Cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon Michael W. Frank, MD, joins UP Health System Heart & Vascular

September 2, 2015

UP Health System - Marquette

September 2, 2015

MARQUETTE – Cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon Michael W. Frank, M.D., has joined UP Health System Heart and Vascular.

Dr. Frank joins the complete team of cardiologists at UPHS Heart and Vascular.  It is the largest and most comprehensive heart program in the Upper Peninsula. In addition to performing the majority of the heart surgery UPHS - Marquette, Dr. Frank will provide a leadership role as the Medical Director of the system’s heart surgery program.

Dr. Frank came to Marquette from Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Illinois.

Dr. Frank said, “I already feel at home in the beautiful Upper Peninsula. I’m making a firm commitment to the people of the UP to provide them with the highest quality of care in a heart surgery program.  We will continue to strengthen the overall UPHS Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular program.”

Dr. Frank previously served as Clinical Associate Professor at The University of Chicago, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He also has extensive clinical and teaching experience as an associate professor with Northwestern University.  It is also at Northwestern University where he previously received his Fellowship and was Chief Resident.

While in Chicago, Dr. Frank received teaching awards that include being recognized as teacher of the year by Northwestern University School of Medicine. He has also been nationally recognized for superior clinical outcomes in cardiac surgery by the Washington Post.  

UP Health System Market President Jim Bogan said, “Dr. Frank brings many years of experience to our Institute, both as teacher and practitioner. The entire UP region is fortunate to have him join our Medical Staff.”

Dr. Frank will be joined by his spouse, pulmonologist Dr. Pamela J. McShane, who will be joining UP Health System as Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit.

Media contact:


Dave Edwards
Communications Director
UP Health System
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Office: (906) 225-4770
dave.edwards@mghs.org
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