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James Frank, MD

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address4150 Clement St
San Francisco CA 94121
Phone415-221-4810 ext. 4137
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    University of California, San Francisco, CA2017Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
    American Association of Medical Colleges, (AAMC)2020Medical Education Research Certificate
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    UCSF2020 • Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Medical Education Award
    UCSF2020• Induction - Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators
    UCSF School of Medicine 2020• Bridges Curriculum Foundations 1 and 2 Teaching Award: Outstanding Coach

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    Clinical: I care for Veterans as Co-Director of the Intensive Care Unit and attending physician at the San Francisco VAMC. I see outpatients in our general pulmonary clinic and the pulmonary amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) clinic, which is part of the SFVAMC Multidisciplinary ALS Team. I also help lead the pulmonary embolism response team and the thoracentesis service at the SFVAMC. In addition to patient care, I am actively involved in ICU quality improvement, clinical education and research.

    Education: I have a passion for undergraduate and graduate medical education at UCSF. I serve as Program Director for the UCSF Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program, and I'm actively involved in projects focused on curriculum, assessment, fellow well-being, patient communication, and improving diversity, equity and inclusion as a means to increase the excellence of our program and our specialty. In the School of Medicine, I am a medical student coach for the UCSF Bridges Curriculum, and course director for the VA Critical Care Medicine student elective. I co-direct the ICU rotation for medicine, anesthesia, surgery, neurology and emergency medicine residents at the SFVA.
    My specific interests include program/curriculum development and implementation, student and trainee well-being, teaching quality improvement and patient safety, and teaching critical care concepts, including communication skills, mechanical ventilation and point of care ultrasound.

    Research: My education research interests include patient/family communication, teaching quality improvement at the GME level, and improving trainee well-being.

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    Claudin-18 deficiency in the pathogenesis of asthma
    NIH/NHLBI R21HL111707Aug 15, 2012 - May 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Regulation of alveolar epithelial barrier function by claudins
    NIH/NHLBI R01HL088440Aug 1, 2007 - Jul 31, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Regulation of alveolar barrier function by claudins
    NIH/NHLBI R56HL088440Jul 1, 2007 - Aug 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED ALVEOLAR EPITHELIAL INJURY
    NIH/NHLBI K08HL069900Jul 1, 2002 - Jun 30, 2007
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. When to Rule Out COVID-19: How Many Negative RT-PCR Tests Are Needed? Respir Med Case Rep. 2020 Aug 18; 101192. Isikbay M, Henry TS, Frank JA, Hope MD. PMID: 32837902.
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    2. Marijuana Use, Respiratory Symptoms, and Pulmonary Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2018 07 17; 169(2):106-115. Ghasemiesfe M, Ravi D, Vali M, Korenstein D, Arjomandi M, Frank J, Austin PC, Keyhani S. PMID: 29971337.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Imaging of Acute Lung Injury. Radiol Clin North Am. 2016 Nov; 54(6):1119-1132. Elicker BM, Jones KT, Naeger DM, Frank JA. PMID: 27719979.
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    4. Claudin-18 deficiency is associated with airway epithelial barrier dysfunction and asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 01; 139(1):72-81.e1. Sweerus K, Lachowicz-Scroggins M, Gordon E, LaFemina M, Huang X, Parikh M, Kanegai C, Fahy JV, Frank JA. PMID: 27215490.
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    5. Pulmonary epithelial barrier function: some new players and mechanisms. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2015 Apr 15; 308(8):L731-45. Brune K, Frank J, Schwingshackl A, Finigan J, Sidhaye VK. PMID: 25637609.
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    6. Claudin-18 deficiency results in alveolar barrier dysfunction and impaired alveologenesis in mice. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2014 Oct; 51(4):550-8. LaFemina MJ, Sutherland KM, Bentley T, Gonzales LW, Allen L, Chapin CJ, Rokkam D, Sweerus KA, Dobbs LG, Ballard PL, Frank JA. PMID: 24787463.
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    7. Double impact of cigarette smoke and mechanical ventilation on the alveolar epithelial type II cell. Crit Care. 2014 Mar 25; 18(2):R50. Hirsch J, Chalkley RJ, Bentley T, Burlingame AL, Frank JA. PMID: 24666941.
