Cathrine Frank MD

Cathrine B Frank, MD

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Specialties: Psychiatry

Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychiatry


  • Michigan State University Office of the Registrar, MI, 1985

Residencies & Internships

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Psychiatry, MA, 1989
  • Henry Ford Hospital, Transitional, MI, 1986

About Me

Chair, Henry Ford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services

Care Philosophy:
My goal is ultimately to prevent illness and to work with patients and families to achieve full remission of psychiatric disorders and the fulfillment of a happy life.

Dr. Frank earned her medical degree from Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She is currently chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services at Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Frank maintains a busy clinical practice, specializing in mood disorders, women’s mental health and adult ADHD. She is a proponent of evidence-based psychotherapies and is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Frank also has ongoing research interests, particularly in the area of suicide prevention and is one of the principal authors of suicide prevention guidelines which were central to the award of The Joint Commission’s highest honor, the Codman Award and the American Psychiatric Association's Gold Award in 2006 at Henry Ford Health System. These guidelines led to an international interest and commitment to eliminating suicide or what is now called “zero suicides.” Dr. Frank is passionate about medical education and has received multiple teaching awards. She also has an expertise in forensic psychiatry, consulting with attorneys and companies in the intersection of psychiatry and the law.

Research Interests:

  • Suicide prevention
  • Evidence-based delivery systems of care
  • Opioid abuse and dependence
  • Integrated behavioral health care




Blog Posts
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  • Is It Depression? Your Questions Answered

    Everyone has times of feeling down or sad, but when is it considered depression? When should you seek professional help? A Henry Ford doctor answers frequently asked questions about depression.

  • In The Wake Of Tragedy: What To Know About Suicide

    The apparent suicide death of designer Kate Spade shows suicide is truly an illness that can affect anyone, says a Henry Ford Health psychiatrist. She offers insight into the stigma of suicide that can sometimes prevent people from seeking help, and why reaching out during a time of crisis is so crucial.

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