Dennis Onyeka Frank-Ito

Dennis Onyeka Frank-Ito

Assistant Professor of Surgery

My research interests include modeling the effects of human airway anatomy on respiratory airflow patterns, deposition of inhaled gases and particle transport using computational fluid dynamics.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 40 Duke Medicine Circle, DUMC 3805, 3576 White Zone, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 681-7247
  • Email Address: dennis.frank@duke.edu

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013
  • Ph.D. North Carolina State University, 2010

Research Interests

Modeling the effects of human airway anatomy on respiratory airflow patterns, deposition of inhaled gases and particle transport using computational fluid dynamics.

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Vanhille, DL; Garcia, GJM; Asan, O; Borojeni, AAT; Frank-Ito, DO; Kimbell, JS; Pawar, SS; Rhee, JS, Virtual Surgery for the Nasal Airway: A Preliminary Report on Decision Support and Technology Acceptance., JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, vol 20 no. 1 (2018), pp. 63-69 [10.1001/jamafacial.2017.1554] [abs].
  • Basu, S; Frank-Ito, DO; Kimbell, JS, On computational fluid dynamics models for sinonasal drug transport: Relevance of nozzle subtraction and nasal vestibular dilation., International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering (2017) [10.1002/cnm.2946] [abs].
  • Cheng, T; Carpenter, D; Cohen, S; Witsell, D; Frank-Ito, DO, Investigating the effects of laryngotracheal stenosis on upper airway aerodynamics., The Laryngoscope (2017) [10.1002/lary.26954] [abs].
  • Carpenter, DJ; Tucci, DL; Kaylie, DM; Frank-Ito, DO, The anatomic determinants of conductive hearing loss secondary to tympanic membrane perforation, Journal of Otology, vol 12 no. 3 (2017), pp. 125-131 [10.1016/j.joto.2017.06.001] [abs].
  • Ma, J; Dong, J; Shang, Y; Inthavong, K; Tu, J; Frank-Ito, DO, Numerical air conditioning performance assessment of nasal models with morphologic variations, Proceedings / IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: from nano to macro. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (2017), pp. 118-121 [10.1109/ISBI.2017.7950482] [abs].