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Dr. Jon Frank, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon

Jon Frank, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon at SMART Institute and Surgery Center

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Dr. Jonathan Frank's practice focuses on minimally invasive, arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, hip & elbow.

Dr. Jonathan Frank's practice focuses on minimally invasive, arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, hip & elbow. His unique background includes extensive training and expertise in cartilage restoration, complex multi-ligament knee injuries, joint preserving osteotomies, as well as treatment of complex shoulder conditions, ranging from shoulder instability and rotator cuff repair surgery to shoulder replacement surgery.

Dr. Frank is fellowship trained in Sports medicine and Joint Preservation Surgery and has a particular interest in taking care of athletes.

Growing up in sunny Southern California, Dr. Frank attended UCLA, earning dual degrees in History and Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, as well as minoring in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. As an undergraduate, his research was published in multiple scientific journals. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, he conducted an additional year of research in the Department of Neurology at Cedar Sinai Medical Center. He further pursued his research interests while attending the UCLA School of Medicine where he earned multiple distinctions and presented his research in both regional and national orthopedic conferences.

Dr. Frank completed orthopedic residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago where he participated in sports team coverage for several local college and professional teams including the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls and Roosevelt University Men's and Women's basketball. As a resident, he was selected for the American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Forum and has published studies in multiple areas of sports medicine with a focus on the hip and upper extremity.

Dr. Frank completed a fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the world-renowned Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO where he helped treat athletes across the country from the NFL, NBA, MLB and MLS. He continues to take care of elite athletes as a member of the medical staff for the US Ski and Snowboarding Teams. His research has been presented at regional, national, and international orthopedic conferences, winning several awards including the prestigious Mark Coventry award. He has authored and co-authored multiple book chapters and scientific articles and is currently a scientific reviewer for top peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Despite his efforts to advancing orthopedic medicine and orthopedic innovation, Dr. Frank's primary focus is helping patients return to their previous level of function and activity, and to ensure they remain active. He believes superior outcomes are achieved through the proper utilization of cutting edge techniques, excellent communication with patients and detailed rehabilitation. His ultimate goal is to return all patients to their prior health through extensive nonsurgical treatment as well as advanced surgical techniques when needed.

In his free time, Dr. Frank enjoys hiking, stand-up paddle boarding and tennis.

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