Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician Profile

Adam Frank, MD, FACS

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Surgical Director, Pancreas Transplant Program

Surgery - Transplant

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Office Locations

1100 Walnut Street
5th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 503-6308
Fax: (215) 923-1420
833 Chestnut Street
Suite 138
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (888) 855-6649
Fax: (215) 503-4290

Medical Services

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


Also on staff at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Personal Statement

Dr. Frank is a UNOS designated Primary Surgeon for Open and Laparoscopic Living Donor Recoveries.


  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Medical School


  • Temple University Hospital


  • Temple University Hospital


  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Maryland Medical System

Recent Publications

Successful treatment of donor-derived hepatitis C viral infection in three transplant recipients from a donor at increased risk for bloodborne pathogens

Rapidly Fatal Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Developing Within Six Days Following Deceased-Donor Renal Transplantation: Case Report

CDC Group EO-4 and candida tropicalis peritonitis in a patient on peritoneal dialysis after upper endoscopy, colonoscopy and coil embolization of the gastroduodenal artery

Association of inflammation prior to kidney transplantation with post-transplant diabetes mellitus

Liver retransplantation for recurrence of HCV-related cirrhosis using hepatitis C-positive allografts: A 19-year OPTN analysis

KDPI score is a strong predictor of future graft function: Moderate KDPI (35-85) and high KDPI (> 85) grafts yield similar graft function and survival

Sensitization trends after renal allograft failure: The role of DQ eplet mismatches in becoming highly sensitized

Need to consider full societal impact of hepatitis B virus-positive donors

Liver resection using cavitron ultrasonic surgical aspirator (CUSA) versus harmonic scalpel: A retrospective cohort study

Expanded criteria donor kidneys where the paired kidney is discarded owing to biopsy results: A concept that needs revision

Sensitization, pathologic, and imaging findings comparing symptomatic and quiescent failed renal allografts

Completely steroid-free immunosuppression in liver transplantation: A randomized study

The adipose tissue production of adiponectin is increased in end-stage renal disease

Peritransplant kidney biopsies: Comparison of pathologic interpretations and practice patterns of organ procurement organizations

Robotic-assistance does not enhance standard laparoscopic technique for right-sided donor nephrectomy

Author's Reply to Letter "An Alternative Surgical Technique for Caval Preservation in Liver Transplantation"

Report from the National Transplantation Pregnancy Registry (NTPR): outcomes of pregnancy after transplantation.

A pitfall in the current kidney allocation process using calculated PRA(CPRA) in patients undergoing desensitization

Acute humoral rejection in a zero mismatch deceased donor renal transplant due to an antibody to an HLA-DP α

An alternative surgical technique for Caval Preservation in Liver Transplantation