Dr. Frank Jacono is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, and University Hospitals Case Medical Center. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the Respiratory Therapy Department and Medical Chair of the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Committee at the Cleveland VA Medical Center. In addition to his clinical practice in the medical intensive care unit and the pulmonary outpatient clinic, Dr. Jacono’s research interests are focused on the neural control of breathing in acute lung injury (ALI), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and mechanical ventilation. The overall goal of his laboratory is to develop and test a cohesive set of computational approaches to quantify biologically determined breathing pattern variability to provide predicative insight into prognosis and reversible pathophysiology leading to recovery, survival and rehabilitation; ultimately, targeting measures of pattern variability as an “additional vital sign” providing diagnostic and predictive information to clinicians. Dr. Jacono received an Advanced Career Development Award from the VA Research Service, and his research activities have also been supported by the American Heart Association and the NIH.
Dr. Jacono graduated summa cum laude with a B.S in Physics from Case Western Reserve University. He earned his medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine. He completed internal medicine residency training and a fellowship in pulmonary & critical care medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.