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Frank Sellke

Frank William Sellke, M.D.

Brown Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital
2 Dudley Street, MOC 360
Providence, RI  02905
United States
1 401 444 2732
1 401 444 2380 (fax)
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Wabash College (A.B 1978)
Indiana University School of Medicine (M.D. 1981)
University of Iowa Cardiothoracic Surgical Residency (1987-1990)
Instructor/Assistant/Assoc.Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School (1990-2000)
Johnson and Johnson Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School (2001-2008)
Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Center,1999-06)
Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Center (2006- )
Chief and Karl Karlson and Gloria Karlson Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Brown Medical School (2008- )
Co-Director, Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute (2008-14)
Director, Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute (2014-present)


Microvascular Physiology and Pharmacology
Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research
Biologic Therapies
Myocardial Protection
Adult Cardiac Surgery
Practice Guidelines

Practice Areas

  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • General Thoracic Surgery
  • Intensive Care
  • Endocarditis and Inflammatory Diseases
  • Heart Failure
  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Valve Disease
  • Surgery
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Basic Science
  • Coronary Disease
  • Great Vessels
  • Extracorporeal Circulation
  • Electrophysiology