Dr. Frankel is Chief Medical Officer for National Jewish Health, and in this capacity oversees the delivery of clinical services at all locations where National Jewish delivers care. As such, Dr. Frankel’s primary focus is how to provide our patients with the highest quality, patient-centered care anywhere, reliably, efficiently, and consistent with the “National Jewish way.” He is committed to making sure our patients received both evidence-based best practice and individualized, precision medicine. Dr. Frankel works closely with all of our care partners and inpatient facilities to assure that our patients are cared for throughout the entire continuum of care, both inpatient and outpatient, and that careful attention is paid to the transitions between these domains and care coordination. Ultimately, Dr. Frankel’s core mission is making sure we meet the care needs of our patients and our community.
Academically, Dr. Frankel is a nationally-recognized expert in interstitial lung diseases and vasculitis, and he is an integral part of the National Jewish Interstitial Lung Disease Program. Over the course of his career he has been involved in basic science, translational and clinical research in both interstitial lung disease and critical care medicine. Presently, his primary academic focus is on health service delivery, continuous quality improvement, and health care policy.
Frankel, S.K., and Moss, M. (2014) The Effect of Organizational Structure and Processes of Care on ICU Mortality as Revealed by the United States Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group Critical Illness Outcomes Study. Crit Care Med. 42(2): 463-4. PMID: 24434451.
Fischer, A., Brown K.K., DuBois, R.M., Frankel, S.K., Cosgrove, G.P., Fernandez-Perez, E.R., Huie, T.J., Krishnamoorthy, M., Meehan, R.T., Olson, A.L., Solomon, J.J., Swigris, J.J. (2013) Mycophenolate mofetil improves lung function in connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease. J Rheumatol. Mar 1 40(5): 640-646. PMID 23457378.
Fernandez-Perez, E.R and Frankel, S.K. (2013) Eosinophilic Lung Diseases. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. 20:280-291.
Frankel, S. K. and Schwarz, M.I. (2012) Concise Clinical Review of the Pulmonary Vasculitides. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 186: 216-224. PMID 22679011.
Huie, T. J, Olson, A. L., Cosgrove, G. P., Janssen, W. J., Lara, A. R., Lynch, D. A., Groshong, S. D., Moss, M., Schwarz, M. I., Brown, K. K., and Frankel, S.K (2010) A detailed evaluation of acute respiratory decline in patients with fibrotic lung disease: aetiology and outcomes. Respirology: 15(6) 909-917. PMID: 20546190.