Maria Frank, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Hospital Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Buenos Aires (1998)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Medicine-Hospital Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Associate Director, Department of Medicine, Denevr Health Hospital Authority
  • Hospitalist
  • Medical Director, Bio-Containment Unit, Denver Health Hospital Authority
  • Director, Faculty Development and Advancement, Division of Hospital Medicine
  • Block Director, Human Body Block, CUSOM
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, CUSOM
  • Chair, EXCCEL, DOM

Recognition & Awards

  • Top Hospitalist, American College of Physicians (2018)
  • Golden Stethoscope, Foundations of Doctoring, CUSOM (2017)
  • Rising Star, Department of Medicine, CUSOM (2017)
  • Peak Performer Award, Rocky Mountain Hospital Medicine Symposium (2013)
  • Peak Performer Award, Rocky Mountain Hospital Medicine Symposium (2010)
    Nominated and selected by peers and highlighting clinical excellence

Teaching

  • Block Director, Human Body Bock (2017)
    School of Medicine, University of Colorado - Denver
    I am interested in bringing basic sciences to the bedside and teach clinical application of anatomical knowledge
  • Faculty, Assictant Professor (2010)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
    Bedside Diagnosis, critical thinking
  • Faculty, Associate Professor (2016)
    School of Medicine, Medicine

