Lowell Frank, MD Director, Cardiology Fellowship



Lowell Frank, MD, is an attending in the Division of Cardiology at Children’s National Health System, Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Training Program, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine. He earned his bachelor’s degree with distinction and his doctor of medicine from Cornell University. Dr. Frank completed his training in pediatrics at Cornell followed by fellowship training in pediatric cardiology and advanced cardiac imaging at Children’s National. Dr. Frank has conducted research at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health analyzing ventricular mechanics in models of congenital heart disease. His interests include advanced echocardiographic measures of ventricular function and complex congenital heart disease. He participates in transthoracic, transesophageal, and three-dimensional echocardiography, as well as inpatient and outpatient care.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Advanced Cardiac Imaging, 2010
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology, 2009
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2006
    New York and Presbyterian Hosp
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 2004
    New York and Presbyterian Hosp
  • MD, 2003
    Weill Cornell Medical College - Cornell University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Lowell Frank

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Alexis's Story

"She likes to show off her scar and tell whoever listens that Children's National fixed her heart."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

5th World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

(2009) Right ventricular strain parameters correlate with RV ejection fraction and exercise performance in adults with congenital heart disease undergoing MRI

American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions

(2011) Abnormal Cardiac Strain in Children and Young Adults with HIV Acquired in Early Life

American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions

(2010) Early systolic dysfunction in dystrophin deficient mice is associated with significantly decreased radial strain and increased longitudinal strain in the left ventricular anterior wall

American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions

(2008) Insights into ventricular mechanics in the unlooped heart: ventricular twisting and untwisting in a fetal mouse model of right atrial isomerism single ventricle

American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions

(2009) Right ventricular strain in children with sickle cell disease. Journal of American Society Echocardiogram

American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions

(2010) Speckle tracking echocardiography detects impaired systolic and diastolic myocardial performance in children with septic shock

Complete atrioventricular canal with guarded primum septal defect

(2011) Pediatric Cardiology

Ventricular rotation is independent of cardiac looping a study in mice with situs inversus totalis using speckletracking echocardiography

(2010) Journal of American Society Echocardiogram

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