Dr. Stuart Frank joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 1977. He is retired as a professor in the Division of Cardiology and is now an emeritus professor. His medical interests include clinical cardiology, with emphasis on preventive cardiology and the diagnosis and management of lipid disorders. During his tenure at SIU, Frank held part-time administrative duties as Dean of Students (1990-96).
Before coming to SIU, he was clinical assistant professor at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and chief of cardiology at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco (1967-1977).
Frank completed residencies in medicine at the Yale-New Haven Medical Center in New Haven, Connecticut (1964). He also completed post-doctoral fellowships in cardiology at the Institute of Cardiology, National Heart Hospital in London, England (1964-65) and the National Heart Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (1965-67). He earned his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine (1960) and his bachelor’s from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1956).
Frank is board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Cardiovascular Diseases. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians and the Council of Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association. He is the author of " The People's Guide to Medical Care," an informal book for non‑physicians.
A native of New York, Frank is married to Dr. Amber Barnhart, a faculty member in SIU’s family and community medicine department, and has five children.