Frank Bowling (BSc[Hons], PgD[Plast], MSc, DPM, PhD, DSc) is Professor in Surgery and Translational Medicine and a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon at the University of Manchester, Manchester Royal Infirmary. His specialist area of interest is the care of patients with lower limb complications due to a loss of protective sensation/tissue damage. He holds higher postgraduate diplomas in Microsurgery (Pius Branzeu Centre) endorsed by the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive Microsurgery and Neurology under the auspices of the Academy of Sciences ASM. He also holds adjunct posts: Clinical and Academic (Instructor) Professor of Surgery Victor Babes, RO and Nicolae Testemițanu, RM Universities, Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy.
Professor Bowling oversees various research clinics based at Manchester Foundation Trust and Manchester, Bolton High-Risk Diabetic foot clinics, under his long-term mentor Professor Andrew Boulton. As a senior clinical academic he is responsible for planning clinical trials/research into lower limb complications with a specialist interest in diabetes and developing collaborative research projects with colleagues, both nationally and internationally. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed journal articles, including numerous books and chapters.
He is a fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Surgery, College of Podiatry, Directorate of Podiatric Surgery, London, UK and a fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK. Overseas Academy Sciences Romania and Moldova.
He leads undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in diabetes and its complications manifested in the lower limb.