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Wendy L. Frankel [M.D.]

  • Titles : Professor, Department of Anatomic Pathology
  • Affiliations : The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Academic Profile at a Glance

  • Graduated with BS from Michigan State University in 1984
  • Received MD from the University of Michigan in 1988
  • Did Surgery Residency and Research Fellowship at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 1988 to1993
  • Completed AP/CP residency training at University of California San Diego and Surgical Pathology Fellowship at University of California San Francisco in 1997
  • Joined The Ohio State University in 1997 with specialty in GI, Liver and Pancreas Pathology
  • Became GI/Liver Pathology Director in 2005, AP Director and Vice-Chair in 2007, Professor with Tenure in 2008 and Distinguished Professor in 2011
  • Former Residency Program Director, current GI/Liver Fellowship Director
  • Author of more than 145 peer-reviewed articles, the majority of which focus on GI, Liver and Pancreas Pathology
  • Participated in several short courses in GI, Liver and Pancreas for USCAP, ASCP, and CAP
  • Serves on ADASP and USCAP Council (former member of Education Committee)
  • Former President of Rodger C. Haggitt GI Pathology Society
  • Serves on Editorial Boards of AJCP, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Applied Immunohistochemistry
  • Serves as Vice Chair and GI Cadre leader for Pathology for the ALLIANCE (CALGB)
  • Received multiple grants as PI and CoI
  • Awarded multiple medical student and resident teaching awards

 About Your Organization/Department

  • Over 30 AP faculty
  • Approximately 70,000 surgical specimens
  • Subspecialized department
  • One of nations leading Comprehensive Cancer Centers, rated Exceptional by NCI
  • New 1.1 billion dollar Cancer Center Hospital to open 2014
  • Buckeye sports facilities and teams among the best in the nation


  • Have attended/worked at 3 Big Ten Universities- MSU, U of M and OSU
  • Football is big in the Frankel family; Father and Uncle Central Michigan, Cousins USC and Brown, Uncle the Detroit Lions
  • Completed Warrior Dash in Hocking Hills Ohio for my big recent birthday present and top 5 finisher for my division
  • Attended Bob Seger's concert decades ago, my father's dog bit Bob Seger's son a few years ago
  • Have attended 8 different Cirque du Soleil shows (some multiple times)

 Most Important Achievement - Trained 7 wonderful fellows (so far) in GI/Liver/Pancreas Pathology

  • Coping with the Surgical Pathologic Difficult to Diagnose Upper and Lower GI Tract, Liver, Biliary and Pancreatic Lesions

Past Lectures

  • It's Not Easy Being Green: A Primer on Cholestatic Hepatitis (07/11/2013)
  • A Hitchhiker's Guide to Colorectal Carcinoma (07/10/2013)
  • Fatty Liver Disease: You May Never Eat Foie Gras Again (07/10/2013)
  • Colorectal Polyps Are Not So Easy Anymore (07/09/2013)
  • Unraveling the Mystery of the Liver Biopsy: A Practical Approach to Acute and Chronic Hepatitis (07/08/2013)


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