Dennis Onyeka Frank-Ito

Frank-Ito

Associate Professor in Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

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

  • Associate Professor in Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Contact Information

Education

  • University of North Carolina - 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.

Courses Taught

  • BIOLOGY 493: Research Independent Study

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Li, H; Martin, HL; Marcus, JR; Frank-Ito, DO, Analysis of nasal air conditioning in subjects with unilateral cleft lip nasal deformity., Respir Physiol Neurobiol, vol 291 (2021) [10.1016/j.resp.2021.103694] [abs].
  • Tillis, RT; Shah, R; Martin, HL; Allori, AC; Marcus, JR; Frank-Ito, DO, A systematic analysis of surgical interventions for the airway in the mature unilateral cleft lip nasal deformity: a single case study., Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg (2021) [10.1007/s11548-021-02396-z] [abs].
  • Frank-Ito, DO; Cohen, SM, Orally Inhaled Drug Particle Transport in Computerized Models of Laryngotracheal Stenosis., Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, vol 164 no. 4 (2021), pp. 829-840 [10.1177/0194599820959674] [abs].
  • Sicard, RM; Frank-Ito, DO, Role of nasal vestibule morphological variations on olfactory airflow dynamics., Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon), vol 82 (2021) [10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2021.105282] [abs].
  • Shah, R; Marcus, JR; Frank-Ito, DO, Computational Analysis of Olfactory Airspace in Patients With Unilateral Cleft Lip Nasal Deformity., The Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal : Official Publication of the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (2020) [10.1177/1055665620982754] [abs].