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Lowell Howard Frank, MD

The Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease


Cardiac Imaging
Inpatient Cardiology
Outpatient Cardiology

Specialties: Echocardiography

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology
National Provider Identifier1528248549

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Children's Outpatient Center of Northern Virginia

3023 Hamaker Court
Suite 300, Third Floor
Fairfax, VA 22031
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Phone: 571-226-8380
Fax: 571-226-8362

Dr. Frank is an attending in the Division of Cardiology at Children’s National Medical Center 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 Medical Center. 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.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Medical School Weill Cornell Medical College - Cornell University New York, NYDoctor of Medicine 1999 -2003
National & International Recognitions
David Lewis Memorial Outstanding Fellow AwardChildren’s National Medical Center2009
Pediatric Council Travel GrantAmerican Society of Echocardiography2008
David Lewis Memorial Outstanding Fellow AwardChildren’s National Medical Center2007
Award for Teaching ExcellenceNew York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center Department of Pediatrics2006
Joseph Collins ScholarshipWeill Cornell Medical College2000

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberAmerican Academy of PediatricsCardiology and Cardiac Surgery2006 - 2011
FellowAmerican Academy of PediatricsCardiology and Cardiac Surgery2010 - 2011
MemberAmerican College of Cardiology2006 - 2011
MemberAmerican Society of Echocardiography2009 - 2011
Journal Article, Kumar S, Donofrio M, Frank L, He D, Jonas R. (2011), Complete atrioventricular canal with guarded primum septal defect, Pediatric Cardiology, 32, 4, 503-505.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Sims A, Frank L, Cross R, Clauss S, Dimock D, Purdy J, Jacoub I, Hazra R, Hadigan C, Sable C. (2011), Abnormal Cardiac Strain in Children and Young Adults with HIV Acquired in Early Life, Poster session presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions

Journal Article, Frank LH, Francis R, Samtani R, Sahn DJ, Leatherbury L, Lo C. (2010), Ventricular rotation is independent of cardiac looping: a study in mice with situs inversus totalis using speckle-tracking echocardiography, Journal of American Society Echocardiogram, 23, 315-323.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Spurney CF, Frank LH, Guerron AD, Kanneboyina N. (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, Poster session presented at the American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Frank LH, Basu S, Levy R, Berger JT, Sable CA. (2010), Speckle tracking echocardiography detects impaired systolic and diastolic myocardial performance in children with septic shock, Poster session presented at the American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions

Conference Presentation - Poster, Truong UT, Kuehl KS, Sable CA, Li X, Cross RR, Frank LH, Houle H, Sahn DJ. (2009), Right ventricular strain parameters correlate with RV ejection fraction and exercise performance in adults with congenital heart disease undergoing MRI, Poster session presented at the 5th World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Dham N, Ensing G, Gordeuk V, Seyed-Mehdi N, Frank L, Sable C. (2009), Right ventricular strain in children with sickle cell disease. Journal of American Society Echocardiogram, Poster session presented at the American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions

Conference Presentation - Workshop, Yu Q, Frank L, Leatherbury L, Lo C, Niemann P, Houle H, Tyszka M, Sahn DJ. (2008), Insights into ventricular mechanics in the unlooped heart: ventricular twisting and untwisting in a fetal mouse model of right atrial isomerism single ventricle, Workshop session presented at the American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Lowell Frank, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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