Frank Cusimano, MA, MS, MPhil
Advisory Council Member
Frank Cusimano is a current DO/PhD Candidate at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition. He is the host of the Surviving Medicine Podcast and is a regular contributor to Medscape and Doximity. Frank’s doctoral thesis, titled “Engineered bacteria for the modulation of intestinal physiology, inflammation, and behavior along the microbiome-gut-brain axis” has led him to openly speak about the role of health and nutrition education to not only the public, but also to medical trainees throughout the medical education process. Frank completed his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees at Southern Methodist University, completed a Master of Science in Biotechnology concentrating in Bioinformatics from Johns Hopkins University, and a Master of Arts and Master of Philosophy from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University.
Aside from research and studying as a medical student, Frank is an avid endurance athlete and works to promote living a healthy lifestyle while going through the medical education process. Frank has been the lead scientist and consultant on multiple international BioArt exhibits including works at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in NYC and at La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy.