Edward Frankel, MD

Edward Frankel, MD


I was a political science major in college. As I was nearing the end of my studies, I decided that I wanted to do something more “hands-on” – something in which you could see the results of your work and get true satisfaction from that. Medicine was an obvious choice because it met those criteria. When it came time to choose a specialty, I liked orthopedics. It’s not so much about saving lives but making lives better. Specifically, I chose hand surgery because the level of anatomic detail is greater. Hands are key to people’s sense of self and their ability to make a living and do recreational activities. I enjoy knowing that I’m taking care of such an important part of each patient’s anatomy.
When you meet me, you’ll see that I take my time with my patients. I will spend a lot of time listening to you and making sure that all of your questions are answered. I try to speak in plain English rather than medical terminology so as to never leave you guessing.
As a doctor, my best days are those when a patient from the past comes back to tell me how I’ve changed his/her life. I remember those days – the girl from Washington who was in town to become a nanny and was in a horrible roll-over accident – the police officer who was shot and needed nerve grafting – the children who are born with hand defects and I am able to give them function back. My first goal is to provide compassionate and ethical care to everyone.

Dr. Frankel’s Credentials



Hand Center of San Antonio


Duke University Medical Center

Medical School

University of Rochester Medical Center The School of Medicine and Dentistry

Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Surgeon

OrthoArizona-Arizona Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgeons

Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona

Gateway Surgery Center, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Scottsdale Healthcare-Shea Medical Center

Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn Medical Center

Scottsdale Healthcare-Thompson Peak Hospital

St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center

Biltmore Surgical Center, Piper Surgery Center

Scottsdale Healthcare-Greenbaum Surgical Specialty Hospital

Office Locations


Click here for directions to 3033 N. 44th St., Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Click here for directions to 8630 E. Via de Ventura Blvd., Ste. 205 Scottsdale, AZ, 85258

Click here for directions to 525 Chandler Village Dr. South, Chandler, AZ 85226