Dr Ryan Frank worked towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Calgary, in Alberta, Canada. He continued his training with a Residency in Plastic Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Calgary and Fellowships in Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery and Aesthetic Surgery in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Frank is currently in the process of completing a Master of Business Administration at Cornell-Queen’s Universities in Kingston, Ontario and Ithaca, New York.
Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr Frank Ryan 'was texting' when his car went off a cliff
Heidi Montag's plastic surgeon Dr Frank Ryan has been killed after apparently accidentally driving off a cliff while sending a text message.
The Beverly Hills surgeon, who has treated a host of stars, was in his Jeep when it went off the side of the Pacific Coast Highway yesterday outside Los Angeles.
He was texting his brother at the time, according to his ex-girlfriend.
'He lived up in Malibu on a tiny street and he was texting while driving and he accidentally went over the cliff,' 29-year-old Charmaine Blake told People.com
The celebrity publicist remained a close friend of the surgeon, after dating him for three years.
The California Highway Patrol confirmed that Ryan was texting before the crash, but investigators are still working to determine he cause of the accident.
'It is one of the elements that we are investigating,' CHP Officer Steven Reid told People.
The Jeep landed on rocks and lifeguards rushed to the scene to release Ryan, who was trapped inside with serious head injuries.
Ventura County Fire Department tried hoisting Ryan using a helicopter, but the attempt was called off. The 50-year-old died at the scene.
His last Tweet says: 'Border collie Jill surveying the view from atop the sand dune.'
Ryan posted the picture below with his Tweet. The dog was injured but survived.
As well as performing Heidi Montag's notoriously extreme makeover with 10 procedures in one day, Ryan's patients included Gene Simmons, Shauna Sand and Vince Neil.
Celebrity doctor: Heidi Montag and Dr Frank Ryan appearing on Good Morning America after her plastic surgery last November
The Hills star Montag, 23, underwent 10 procedures in just one day in her quest for 'perfection' last November.
The reality star, who is hoping to launch a pop career, this week unveiled the startling results after going under the scalpel in November.
Heidi was no stranger to surgery - by the time she was 21, Heidi had already had a nose job, collagen lip injections, and implants that turned her A-cups into 32-Cs.