The 3rd Annual Zoomer List: Canada’s Top 45 Over 45: Dr. Cy Frank

Dr. Cy Frank, 63, Orthopedic Surgeon-Scientist

His work as a surgeon, his musculoskeletal research on ligament healing and transplantation, and also his research on gene therapy are leading the way toward finding a cure and better treatments for ailments such as arthritis. He was named one of Alberta’s top 50 Most Influential People for 2011 and is currently leading the province’s osteoarthritis team, which received a $5 million grant from Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions to continue its research. “My work matters, and it keeps me motivated literally every day because I feel that I can have a positive impact on the lives of many other people while challenging myself to continue to learn and improve.”