Publications

  • Frank MG, Croyle C, Beitscher A, Price C. The role of Hospitalists in Bio-Containment Units: A perspective. Journal of Hospital Medicine. J. Hosp.Med.2020 June;15(6):375-377. Published Online First March 18th, 2020. DOI: 10.12788/jhm.3402
  • John H. Beigel, M.D., Kay M. Tomashek, M.D., M.P.H., Lori E. Dodd, Ph.D., Aneesh K. Mehta, M.D., Barry S. Zingman, M.D., Andre C. Kalil, M.D., M.P.H., Elizabeth Hohmann, M.D., Helen Y. Chu, M.D., M.P.H., Annie Luetkemeyer, M.D., Susan Kline, M.D., M.P.H., et.al.; for the ACTT-1 Study Group Members*. Remdesivir for the Treatment of Covid-19 — Preliminary Report. NEJM. May 22, 2020. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2007764.
  • Pfeifer ZD, Frank MG. Individual case: Coxsackievirus B infection. Brief case Reports. ACP Hospitalist. July, 2020
  • Maria Gabriela Frank MD, Cason Pierce MD, Noelle Northcutt MD, Joseph Walker Keach MD, Gerard Salame MD, Rebecca Allyn MD. The Master Clinician’s Elective: Integrating Evidence-Based Physical Examination and Point of Care Ultrasonography in Modern Clinical Medicine. POCUS Journal 2020 July; 5(1):13-19
  • Nepal S, Keniston A, Indovina KA, Frank MG, Stella SA, Quinzanos-Alonso I, McBeth L, Moore SL, Burden M. What Do Patients Want? A Qualitative Analysis of Patient, Provider, and Administrative Perceptions and Expectations about Patients’ Hospital Stays. Journal of Patient Experience. Published online July 2020
  • Kortepeter M, Dierberg K, Shenoy ES, Cieslak TJ, On behalf of the members of the Medical Countermeasures Working Group of the National Ebola Training and Education Center’s (NETEC’s) Special Pathogens Research Network (SPRN): Bhadelia N, Davey R, Evans JD, Frank MG, Grein J, Kraft CS, Kratochvil CJ, Martins K, McLellan S, Measer G, Mehta AK, Raabe V, Risi G, Sauer L, Shenoy ES, Uyeki T. Marburg Virus Disease: a Summary for Clinicians. IJID. Published Online August 3rd, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.07.042
  • Andre C. Kalil, M.D., M.P.H., Thomas F. Patterson, M.D., Aneesh K. Mehta, M.D., Kay M. Tomashek, M.D., M.P.H., Cameron R. Wolfe, M.B., B.S., M.P.H., Varduhi Ghazaryan, M.D., Vincent C. Marconi, M.D., Guillermo M. Ruiz-Palacios, M.D., Lanny Hsieh, M.D., Susan Kline, M.D., Victor Tapson, M.D., Nicole M. Iovine, M.D., Ph.D., Mamta K. Jain, M.D., M.P.H., Daniel A. Sweeney, M.D., Hana M. El Sahly, M.D., Angela R. Branche, M.D., Justino Regalado Pineda, M.D., David C. Lye, M.B., B.S., Uriel Sandkovsky, M.D., Anne F. Luetkemeyer, M.D., Stuart H. Cohen, M.D., Robert W. Finberg, M.D., Patrick E.H. Jackson, M.D., Babafemi Taiwo, M.B., B.S., Catherine I. Paules, M.D., Henry Arguinchona, M.D., Paul Goepfert, M.D., Neera Ahuja, M.D., Maria Frank, M.D., Myoung-don Oh, M.D., et.al.; for the ACTT-2 Study Group Members*. Baricitinib plus Remdesivir for Hospitalized Adults with Covid-19. NEJM. December 11, 2020. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2031994.
  • Frank, M. (2020) Everybody Has a Body: An Internist Experience as an Anatomy Teacher. SGIM Forum 2020; 43 (2): 8-9.
  • Allyn R, Zoucha J, Miller M, Salame G, King M, Notestein N, Van Bockern J, Frank MG. (2020)Chest Tube Management in Hospitalized Patients: An Interdisciplinary Collaborative Approach. SGIM Forum 2020; 43 (3):8,9-11.
  • Leung T; Ali Y; Bishof E; Sosa Belaustegui A; Frank MG. After COVID Peaks: Views From Four Global Regions. Accepted for publication in SGIM Forum 2020; 43 (7):1, 11-12.
  • Samuel Maltby, Maria G Frank. Acute Rhabdomyolysis: A Non-Pulmonary Vaping related Toxicity? Abstracts from the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine. J GEN INTERN MED (2020):360. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-020-05890-3
  • Keniston, A; Nepal, S; Indovina, KA; Frank, MG; Stella, SA; Quinzanos-Alonso, I; McBeth, L; Moore, SL; Burden, M. What Do Patients Want? A Qualitative Analysis Of Patient, Provider, And Administrative Perceptions And Expectations About Patients’ Hospital Stays. Abstract published at Hospital Medicine 2020, Virtual Competition. Journal of Hospital Medicine.
  • Maria G. Frank (contributor). Sir William Osler and the Plague. Sir William Osler: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Charles Bryan, MD. Norman Publishing. Novato, California. 2020. Page 641.
  • Maria G. Frank (contributor). Sir William Osler and Florence R. Sabin. Sir William Osler: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Charles Bryan, MD. Norman Publishing. Novato, California. 2020. Pages 711-712
  • Kortepeter MG, Bhadelia N, Cieslak TJ, Dierberg K, Evans JD, Frank MG, Grein J, Kraft CS, Kratochvil CJ, McLellan S, Mehta AK, Sauer L, Davey RT Jr, Shenoy ES. Development of New Front Line Therapies to Prevent & Treat Endemic Viral Diseases - Lessons Learned Operationalizing the Special Pathogens Research Network During the COVID-19 Outbreak. Military Health Systems Research Symposium. Kissimmee, FL August 24-27, 2020. Virtual presentation of poster as in-person poster was cancelled due to COVID.
  • L Amy Hudson; Salina Wu Whitaker; Maria G. Frank; Julia Roncoroni. Latinx Patients' Preferred Provider Cultural Sensitivity Indicators and their Association with Perceived Quality of Care. National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA) Conference. October29-November 1, 2020. Denver Colorado. Accepted for virtual presentation.
  • Kortepeter MG, Bhadelia N, Cieslak TJ, Dierberg K, Evans JD, Frank MG, Grein J, Kraft CS, Kratochvil CJ, McLellan S, Mehta AK, Sauer L, Davey RT Jr, Shenoy ES. Challenges And Opportunities Utilizing An Existing Research Network For New Protocols During The COVID-19 Pandemic: The Special Pathogens Research Network Experience. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 69th Annual Meeting. November 15-19, 2020. (Virtual conference). Accepted for Oral Presentation
  • McLellan S, Kortepeter MG, Bhadelia N, Shenoy ES, Sauer LM, Frank MG, Cieslak TJ. Ebola in the DRC one year later - Boiling the frog?. Int J Infect Dis. 2019 Aug;85:212-213. PubMed PMID: 31330320
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Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Hospital Medicine, Board Certification
  • Physician Leadership for Hospital Medicine- ACP/ AAPL, Certificate (2019)
  • Leadership in Healthcare Policy- SGIM, Certificate (2018)
  • Leadership in Educational Administration- CUSOM, Certificate (2018)
  • Teaching Scholars Progrram- CUSOM, Certificate (2015)
  • Internal Medicine- ABIM, Board Certification (2010)
  • Emergency Medicine, International Certificate (2005)
  • Internal Medicine- Argentina, International Certificate (2003)
Clinical Interests
My many clinical interests include: Hospital Disaster and Emergency Preparedness, Special Pathogens Infections, Bedside diagnosis and critical thinking, and care for hospitalized patients

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Buenos Aires (1998)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Medicine-Hospital Medicine
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