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    8. TGF-ß and lung fluid balance in ARDS. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jan 21; 111(3):885-6. Frank JA, Matthay MA. PMID: 24449829.
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    9. Activated alveolar epithelial cells initiate fibrosis through secretion of mesenchymal proteins. Am J Pathol. 2013 Nov; 183(5):1559-1570. Yang J, Wheeler SE, Velikoff M, Kleaveland KR, LaFemina MJ, Frank JA, Chapman HA, Christensen PJ, Kim KK. PMID: 24012677.
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    10. Claudin-4 promotes epithelial repair and restoration of barrier function via interactions with the small GTPase Rap1. The FASEB Journal. 2013 Apr 1; 27:256.3-256.3. Katherine Sutherland, Trevor Bentley, Michael LaFemina, James Frank. .
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    11. Claudins and alveolar epithelial barrier function in the lung. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2012 Jun; 1257:175-83. Frank JA. PMID: 22671604.
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    12. Claudin-4 interacts with the small GTPase Rap1 and accelerates epithelial repair. The FASEB Journal. 2012 Apr 1; 26:698.2-698.2. Katherine Marie Sutherland, Trevor Bentley, Michael LaFemina, Gwen Ho, Jan Hirsch, James Frank. .
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    13. Claudin-4 levels are associated with intact alveolar fluid clearance in human lungs. Am J Pathol. 2011 Sep; 179(3):1081-7. Rokkam D, Lafemina MJ, Lee JW, Matthay MA, Frank JA. PMID: 21741940.
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    14. Claudin-4 promotes repair and barrier function in lung epithelia. The FASEB Journal. 2011 Apr 1; 25:865.6-865.6. Deepti Rokkam, Jan Hirsch, Gwen Ho, Chris Griffin, Michael J LaFemina, James A Frank. .
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    15. Keratinocyte growth factor enhances barrier function without altering claudin expression in primary alveolar epithelial cells. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2010 Dec; 299(6):L724-34. LaFemina MJ, Rokkam D, Chandrasena A, Pan J, Bajaj A, Johnson M, Frank JA. PMID: 20833776.
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    16. Claudin-4 is required for EGFR-mediated alveolar epithelial migration. The FASEB Journal. 2010 Apr 1; 24:999.3-999.3. Deepti Rokkam, Gwendolyn Ho, James A. Frank. .
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    17. Neutrophil-derived IL-6 limits alveolar barrier disruption in experimental ventilator-induced lung injury. J Immunol. 2009 Jun 15; 182(12):8056-62. Wolters PJ, Wray C, Sutherland RE, Kim SS, Koff J, Mao Y, Frank JA. PMID: 19494331.
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    18. Claudin-4 augments alveolar epithelial barrier function and is induced in acute lung injury. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2009 Aug; 297(2):L219-27. Wray C, Mao Y, Pan J, Chandrasena A, Piasta F, Frank JA. PMID: 19447895.
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    19. Allogeneic human mesenchymal stem cells for treatment of E. Coli endotoxin-induced acute lung injury in an ex vivo perfused human lung. The FASEB Journal. 2009 Apr 1; 23:771.1-771.1. Jae Woo Lee, Naveen Gupta, Xiaohui Fang, James A. Frank, Raphael Briot, Michael A. Matthay. .
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    20. The Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest) to differentiate balance deficits. Phys Ther. 2009 May; 89(5):484-98. Horak FB, Wrisley DM, Frank J. PMID: 19329772.
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    21. Surrogate decision makers' responses to physicians' predictions of medical futility. Chest. 2009 Jul; 136(1):110-117. Zier LS, Burack JH, Micco G, Chipman AK, Frank JA, White DB. PMID: 19318665.
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    22. Epithelial cell alpha3beta1 integrin links beta-catenin and Smad signaling to promote myofibroblast formation and pulmonary fibrosis. J Clin Invest. 2009 Jan; 119(1):213-24. Kim KK, Wei Y, Szekeres C, Kugler MC, Wolters PJ, Hill ML, Frank JA, Brumwell AN, Wheeler SE, Kreidberg JA, Chapman HA. PMID: 19104148.
