Frank C. Wilson, MD

Frank Wilson

Kenan Professor of Orthopaedics

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • BA: Vanderbilt University
  • MD: Medical College of Georgia
  • Residency: Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Selected Honors, Awards, and Recognitions
  • Markle Scholar in Academic Medicine
  • ABC Traveling Fellowship, American Orthopaedic Association
  • Nicholas Andry Award for Orthopaedic Research
  • Kenan Professorship, University of North Carolina
  • Thomas Jefferson Award, University of North Carolina
  • Kenan Study Leave
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, UNC School of Medicine
  • Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecturer, UNC School of Medicine
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Distinguished Service, Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Darlington Preparatory School
  • Distinguished Orthoapedist Award, North Carolina Orthopaedic Association
  • Finalist, UNC Board of Governors Teaching Award
  • Distinguished Southern Orthopaedist Award, Southern Orthopaedic Association
  • Former President:
    • Association of Orthopaedic Chairmen
    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • American Orthopaedic Association
    • North Carolina Orthopaedic Association
    • The Thomas Wolfe Society
  • Clinician-Educator Award, American Orthopaedic Association
Clinical Interests
  • Joint replacement
  • Disorders of the shoulder and ankle
Research Interests
  • Knee replacement
  • Ankle injuries
  • Surgical infections
  • Medical education
Academic Appointments
1963 Instructor in Orthopaedics; College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, New York
1964-1965 Instructor in Surgery (Orthopaedics); UNC School of Medicine
1965-1968 Assistant Professor of Surgery (Orthopaedics); UNC School of Medicine
1967-1995 Chief; Division of Orthopaedics, UNC School of Medicine
1968-1971 Associate Professor of Surgery (Orthopaedics); UNC School of Medicine
1971-1991 Professor of Surgery (Orthopaedics); UNC School of Medicine
1980-present Instructor; Undergraduate Honors Program (Dept. of Humanities), University of North Carolina
1990 Assistant Dean (Acting); Graduate Medical Education; UNC School of Medicine
 1992-present Kenan Professor of Orthopaedics; UNC School of Medicine
Selected Publications (see complete list at PubMed)