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Director, Joint Preservation Program Frank Rachel

Frank Rachel

University of Colorado School of Medicine
Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
Denver/Aurora, United States of America

Dr. Rachel Frank is an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist who focuses on the surgical and non-surgical management of knee, shoulder, and elbow injuries. Dr. Frank has specialized training and technical expertise in the areas of advanced knee and shoulder arthroscopy, cartilage/meniscus restoration surgery, shoulder instability surgery, and care of the female athlete. Dr. Frank earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois while playing 4 years of Division I Soccer, and her medical degree (MD) at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She then completed her Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the renowned Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where she was a Chief Resident. After residency, Dr. Frank completed a Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center, where she was involved with the medical and surgical care of the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Fire, USA Rugby, and DePaul University. Following this fellowship, Dr. Frank completed a Traveling Fellowship throughout Canada and Europe, training with some of the world’s best knee and shoulder surgeons to develop additional expertise in the areas of knee joint preservation surgery, advanced ligament repair and reconstruction, complex shoulder reconstruction, and techniques in OrthoBiologics. Dr. Frank has published over 200 peer-reviewed publications and over 50 book chapters. Currently, Dr. Frank serves as an Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and is Director of the Joint Preservation Program at the University of Colorado.