Chris Frank graduated from medicine at the University of Western Ontario in 1989. He completed family medicine training at Queen’s University then did additional training in Care of the Elderly at Queen’s. He has a focused practice in geriatrics and palliative care. Currently he holds the position of Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine.
His clinical roles include inpatient geriatric rehabilitation, palliative care inpatient unit, acute care consults and liaison role, and outpatient geriatrics.
Dr. Frank’s educational roles include supervising clinical clerks and residents on geriatrics and palliative care rotations, Clinical Skills Tutor, long-time member of Internal Medicine Residency Program Committee; Program Director, Enhanced Skills Care of the Elderly Program; Queen’s Geriatric Interest Group (QGIG) mentor.
He has held leadership roles including Clinical Leader of Specialized Geriatrics Providence Care; Chair of Medical Advisory Committee at Providence Care; Chair of Health Care of the Elderly Program at the College of Family Physicians of Canada; President of the Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS).
He has been awarded an Award of Excellence by the Ontario College of Family Physicians, 2012 and the CGS Distinguished Service Award in 2018. He was listed as one of Canada’s Top 45 over 45 by Zoomer Magazine in 2012 for contributions to geriatric care. He was a top 10 finisher in the BC Bike Race in his age category.