“Cura Personalis’ is a Latin phrase I was taught at Georgetown during my training. That translates as ‘Care for the entire person.’ My philosophy in caring for my patients is that in order to serve them best I need to see them as who they are as a person, their circumstances and their challenges as well as their medical diagnosis. I believe in partnering with parents, adolescents, and young adults I care for to include them as vital participants in medical decision making. Prioritizing quality care and patient centered communication, not time allotted for an appointment, is what I believe results in the best medical care.”


Dr. Faith Frankel, MD is a pediatrician with special interests in autism and pediatric Chiari. She is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, DC where she teaches physical diagnosis and patient physician communication. She also is a member of the Madison House Autism Foundation Advisory Board on whose behalf she lectures to universities and hospitals on how to improve patient visits for patients with autism. Dr. Frankel received her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University where she was a member of the Ho Nun De Kah Honor Society. She received her medical degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine where she graduated Cum Laude and received a Woman in Medicine Award. Dr. Frankel completed her pediatric internship and residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. Dr. Frankel has been board certified in pediatrics since 1995.

Dr. Faith Frankel, MD cares for adolescents and young adults 16-21 years old.

Board Certification

  • Pediatrics

Areas of Expertise

  • Autism
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Young Adult Medicine



Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

Medical School

SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Buffalo, NY

Undergraduate School

Cornell University
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Ithaca, NY

Academic Appointment

Georgetown University
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Georgetown University Medical School
Physical Diagnosis and Patient Physician Communication
2009 – Present

Personal Interests

Dr. Frankel is an avid international traveler with her family, loves cooking, gardening, and making jewelry.