“‘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 pediatric 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 and the children 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.”

Board Certification

  • Pediatrics



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

Hospitals Affiliated With

Carroll County General Hospital
Howard County General Hospital

Academic Appointment

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

Service Work

I serve on the Board of Advisors for Madison House Autism Foundation. I also volunteer, on behalf of Madison House to give lectures to Hospital Pediatric Departments as well as hospital staff on how to improve medical visits for patients on the Autism Spectrum.

On behalf of Conquer Pediatric Chiari, I volunteered to appear as their medical expert in their public service message regarding Pediatric Chiari.

Personal Interests

In her free time, Dr. Frankel enjoys traveling internationally with her family, cooking, gardening, and making jewelry.


Dr. Faith Frankel 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.