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Dennis Onyeka Frank-Ito, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Office: 40 Duke Medicine Circle, DUMC 3805, 3576 White Zone, Durham, NC 27710

My research interests include modeling the effects of human airway anatomy on respiratory airflow patterns, deposition of inhaled gases and particle transport using computational fluid dynamics.

Education and Training

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010 - 2013
  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2010

Publications

Tracy, Lauren F., Saikat Basu, Parth V. Shah, Dennis O. Frank-Ito, Snigdha Das, Adam M. Zanation, and Julia S. Kimbell. “Impact of endoscopic craniofacial resection on simulated nasal airflow and heat transport..” Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 9, no. 8 (August 2019): 900–909. https://doi.org/10.1002/alr.22328.

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Borojeni, Azadeh A. T., Guilherme J. M. Garcia, Masoud Gh Moghaddam, Dennis O. Frank-Ito, Julia S. Kimbell, Purushottam W. Laud, Lisa J. Koenig, and John S. Rhee. “Normative ranges of nasal airflow variables in healthy adults..” Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg, July 2, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11548-019-02023-y.

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Frank-Ito, Dennis O. “A COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS OF AEROSOL DEPORTATION IN LARYNGOTRACHEAL STENOSIS.” In Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery, 32:A10–A10. MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Inthavong, Kiao, Jiawei Ma, Yidan Shang, Jingliang Dong, Annicka S. R. Chetty, Jiyuan Tu, and Dennis Frank-Ito. “Geometry and airflow dynamics analysis in the nasal cavity during inhalation..” Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 66 (June 2019): 97–106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2017.10.006.

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Frank-Ito, Dennis O., David J. Carpenter, Tracy Cheng, Yash J. Avashia, David A. Brown, Adam Glener, Alexander Allori, and Jeffrey R. Marcus. “Computational Analysis of the Mature Unilateral Cleft Lip Nasal Deformity on Nasal Patency..” Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 7, no. 5 (May 2019). https://doi.org/10.1097/GOX.0000000000002244.

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Farzal, Z., A. G. Del Signore, A. M. Zanation, C. S. Ebert, D. Frank-Ito, J. S. Kimbell, and B. A. Senior. “A computational fluid dynamics analysis of the effects of size and shape of anterior nasal septal perforations..” Rhinology 57, no. 2 (April 1, 2019): 153–59. https://doi.org/10.4193/Rhin18.111.

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Marcus, Jeffrey R., David A. Brown, David Carpenter, Adam Glener, Alexander Allori, and Dennis Frank-Ito. “Multimodal Characterization of the Mature Septal Deformity and Airspace Associated with Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate..” Plast Reconstr Surg 143, no. 3 (March 2019): 865–73. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000005365.

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Kimbell, Julia S., Saikat Basu, Guilherme J. M. Garcia, Dennis O. Frank-Ito, Frances Lazarow, Erica Su, Dimitry Protsenko, Zhongping Chen, John S. Rhee, and Brian J. Wong. “Upper airway reconstruction using long-range optical coherence tomography: Effects of airway curvature on airflow resistance..” Lasers Surg Med 51, no. 2 (February 2019): 150–60. https://doi.org/10.1002/lsm.23005.

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Frank-Ito, Dennis O., Julia S. Kimbell, Azadeh A. T. Borojeni, Guilherme J. M. Garcia, and John S. Rhee. “A hierarchical stepwise approach to evaluate nasal patency after virtual surgery for nasal airway obstruction..” Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 61 (January 2019): 172–80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2018.12.014.

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Ma, Jiawei, Jingliang Dong, Yidan Shang, Kiao Inthavong, Jiyuan Tu, and Dennis O. Frank-Ito. “Air conditioning analysis among human nasal passages with anterior anatomical variations..” Med Eng Phys 57 (July 2018): 19–28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.medengphy.2018.04.010.

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