James Frank, MD, MA is a clinician-educator and Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco where he focuses on medical education across undergraduate and graduate learners. He is a medical student coach in the UCSF Bridges Curriculum and course director for the medical student critical care immersion experience at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. He is the program director for the UCSF Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program. His clinical work includes critical care medicine and serving as co-director of the ICU at the SFVA. He also helps lead the SFVA pulmonary embolism response team, thoracentesis service and Neuromuscular/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis respiratory clinic. His academic interests include teaching quality improvement and communication skills, professional coaching, and curriculum development and implementation. Dr. Frank also has expertise in designing and teaching biomedical research skills and he ran a successful translational research program during his early career.