Dr Frank holds the positions of Professor and Chief, Division of Orthopaedics University of Calgary/Calgary Health Region; Research Scientific Director of the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA); McCaig Professor of Joint Injury and Arthritis ; Director, Bone and Joint Institute for the Faculty of Medicine. Dr Frank gained his Medical degrees from 1970-1980: BSc (Zoology), University of Alberta, Canada, 1970; Professional Diploma (Education), University of Alberta, Canada and MD, University of Calgary, Canada, 1976; Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Calgary, Canada, 1980. He is internationally known for his pioneering research into ligament healing and repair. His current research objectives are to improve the healing time and resulting quality of ligament replacements in order to prevent recurrent joint instability that may lead to secondary osteoarthritis. As of March 1, 2004 he has published 193 peer-reviewed publications, 34 book chapters, and 289 abstracts; and made 160 presentations.