodriguez Benigno, Van Tieu Hong, Tomaras Georgia D, Deal Aaron, Goodman Derrick, Bailer Robert T, Ferrari Guido, Jensen Ryan, Hural John, Graham Barney S, Mascola John R, Corey Lawrence, Montefiori David C: Safety, pharmacokinetics, and immunological activities of multiple intravenous or subcutaneous doses of an anti-HIV monoclonal antibody, VRC01, administered to HIV-uninfected adults: Results of a phase 1 randomized trial PLoS medicine 14 (11): e1002435,2017.

Gulick RM, Wilkin TJ, Chen YQ, Landovitz RJ, Amico KR, Young AM, Richardson P, Marzinke MA, Hendrix CW, Eshleman SH, McGowan I, Cottle LM, Andrade A, Marcus C, Klingman KL, Chege W, Rinehart AR, Rooney JF, Andrew P, Salata RA, Siegel M, Manabe YC, Frank I, Ho K, Santana J, Stekler JD, Swaminathan S, McCauley M, Hodder S, Mayer KH: Safety and Tolerability of Maraviroc-Containing Regimens to Prevent HIV Infection in Women: A Phase 2 Randomized Trial Annals of internal medicine 167 (6): 384-393,2017.

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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