Richard M. Frankel

Richard M. Frankel, PhD

Professor of Medicine



 Dr. Frankel is Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics at IU School of Medicine and a Regenstrief Research Scientist. He has research based both in the IU Center for Health Services and Outcome Research and in the VA Health Services Research & Development Center for Health Information and Communication. Dr. Frankel’s research is focused on clinician-patient communication and its effects on quality and safety, the effects of exam room computing on physician patient communication and effective organizational change strategies. He leads the Advanced Scholars Program for Internists in Research and Education (ASPIRE) in the Division of General Internal Medicine and has been a senior mentor for more than 35 research fellows and more than 10 junior faculty in medicine, pediatrics and family medicine.

Dr. Frankel’s authorship spans over 250 research and review articles, books, and book chapters and he has received both the American Academy on Physician and Patient’s George Engel Award and the Lynn Payer Award for his contributions.  He serves on a number of editorial boards including the Journal of General Internal MedicineThe Permanente JournalBMC Education, and Communication and Medicine.  He is also a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners’ Interprofessional Assessment Task Force and serves as a consultant to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


(317) 988-4000 

General Internal Medicine
Veterans Administration Medical Center 1481 W. 10th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2884