Professor Frank L. Bowling B.Sc(Hons)., Pg.D(Plast)., M.Sc., DPM., Ph.D., D.Sc.

MAHSC Honorary Clinical Chair

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Overview

Frank is a Professor of Translational & Experimental Medicine and a Podiatric Surgical Fellow at Manchester Foundation Trust within the Departments of Diabetes & Vascular Surgery. His specialist area of interest is focused on the care of patients with lower limb complications due to a loss of protective sensation/tissue damage, holding higher postgraduate diplomas in Microsurgery (Pius Branzeu Centre) endorsed by the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive Microsurgery and Neurology under the auspices of the Academy of Sciences A.S.M. 

Frank also holds adjunct posts: Clinical & Academic (Instructor) Professor of Surgery Victor Babes, RO & Nicolae Testemițanu, RM Universities, Schools of Medicine & Pharmacy

Clinically overseeing various research clinics based at Manchester Foundation Trust and Manchester, Bolton High-Risk Diabetic foot clinics, under his long term mentor Professor Andrew Boulton.

As a Senior Clinical Academic he is responsible for:

  • Planning clinical trials/research into lower limb complications with a specialist interest in Diabetes
  • Developing collaborative research projects with colleagues, both Nationally & Internationally
  • Running undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in diabetes and its complications manifested in the lower limb
  • Research Lead/Champion for the Manchester Foundation Trust

Collaborating closely with senior colleagues from Medicine, Biology & Health: Andrew Boulton, Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Andrew McBain Professor of Applied Microbiology, Faculty of Health, Curtis Dobson Professor of Translational Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Manchester. Diabetologists & Vascular Surgeons Manchester Foundation Trust.

National & international colleagues from other Universities & Health Care Centres:  David Armstrong Professor of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California. Mihai Ionac Professor of Vascular & Reconstructive Microsurgery, Victor Babes Uiniversity of Medicine. Professors Stanislav Groppa & Vitali Lisinic, Neurologists, Nicolae Testemițanu Universitiy of Medicine. Neil Reeves Professor of Musculoskeletal Biomechanics in Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University. 

Frank is a humanitarian and an advocate of Medical Internships Globally in Healthcare (MIGiH internships) with Projects based both home and overseas. Gaining knowledge & experience of global healthcare issues and a deeper understanding of how medical charities change lives in developing countries.  

 

Biography

  • Chairmans Research Prize Scholarship Award (Peter Mount) Central Manchester University Hospital Foundation Trust 2006.
  • “Best Medical Essay” awarded at the inter-university competition, presented at the third International Medical Postgraduate conference Prague 2007.
  • Symposium of Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), Top Clinical Abstract Award (best in clinical practice), winner, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A. 2010
  • Bionow awards 2012, Biomedical Research, Astra Zeneca, UK clinical excellence award.
  • NIHR  2015 Leading Comercial Principle Investigator Award (Clinical Reserch Network)
  • Senior Clinical/Academic Bridging Fellowship Award Central Manchester University Hospital Foundation Trust 2018.

External positions

Visiting Professor of Musculoskeletal Science, Manchester Metropolitan University & Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention (ISIaIP) University of Huddersfield, UK

1 Sep 2018 → …

Adjunct Professor of Translational Medicine (Surgery), Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timișoara, RO & Nicolae Testemițanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chișinău, MD.

2 May 2017 → …

Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Surgery, College of Podiatry, Directorate of Podiatric Surgery, London, UK

23 Sep 2016 → …

Fellow, Academy of Sciences of Moldova

2016 → …

Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, UK

2013 → …

Areas of expertise

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2019 - Higher Training in Podiatric Surgery, Certificate of Completion of Podiatric Surgical Training, CCPST, College of Podiatry, Directorate of Podiatric Surgery (2015 - 2019)
  • 2019 - Post Graduate Diploma Plastic Microsurgery (Intercollegiate) Surgery , Pius Branzeu Centre for Microsurgery (2018 - 2019)
  • 2016 - Post Graduate Diploma Neuropathies (Intercollegiate) Medicine, Academy of Medical Sciences Neuropathy (2015 - 2016)
  • 2016 - Doctor of Science, Foot & Ankle Biomechanics, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemitanu” (2013 - 2016)
  • 2015 - Doctor of Podiatry, Clinical Biomechanics, in Lower Limb Pathology , The University of Huddersfield (2011 - 2015)
  • 2013 - Master of Science, Clinical Microbiology “Bacteriology” in the Diabetic Foot, The University of Huddersfield (2008 - 2011)
  • 2009 - Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Microbiology “Bacteriology” , The University of Manchester (2005 - 2009)
  • 2004 - Bachelor of Science, Clinical Microbiology “Mycology” in the Foot, The University of Salford (1999 - 2002)

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