Christopher J. Frank, M.D.

Christopher J. Frank, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
14700 E Old US Highway 12
Chelsea, MI 48118


Dr. Frank earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with an M.D. and a Ph.D. in molecular biology. He completed his family medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin in a specialized program designed to prepare family physicians to work in rural communities. Prior to joining the U-M Department of Family Medicine, he worked for 8 years as a full-scope family physician in a Health Professional Shortage Area in Washington State, and as the health officer/medical director of a local health department. He taught medical students and residents as a clinical assistant professor in the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine. He also chaired a broad coalition that developed a regional response to the opioid crisis, and served on the Washington State Board of Health. His clinical interests include comprehensive primary care, obstetrics, most common office procedures, and the treatment and prevention of opioid-use disorders. Outside of work he enjoys coaching youth sports, exploring the outdoors with his children, trail running, digging in the garden, and cooking for friends and family.

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests
  • Comprehensive primary care
  • Obstetrics and Pediatrics
  • Prevention and treatment of opioid-use disorders
Research Interests
  • Public health approaches to prevent and treat opioid-use disorders
  • Rural health care delivery
  • Integrating public health principles into primary care
  • The use of payment reform to address the social determinants of health


Medical School
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2007

University of Wisconsin Hospital, 2010


14700 East Old US Highway 12
Chelsea, MI 48118