Frank is a nephrologist and undertakes further training in clinical pharmacology. During his undergraduate medical degree he received a scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation to study Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. His medical doctorate investigated intracellular signal transduction in neurons, for which he was awarded summa cum laude. After migrating to Australia, he completed physician training in the Hunter New England training network. His research focuses on drug dosing in renal disease, monitoring of immunosuppressant drugs and the use of dialysis in poisoning. He was awarded a Knowledge Translation in Healthcare scholarship.