Faculty or Staff Name:

MessingF001WEB.jpgFrank C. Messina, MD
Associate Professor Clinical Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, Eskenazi Hospital Transition Support Department

Office Location & Contact
Faculty Office Building, Eskenazi Health
640 Eskenazi Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone: (317) 880-3900


Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine/Primary Care Education/Clinical Research Methods, 1993

Thomas Jefferson University
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1990

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
MD, Class of 1987

About me

Frank is a 1983 graduate of Columbia University (President Obama’s classmate) and graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York in 1987. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He subsequently did a fellowship in General Internal Medicine/Primary Care Education/Clinical Research Methods at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is ABIM and ABEM certified.

Frank has been on the faculty here since 1990.  He is currently the Medical Director of the Eskenazi Hospital Transition Support Department and the Medical Director of the Eskenazi Emergency Department’s Clinical Decision (Observation) Unit.  He has been an associate medical director of the emergency department at Wishard Hospital (now Eskenazi Hospital) where he has been active clinically and was responsible for the educational curriculum at that site. He continues to coordinate the curriculum for non-EM rotators on their EM rotations. He initiated the yearly fresh cadaver-based procedure laboratory all EM residents experience. He is past-chairman and current member of the Indiana University School of Medicine's Faculty Community Relations Committee. Having completed an Evidence Based Medicine Teaching course at the NY Academy of Medicine, Frank teaches in the freshman medical student EBM course the EM department coordinates.

Frank has been recognized for teaching excellence with several awards, and was the recipient of a $80,000 Clarian Values Fund educational grant, several grants to sponsor "mini-medical schools" for the local public, and grants to support the cadaver training labs. He has been a co-host for the Public Radio show “Sound Medicine” which is also podcasted.

Frank is a reviewer for the American Journal of Emergency Medicine and for the MedEdPortal of the Association of American Medical Colleges for which he was honored in 2010-2011 as one of its top 20 reviewers for comprehensiveness and quality.

When not ferrying his teenage children hither and yon, he rides his bike to work, along with his wife of 23 years who is a manager at Eli Lilly and Company also in downtown Indy.

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