Frank R. Noyes, M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in knee surgery and sports medicine and an internationally recognized authority on the diagnosis and treatment of complex knee problems. Dr. Noyes completed his training at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He then received a four-year clinical and research appointment as an orthopaedic surgeon in the United States Air Force, was commissioned as a Lieutenant Colonel, and began his landmark research into knee ligament injuries, effects of immobility, biomechanics, injury prevention, and diagnosis and treatment of serious knee disorders.
In 1975, Dr. Noyes joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati and started one of the nation’s first sports medicine programs. He also established the Noyes-Giannestras Biomechanics Laboratories within the University of Cincinnati College of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. These laboratories have received national and international awards for outstanding research. In 1981, Dr. Noyes founded the Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center and Foundation.
Patients from as far away as Greece, the Middle East, Europe and South America or as close as Cincinnati have sought Dr. Noyes’ specialized care. Whether he is treating a professional or recreational athlete, an injured worker, a high school student, or an older adult, all patients receive the same care, compassion and expertise. Patient satisfaction is always Dr. Noyes’ number one goal. For this philosophy, Dr. Noyes has been recognized yearly by Best Doctors in America as one of the nation’s outstanding physicians.
Committed to physician education, Dr. Noyes established one of the first sports medicine fellowship programs in the United States. Over 155 orthopaedic surgeons have graduated from the program and practice orthopaedics at some of the nation’s top institutions. Dr. Noyes has been an invited professor at universities across the U.S. and the featured speaker at orthopaedic society seminars and academic meetings around the world. In addition, Dr. Noyes is frequently consulted and quoted by the media including The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, Ladies Home Journal, US News & World Report and Sports Illustrated.
A prolific researcher and writer, Dr. Noyes has published over 400 studies and articles in the world’s leading orthopaedic journals and textbooks, changing the face of sports medicine and orthopaedics as we know it. He serves on a variety of editorial review boards and is a manuscript reviewer for several highly respected journals. Among many research projects he is leading at Cincinnati SportsMedicine, Dr. Noyes is studying the prevention of knee injuries in female athletes, advanced rehabilitation programs to decrease the rate of reinjury after ACL reconstruction, the use of blood flow restriction training for chronic severe muscle atrophy, the repair and transplantation of articular cartilage in the knee, and surgical techniques and rehabilitation to return patients to recreational activities after knee replacement procedures.