Harris A. Frankel, MD

Dr. FrankelAssistant Professor - Department of Neurological Sciences
Director – General Neurology

Academic Office:  Clinic Practice Location: 
988440 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-8440
Phone: 402-559-4496
Fax: 402-559-3341
4242 Farnam Street, Suite 650
North Doctor's Tower
Omaha, NE 68131
Phone: 402-559-8600  

Administrative Assistant:  Janet Sciortino     402-552-3481

Education:
University of Nebraska College of Medicine, M.D. (1986)
Neurology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Resident (1987-1990)

Hospital Appointments:
University of Nebraska Medical Center
VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

Interests: General Neurology and Health Information Technology

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Frankel is a native of Omaha, Nebraska. He obtained his BA in animal physiology from the University of California, San Diego, in 1982. He then attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and received his MD degree in 1986. Thereafter, he did a one-year internship in general internal medicine at Creighton University Affiliated Hospitals in Omaha. He then completed a neurology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 1990. During the last year of training he served as chief resident for the Department of Neurology at Parkland Memorial Hospital and the Dallas VA Medical Center. Upon completion of his residency training, Dr. Frankel returned to Omaha, Nebraska and joined the private practice of Neurology with Drs. Goldner, Cooper, Cotton, Sundell, Frankel, Franco, and Diesing, After nearly 21 years of private practice, Dr. Frankel then joined the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is a member of the active staff of the Nebraska Medical Center and serves as medical director for the UNMC-Physicians Clinical Neurosciences Center. Dr. Frankel is board certified in the specialty of Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Frankel is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Academy of Neurology, the Nebraska Academy of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and the American Medical Association. He is the immediate past President of the Metropolitan Omaha Medical Society and currently serves as President of the Nebraska Health Information Initiative, Inc. (NeHII). He chairs the committees on Medicare and the Electronic Health Records Task Force for the Nebraska Medical Association and is also a member of the Association’s Healthcare Reform Task Force. He has also chaired the Professional Advisory Committee of the Midlands Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society with whom he has also been a member of the National Medical Advisory Board. Prior to joining the faculty of UNMC he was a trustee of the University of Nebraska Foundation and served as a member its Development Committee chaired the subcommittee on Alumni Relations.

Dr. Frankel is married to Dr. Janice Peterson Frankel and they have four children.

Selected Publication:

  1. Frankel, H.A., and Bass, D.: Nebraska health Information Initiative, Paper Kills 2.0, CHT Press, 2010, Chapter 12.

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