Dr. Cy Frank (1949 - 2015)

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research is saddened to hear the news that Dr. Cy Frank, president and CEO of Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions, passed away March 4.

Dr. Frank was an acclaimed orthopedic surgeon whose research into knee ligaments and osteoarthritis earned him accolades including membership in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Order of Canada.

Recently, he made important contributions to the development of BC’s SPOR Support Unit by serving in an advisory role with the project’s external expert group.

“Cy was a wonderful colleague and friend,” said Dr. Diane Finegood, MSFHR president and CEO. “I had the privilege to serve alongside him as we were both inaugural Scientific Directors for the new Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Canadian health research has lost a great leader and we have all lost a warm and wonderful friend.”