Frank M. Schembri, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Frank Schembri
72 E. Concord St Housman (R)


Expertise in collecting, processing and storage of clinical specimens from the upper and lower airways of patients.

Other Positions

  • Member, Pulmonary Center, Boston University
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University


  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, MD
  • University of Pennsylvania, BA


  • Published on 7/28/2021

    Lui JK, Billatos E, Schembri F. Evaluation and management of pleural sepsis. Respir Med. 2021 10; 187:106553. PMID: 34340174.

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  • Published on 5/21/2020

    Dhanani M, Hou A, Moll M, Schembri F. Introduction of an academic medical center's point-of-care ultrasound curriculum to internal medicine residents at a community-based teaching hospital. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2020 May 21; 10(2):93-98. PMID: 32850043.

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  • Published on 5/9/2019

    LoPresti CM, Schnobrich DJ, Dversdal RK, Schembri F. A road map for point-of-care ultrasound training in internal medicine residency. Ultrasound J. 2019 May 09; 11(1):10. PMID: 31359161.

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  • Published on 10/1/2018

    Eddy J, Khan T, Schembri F. Medical management of drug-sensitive active thoracic tuberculosis: the work-up, radiographic findings and treatment. J Thorac Dis. 2018 Oct; 10(Suppl 28):S3378-S3391. PMID: 30505525.

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  • Published on 2/15/2018

    Schembri F, Ferguson JS. Is There a TIME and Place for Thrombolytics in Malignant Pleural Effusions? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 02 15; 197(4):422-423. PMID: 29072846.

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  • Published on 4/15/2017

    Argento AC, Schembri F. The Evolving Role of the Indwelling Tunneled Pleural Catheter. A Means to an End. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 04 15; 195(8):976-978. PMID: 28409687.

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  • Published on 10/24/2013

    Perdomo C, Campbell JD, Gerrein J, Tellez CS, Garrison CB, Walser TC, Drizik E, Si H, Gower AC, Vick J, Anderlind C, Jackson GR, Mankus C, Schembri F, O'Hara C, Gomperts BN, Dubinett SM, Hayden P, Belinsky SA, Lenburg ME, Spira A. MicroRNA 4423 is a primate-specific regulator of airway epithelial cell differentiation and lung carcinogenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Nov 19; 110(47):18946-51. PMID: 24158479.

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  • Published on 8/1/2013

    Stevenson E, Schembri F, Green DM, Burns JD. Serotonin syndrome associated with clozapine withdrawal. JAMA Neurol. 2013 Aug; 70(8):1054-5. PMID: 23753931.

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  • Published on 6/1/2011

    Beane J, Vick J, Schembri F, Anderlind C, Gower A, Campbell J, Luo L, Zhang XH, Xiao J, Alekseyev YO, Wang S, Levy S, Massion PP, Lenburg M, Spira A. Characterizing the impact of smoking and lung cancer on the airway transcriptome using RNA-Seq. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2011 Jun; 4(6):803-17. PMID: 21636547.

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  • Published on 4/27/2011

    Perdomo C, Spira A, Schembri F. MiRNAs as regulators of the response to inhaled environmental toxins and airway carcinogenesis. Mutat Res. 2011 Dec 1; 717(1-2):32-7. PMID: 21549133.

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