Tym Frank



Hospital Site:
Fraser – Burnaby Hospital

Dr. Frank joined the UBC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2018 as a clinical instructor. Dr. Frank graduated from McGill University in 2006 with a BSc in Physiology. He then went on to study medicine at the University of Toronto, graduating with an MD in 2011. His orthopaedic surgery specialty training was completed at the University of British Columbia in 2016. He then went on to complete two fellowships, the first at Western University Hand and Upper Limb Centre of London Ontario in 2017, and the second at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto Ontario in 2018 in adult trauma and upper limb reconstruction. Dr. Frank is actively engaged in the resident education program at UBC serving on the Residency Program Committee and acting as the Director of the Burnaby Hospital Rotation.

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests:

  • Resident education
  • Clinical outcomes research
  • Health systems delivery
  • Global health


Management of rheumatoid arthritis of the elbow with a convertible total elbow arthroplasty. Strelzow JA, Frank T, Chan K, Athwal GS, Faber KJ, King GJW. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2019 Nov;28(11):2205-2214.

Glenoid component positioning and guidance techniques in anatomic and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Burns DM, Frank T, Whyne CM, Henry PD. Shoulder Elbow. 2019 Jul;11(2 Suppl):16-28. doi: 10.1177/1758573218806252.

Management of chronic distal biceps tendon ruptures: primary repair vs. semitendinosus autograft reconstruction. Frank T, Seltser A, Grewal R, King GJW, Athwal GS. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2019 Jun;28(6):1104-1110. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2019.01.006. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

For more information regarding Dr. Frank’s published research, please click here.

Academic Background

  • Trauma and Upper Limb Reconstruction Fellowship, The University of Toronto
  • Hand and Upper Limb Surgery Fellowship, Western University
  • MD, The University of Toronto
  • BSc Physiology, McGill University