Dr. Cy Frank is currently Professor in the Section of Orthopaedics/Department of Surgery, University of Calgary/Alberta Health Services, Calgary; the McCaig Professor of Joint Injury and Arthritis Research; Executive Director of the provincial Alberta Bone & Joint Health Institute; and VP, Research Strategy, Alberta Health Services. Effective April 1, 2013 he assumes the role of CEO/President of Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions, where he is currently Senior Scientist.
Dr. Frank chaired or has been a committee member for numerous associations, such as The Arthritis Society, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, the Royal College, and the NIH. He was founding co-owner of TENET Medical Engineering, a Calgary-based manufacturer of medical equipment distributed to over 49 countries. He has 255 peer-reviewed publications and 40 book chapters and has co-authored 429 abstracts. He has also supervised or co-supervised research training of many Canadian and international orthopaedic surgeons.
Dr. Frank served on the CIHR’s executive committee, as well as their “Key Results” Working Group (where they developed performance measures including Knowledge Translation metrics), and their Standing Committee on Performance Measurement, Evaluation and Analysis. He was an architect of the model and pilot project on “Wait times – Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute Hip and Knee Pilot Project,” later presented to the House of Commons.
Dr. Frank is one of 350 members elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences based on achievement in the academic health sciences in Canada. He has been National Chair of a Blue Ribbon International Panel for CAHS - “Defining the Best Framework and Metrics to Capture Returns on Investment in Health Research.” Dr. Frank has also been President of the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society, the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation, and the Canadian Orthopaedic Association.
Recent honors include being named among Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People in 2011, being awarded both the Max Bell Foundation Senior Fellowship in Public Policy and the University of Calgary Isaak Walton Killam Research Leader Prize in 2012, and being named as Canada’s Top 40 over 40 in 2012 by Zoomer Magazine.