Biographies

Robert W. Frenck Jr., MD

Interim Director, Division of Infectious Diseases

Medical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-803-3164

Fax: 513-636-3959

Email: robert.frenck@cchmc.org

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Specialties

Clinical

Vaccine research; enteric diseases; travel medicine

Research

Enteric diseases; vaccinology

Biography

Robert W. Frenck Jr., MD, received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego in 1977 followed by his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1981. He trained at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, completing his pediatric residency in 1984. After three years as a general pediatrician at the US Naval Hospital, Japan, he entered pediatric infectious disease fellowship training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, which he completed in 1990. Dr. Frenck is board-certified in both pediatrics and infectious diseases.

Dr. Frenck's research interests include therapeutic and vaccine clinical trials with special interest in enteric diseases. After completing a 25-year career in the Navy, Dr. Frenck joined the UCLA Center for Vaccine Research in 2004 and served until 2006 as director of the Center and a Professor of Pediatrics at UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Frenck has been active in the American Academy of Pediatrics and currently serves on the Red Book Committee. He is an acknowledged authority in infectious diseases and has authored over 60 articles and book chapters on various aspects of this subject.

Education and Training

BA: University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, 1977. 

MD: University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, 1981. 

Internship and Residency: US Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD, 1981-1984. 

Fellowship: Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, 1987-1990.

Publications

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