Dennis Onyeka Frank-Ito

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

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

  • Tracy, LF; Basu, S; Shah, PV; Frank-Ito, DO; Das, S; Zanation, AM; Kimbell, JS, Impact of endoscopic craniofacial resection on simulated nasal airflow and heat transport., Int Forum Allergy Rhinol, vol 9 no. 8 (2019), pp. 900-909 [10.1002/alr.22328] [abs].
  • Borojeni, AAT; Garcia, GJM; Moghaddam, MG; Frank-Ito, DO; Kimbell, JS; Laud, PW; Koenig, LJ; Rhee, JS, Normative ranges of nasal airflow variables in healthy adults., Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg (2019) [10.1007/s11548-019-02023-y] [abs].
  • Frank-Ito, DO, A COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS OF AEROSOL DEPORTATION IN LARYNGOTRACHEAL STENOSIS, Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery, vol 32 no. 3 (2019), pp. A10-A10 [abs].
  • Inthavong, K; Ma, J; Shang, Y; Dong, J; Chetty, ASR; Tu, J; Frank-Ito, D, Geometry and airflow dynamics analysis in the nasal cavity during inhalation., Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon), vol 66 (2019), pp. 97-106 [10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2017.10.006] [abs].
  • Frank-Ito, DO; Carpenter, DJ; Cheng, T; Avashia, YJ; Brown, DA; Glener, A; Allori, A; Marcus, JR, Computational Analysis of the Mature Unilateral Cleft Lip Nasal Deformity on Nasal Patency., Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open, vol 7 no. 5 (2019) [10.1097/GOX.0000000000002244] [abs].