Christopher J. Frank, M.D.

Christopher J. Frank, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
14700 E Old US Highway 12
Chelsea, MI 48118


Dr. Frank earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with an M.D. and a Ph.D. in molecular biology. He completed his family medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin in a specialized program designed to prepare family physicians to work in rural communities. Prior to joining the U-M Department of Family Medicine, he worked for 8 years as a full-scope family physician in a Health Professional Shortage Area in Washington State, and as the health officer/medical director of a local health department. In Washington he taught medical students and residents in the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine, chaired a broad coalition that developed a regional response to the opioid crisis, and served on the Washington State Board of Health. He returned to U-M in 2019. His clinical interests include comprehensive primary care, obstetrics, most common office procedures, and the treatment and prevention of substance use disorders. He is an educator and clinical consultant for the Michigan Opioid Collaborative, and a faculty educator for the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Outside of work he enjoys coaching youth sports, exploring the outdoors with his children, trail running, digging in the garden, and cooking for friends and family.

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests
  • Comprehensive primary care
  • Obstetrics
  • Prevention and treatment of substance use disorders
Research Interests
  • Public health approaches to prevent and treat substance use disorders
  • Rural health care delivery
  • Integrating public health principles into primary care


Medical School
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2007

University of Wisconsin, 2010


14700 East Old US Highway 12
Chelsea, MI 48118


Dr. Frank's Ciriculum Vitae