Biography of Frank Mainzer
Frank Mainzer emigrated to the United States in 1949. He entered the New York University School of Medicine in 1957 and following qualification trained in radiology at the University of California, San Francisco. In the early stages of his career, at the time that he was a co-author of the article describing the condition that bears his name, Mainzer had an interest in paediatric skeletal radiology. Since 1971 he has been chairman of the department of radiology at the San Francisco Memorial Hospital and he also has the status of clinical professor of radiology at the University of California, San Francisco.
In 1995 he was general radiologist, with special expertise in magnetic resonance imaging. He is presently (2000) affiliated with The Northern California Melanoma Center, which is currently engaged in a major research effort aimed at developing more effective therapies for malignancy melanoma. These studies include using the investigational immunotherapy noted earlier.