About Richard C. Frank, MD
Dr. Richard C. Frank is a hematologist/oncologist and Director of Cancer Research at the Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital. He also serves as Medical Director of the Mid-Fairfield Hospice in Wilton, CT.
Prior to joining Norwalk Hospital in 2000, Dr. Frank was an attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in the Division of Hematologic Oncology and was the recipient of a National Institutes of Health Physician-Scientist Grant for research studying the genetic basis of leukemia. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, from which he received an MD with Distinction in Research. He served his internal medicine residency at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NYC and Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at MSKCC.
In 2005, Dr. Frank was awarded the Humanitarian Award by the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society of Fairfield County for his commitment to patient care and education. In 2009, he was again selected by his peers as one of Connecticut’s “Top Doctors” in a survey published in Connecticut Magazine. In 2007, he was one of three physicians honored nationwide with the David King Community Clinical Scientist Award from the Association of Community Cancer Centers. Dr. Frank is the author of numerous medical and scientific articles and lectures frequently to the public on lymphoma, myeloma, new cancer therapies and the importance of cancer clinical trials.
He has consistently been selected as a "Top Doctor" by Connecticut Magazine and in the NY Metro Area by Castle Connolly.
Dr. Frank grew up on Long Island and attended Westbury High School. He lives in Fairfield, CT with his wife, two sons and a Shiba-Inu dog. In his spare time, he plays tenor saxophone in the (almost) all-physician Rock and Roll band DNR.