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    23. Elevated levels of the receptor for advanced glycation end products, a marker of alveolar epithelial type I cell injury, predict impaired alveolar fluid clearance in isolated perfused human lungs. Chest. 2009 Feb; 135(2):269-275. Briot R, Frank JA, Uchida T, Lee JW, Calfee CS, Matthay MA. PMID: 19017890.
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    24. Doubt and belief in physicians' ability to prognosticate during critical illness: the perspective of surrogate decision makers. Crit Care Med. 2008 Aug; 36(8):2341-7. Zier LS, Burack JH, Micco G, Chipman AK, Frank JA, Luce JM, White DB. PMID: 18596630.
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    25. Alterations in the proteome of pulmonary alveolar type II cells in the rat after hepatic ischemia-reperfusion. Crit Care Med. 2008 Jun; 36(6):1846-54. Hirsch J, Niemann CU, Hansen KC, Choi S, Su X, Frank JA, Fang X, Hirose R, Theodore P, Sapru A, Burlingame AL, Matthay MA. PMID: 18496381.
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    26. Interleukin-1beta causes acute lung injury via alphavbeta5 and alphavbeta6 integrin-dependent mechanisms. Circ Res. 2008 Apr 11; 102(7):804-12. Ganter MT, Roux J, Miyazawa B, Howard M, Frank JA, Su G, Sheppard D, Violette SM, Weinreb PH, Horan GS, Matthay MA, Pittet JF. PMID: 18276918.
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    27. Protection from experimental ventilator-induced acute lung injury by IL-1 receptor blockade. Thorax. 2008 Feb; 63(2):147-53. Frank JA, Pittet JF, Wray C, Matthay MA. PMID: 17901159.
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    28. Progress toward a systems biology approach to acute lung injury. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2007 Aug; 293(2):L290-1. Frank JA, Erle DJ. PMID: 17575007.
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    29. Impact of low and high tidal volumes on the rat alveolar epithelial type II cell proteome. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2007 May 15; 175(10):1006-13. Hirsch J, Hansen KC, Sapru A, Frank JA, Chalkley RJ, Fang X, Trinidad JC, Baker P, Burlingame AL, Matthay MA. PMID: 17363773.
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    30. Physiological and biochemical markers of alveolar epithelial barrier dysfunction in perfused human lungs. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2007 Jul; 293(1):L52-9. Frank JA, Briot R, Lee JW, Ishizaka A, Uchida T, Matthay MA. PMID: 17351061.
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    31. Pathogenetic significance of biological markers of ventilator-associated lung injury in experimental and clinical studies. Chest. 2006 Dec; 130(6):1906-14. Frank JA, Parsons PE, Matthay MA. PMID: 17167015.
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    32. Integrin alphavbeta5 regulates lung vascular permeability and pulmonary endothelial barrier function. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2007 Mar; 36(3):377-86. Su G, Hodnett M, Wu N, Atakilit A, Kosinski C, Godzich M, Huang XZ, Kim JK, Frank JA, Matthay MA, Sheppard D, Pittet JF. PMID: 17079779.
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    33. Alveolar macrophages contribute to alveolar barrier dysfunction in ventilator-induced lung injury. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2006 Dec; 291(6):L1191-8. Frank JA, Wray CM, McAuley DF, Schwendener R, Matthay MA. PMID: 16877636.
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    34. Activation of the stress protein response prevents the development of pulmonary edema by inhibiting VEGF cell signaling in a model of lung ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats. FASEB J. 2006 Jul; 20(9):1519-21. Godzich M, Hodnett M, Frank JA, Su G, Pespeni M, Angel A, Howard MB, Matthay MA, Pittet JF. PMID: 16793871.
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    35. Leukotrienes in acute lung injury: a potential therapeutic target? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2005 Aug 01; 172(3):261-2. Frank JA, Matthay MA. PMID: 16040787.
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    36. Effect of pharmacological inhibition of chloride transport on lung fluid balance in acute Escherichia coli pneumonia in mice. Critical Care. 2005 Mar 1; 9(Suppl 1):p90. L Robriquet, Y Song, H Folkesson, J Frank, A Verkman, M Matthay. .
