Frank C. Messina

Frank C. Messina, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine


Frank is a 1983 graduate of Columbia University (President Obama’s classmate) and graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (now Icahn) 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, the Medical Director of the Eskenazi Emergency Department’s Clinical Decision (Observation) Unit and the Medical Director for Eskenazi’ s operations with MDwise (a local health insurance company). He has been an associate medical director of the emergency department at Wishard Hospital (now Eskenazi Hospital) where he still sees patients and teaches medical students, residents and other healthcare profession students. He is past-chairman and current member of the Indiana University School of Medicine's Faculty Community Relations Committee.

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 keeping his teenage children on track, he rides his bike to work, sometimes along with his wife of 26 years who is a retired manager at Eli Lilly and Company also in downtown Indy.


(317) 880-3900 

Eskenazi Health 720 Eskenazi Avenue FOB 3rd Fl. Department of Emergency Medicine
Indianapolis, IN 46202


Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Medical Director, Eskenazi Hospital Transition Support Department
  • Medical Director, Eskenazi Clinical Decision Unit
  • Medical Director, MDwise Eskenazi