Dr. L. Matthew Frank

(757) 668-9920
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Child/Adol Neurology


Medical School: University of Connecticut

Residency: Duke University School of Medicine

Fellowship: Boston University/Boston City Hospital


Dr. Frank has been with CHKD and Eastern Virginia Medical School since 1978. He has progressed from instructor to professor of neurology in the department of pediatrics and for a time was director of the neurology training program while that was in existence at the medical school.

He has been involved in a number of clinical and research areas and was one of the leaders in establishing cranial ultrasonography as a new diagnostic test at the CHKD. He has been involved the MDA Clinic since his arrival at CHKD and has been the director of the Tidewater Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic for a number of years. He has also attended the MDA summer camp for two decades.

Dr. Frank's clinical practice is that of a sub-specialized child neurologist who sees the full range of children, understanding that the reason for which a child is referred often does not reflect the ultimate diagnosis (and for that reason, he tries to avoid specific diagnosis-based clinics).

Dr. Frank shares credit with his division members in the excellent scores that our pediatric trainees receive in the neurology subsections of their pediatric training program testing. Division members also take pride in the training and expertise of our staff both in our outpatient department and our award winning EEG lab.

On a personal note, Dr. Frank and his wife have three wonderful children and two exceptional grandchildren that give him great pleasure.

Clinical Interests
Research Areas
  • ¬†Febrile status epilepticus
  • Childhood absence epilepsy
  • Childhood migraine
Honors & Awards
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
(757) 668-9920