Joshua B. Frank, M.D.

Sports Medicine Specialist | Shoulder, Elbow & Knee Surgeon

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Office Locations:
Darien, Norwalk, Westport

Specialty Areas:
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine sub specialty exam

Medical Licenses:
Connecticut, New York, California

Dr. Joshua Frank specializes in the orthopedic care of sports-related injuries as well as arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow and knee. He also provides comprehensive orthopedic treatment for various conditions and traumatic injuries.

A native of the Philadelphia region, Dr. Frank completed both his undergraduate studies and his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania. After medical school, Dr. Frank moved to New York City to complete a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at New York University – Hospital for Joint Diseases. During his residency he was elected to be an executive chief resident and completed an elective trauma rotation at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. There he handled major orthopedic injuries and learned the latest techniques in the treatment of fractures and multi-trauma.

After residency, Dr. Frank completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California. His focus was on the care of injured athletes and their return to function. Additionally, he learned advanced arthroscopic techniques as well as open reconstructive surgeries of the shoulder, knee and elbow. During his fellowship, Dr. Frank participated in the orthopedic care of the Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers, Kings, Avengers (Arena Football), Sparks (WNBA), Galaxy (MLS), Riptide (Lacrosse), USC Football, and the Anaheim Ducks. In addition, he served as a team physician for many high school and college football teams.

Throughout his training, Dr. Frank has had a focus on research. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented research at national meetings. Dr. Frank is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and maintains an academic appointment at NYU-HJD as an assistant clinical professor.

For more information on Dr. Frank and articles on orthopedic and sports medicine, please visit Dr. Frank’s website.

Fellowship & Graduate Training:

  • Fellowship: Sports Medicine Fellowship, Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedics Clinic; Los Angeles, CA: 2006
  • Residency: 
    • Executive Chief Resident - Orthopedic Surgery at New York University – Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY
    • Elective Trauma Rotation - Harborview Medical Center; Seattle, WA


  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine; Philadelphia, PA: 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts And Sciences; Philadelphia, PA: 1997


  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor (2017-2020)
  • Castle Connolly’s New York Metro Area Top Doctors (2018-2020)
  • America's Most Honored Doctors - Top 1%  (2019-2020)
  • America's Most Honored Doctors - Top 5%  (2018)
  • Moffly Media Top Doctor - Fairfield County (2018-2020)
  • Vitals Patients’ Choice Award (2012-2015, 2018)
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012-2013, 2015)
  • Vitals On-Time Doctor Award (2014-2015, 2018)
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll

Team physicians for:

  • Bethel High School
  • Brien McMahon High School
  • Danbury High School
  • Danbury Westerners
  • Housatonic Valley Regional High School
  • Immaculate High School
  • Joel Barlow High School
  • Millbrook School
  • New Milford High School
  • Newtown High School
  • Norwalk High School
  • Ridgefield High School
  • SoNo Ice House
  • Staples High School
  • The Hotchkiss School
  • Western Connecticut State University
  • Weston High School
  • Wilton High School

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Conditions and Injuries treated:


  • Meniscus surgery and transplants
  • Cartilage restoration surgery
  • Patellofemoral surgery
  • ACL and revision ACL surgery
  • Complicated multiligament injuries
  • Knee fractures
  • Knee arthroscopy


  • Rotator cuff surgery
  • Dislocations
  • Instability surgery
  • Shoulder and clavicle fractures
  • Labrum surgery
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Throwing injuries


  • Hip arthroscopy


  • Ligament surgery
  • Tendon surgery
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Throwing injuries