A look at the powerhouse sibling duo behind the bespoke aesthetic healthcare brand PFRANKMD.
Upon entering the sleek West Village office of PFRANKMD, you immediately feel that you’ve walked into a perfectly curated living room. One could argue that the collection of art and books is almost as impressive as the sea of the latest, oftentimes first-to-market, devices to tighten, smooth and possibly reinvent yourself if you have the time and the wallet.
In command of the show is none other than renowned cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank. Beyond his masterful minimally invasive techniques for cosmetic rejuvenation and age management in his ubercool West Village office, you’re left curious as to how PFRANKMD has literally become a global name in cosmetic rejuvenation.
The secret to much of Dr. Frank’s success can often be found walking down the hall of PFRANKMD; she is his smart, sophisticated and warm sister, Ann Frank. Together, the siblings Frank have used their tight-knit familial bond to slowly and carefully build a family- operated and globally recognized aesthetic healthcare brand poised for seemingly unlimited growth.
“We have a lot of fun,” starts Ann with a slight smile. “When you come to PFRANKMD, you’re literally walking into our home, and we’re going to treat you as such,” she continues. “After all, this is a family business, and that extends to our patients as well.”
With both their parents having had careers in medicine, the siblings Frank felt it was their calling to continue the family tradition. In 2001, they opened the doors to their flagship location, PFRANKMD Fifth Avenue, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, which in April of 2023 is set to reopen after an extensive expansion.
With this considerable physical expansion, PFRANKMD Fifth Avenue, “where it all began,” as Ann likes to call it, is slated to expand patient offerings as well.
“My vision for PFRANKMD has always been one of multiple providers with various subspecialties offering patients an aesthetic healthcare experience for the complete pro-aging lifestyle,” chimes in Dr. Frank. “Our patient isn’t just looking for cosmetic rejuvenation; they’re also looking for best-in-class dermatologic, functional and integrative medical care to become the best version of themselves,” he explains.
As her brother curates medical offerings, Ann, who holds the titles of director of operations and creative director (and is a powerhouse in her own right), oversees all facets of growth.
“Beyond offering the latest in technologies and specialties, it’s the passion created by our love of work that so easily translates into a more bespoke patient experience,” says Ann with a smile. “This is our true love, and patients can feel it.”
In the cluttered landscape of cosmetic providers, there’s arguably no team that does it more successfully than the siblings Frank. They are, as many industry insiders have said, “the ones to watch,” and watch them we will, as this is just the beginning.
Photography by: ZEV STARR-TAMBOR