Frank Esper, MD, is a pediatric infectious disease specialist in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease and Rheumatology, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. He is Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.
Dr. Esper is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases. His special interest is pediatric viral respiratory infections and emerging infectious diseases.
Dr. Esper earned his bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University and his doctorate in medicine from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, Ind., followed by a fellowship in pediatric infectious disease, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
He has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and coauthored three textbook chapters. He is a reviewer for several notable medical journals, including Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Journal of Infectious Diseases and Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society.
He is a member of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society and the Infectious Disease Society of America.
Education & Training
1992, Case Western Reserve University
Medical / Professional School(s)
1998, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
1999, Pediatrics - Riley Hospital for Children (James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children)
2001, Pediatrics - Riley Hospital for Children (James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children)
2005, Pediatric Infectious Diseases - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Viral Respiratory Diseases - Newly Discovered and Emerging
UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Department of Pediatrics-Infectious Disease
11100 Euclid Ave
Rainbow Specialties Center
960 Clague Rd
UH Westlake Health Center, Bldg A, Ste 1600
5850 Landerbrook Dr
UH Landerbrook Health Center, Ste 220
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As of December 31, 2015, Frank Esper, MD did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.