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Joshua B. Frank, M.D.

Sports Medicine Specialist | Shoulder, Elbow & Knee Surgeon

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Office Locations:
DarienNorwalk, Westport

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

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (recertified 2020)
ABOS Orthopeaedic Sports Medicine Subspecialty (2015, recertified 2026)

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.

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 Top Doctor Since: 2017
  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor (2017-2021)
  • Castle Connolly’s New York Metro Area Top Doctors (2018-2023)
  • Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors (2021-2024)
  • New York Magazine Top Doctors (2020-2024)
  • Moffly Media Top Doctor - Fairfield County (2018-2022)
  • America's Most Honored Doctors - Top 1%  (2019-2023)
  • America's Most Honored Doctors - Top 5%  (2018)
  • 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

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Team physicians for:

Bethel High School
Brien McMahon High School
Danbury High School
Danbury Hat Tricks
Danbury Junior Hat Tricks
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
Wilton High School

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