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    37. Differential effects of sustained inflation recruitment maneuvers on alveolar epithelial and lung endothelial injury. Crit Care Med. 2005 Jan; 33(1):181-8; discussion 254-5. Frank JA, McAuley DF, Gutierrez JA, Daniel BM, Dobbs L, Matthay MA. PMID: 15644667.
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    38. Clinically relevant concentrations of beta2-adrenergic agonists stimulate maximal cyclic adenosine monophosphate-dependent airspace fluid clearance and decrease pulmonary edema in experimental acid-induced lung injury. Crit Care Med. 2004 Jul; 32(7):1470-6. McAuley DF, Frank JA, Fang X, Matthay MA. PMID: 15241090.
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    39. Effect of sustained inflation recruitment maneuvers on lung endothelial and alveolar epithelial injury in experimental acute lung injury. Critical Care. 2004 Feb 1; 8(Suppl 1):p23. J Frank, D McAuley, J Gutierrez, B Daniel, L Dobbs, M Matthay. .
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    40. Altered proteomic patterns in rat alveolar epithelial type II cells after ventilation with high and low tidal volumes. Critical Care. 2004 Feb 1; 8(Suppl 1):p24. J Hirsch, K Hansen, J Frank, R Chalkley, X Fang, A Burlingame, M Matthay. .
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    41. Clinically relevant concentrations of beta agonists may stimulate alveolar fluid clearance in acute respiratory distress syndrome. Critical Care. 2004 Feb 1; 8(Suppl 1):p33. G Perkins, D McAuley, J Frank, D Thickett, X Fang, M Matthay. .
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    42. Transforming growth factor-beta1 decreases expression of the epithelial sodium channel alphaENaC and alveolar epithelial vectorial sodium and fluid transport via an ERK1/2-dependent mechanism. J Biol Chem. 2003 Nov 07; 278(45):43939-50. Frank J, Roux J, Kawakatsu H, Su G, Dagenais A, Berthiaume Y, Howard M, Canessa CM, Fang X, Sheppard D, Matthay MA, Pittet JF. PMID: 12930837.
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    43. High tidal volume ventilation induces NOS2 and impairs cAMP- dependent air space fluid clearance. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2003 May; 284(5):L791-8. Frank JA, Pittet JF, Lee H, Godzich M, Matthay MA. PMID: 12562562.
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    44. Science review: mechanisms of ventilator-induced injury. Crit Care. 2003 Jun; 7(3):233-41. Frank JA, Matthay MA. PMID: 12793874.
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    45. Low tidal volume reduces epithelial and endothelial injury in acid-injured rat lungs. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Jan 15; 165(2):242-9. Frank JA, Gutierrez JA, Jones KD, Allen L, Dobbs L, Matthay MA. PMID: 11790662.
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    46. Pulmonary Epithelial Injury: Clinical and Experimental Evidence for a Major Role in Acute Lung Injury and Multiple Organ Dysfunction. Mechanisms of Organ Dysfunction in Critical Illness. 2002 Jan 1; 38:222-226. M. A. Matthay, L. B. Ware, J. A. Frank. .
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    47. Beta-adrenergic agonist therapy accelerates the resolution of hydrostatic pulmonary edema in sheep and rats. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2000 Oct; 89(4):1255-65. Frank JA, Wang Y, Osorio O, Matthay MA. PMID: 11007557.
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    48. Alveolar epithelial barrier. Role in lung fluid balance in clinical lung injury. Clin Chest Med. 2000 Sep; 21(3):477-90. Matthay MA, Fukuda N, Frank J, Kallet R, Daniel B, Sakuma T. PMID: 11019721.
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    49. Diabetes mellitus: a negative predictor for the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome from septic shock. Crit Care Med. 2000 Jul; 28(7):2645-6. Frank JA, Nuckton TJ, Matthay MA. PMID: 10921610.
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    50. Obstructive pulmonary disease. The clinician's perspective. Radiol Clin North Am. 1998 Jan; 36(1):1-13. Stulbarg MS, Frank JA. PMID: 9465865.
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