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William S. Frankl MD is a retired Clinical Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, where he received his M.D. degree. He was formerly Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Director of the Likoff Cardiovascular Institute, and Chief of the Division of Cardiology, all at Hahnemann University. He also served as Professor of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and later as Professor of Medicine at the MCP/Hahnemann School of Medicine. He served as President of The Philadelphia County Medical Society and First District Trustee representing Philadelphia on the Pennsylvania Medical Society Board of Trustees. He is the author and co-author of four medical textbooks and over 150 scientific articles. He has been the recipient of numerous awards includingThe Strittmatter Award in recognition of valuable cotributions to the healing arts; The Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award; and the Fogarty Senior International Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health.

Since retirement from medicine, his literary efforts have been directed toward exploring human behavior through the lens of fiction, resulting in the publication of two novels, DAMAGED HEART and THE MERGER; a novella, THE CYBER PATIENT; and two collections of short stories, ROMANCE AND THE VENDING MACHINE and NIGHTMARE WORLDS. Twenty-three of his short stories have been published in a number of literary journals.


Book Signings & Readings



  • Book Signing
    Robin's Bookstore, Philadelphia, PA
    June 3, 2008
  • Book Signing & Reading
    The Ardmore Paperback Bookstore, Ardmore, PA
    May 31, 2008


Reviews of the Writing of Bill Frankl



"...Bill Frankl is a man of great accomplishment and greater modesty. His keen intelligence shines on every page...."

~ Rosemary McDonough of The Main Line Times - April 9, 2008

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