Frank P. Kunik, Jr., DO

Previous Positions

Associate Professor of Human Physiology and Clinical Medicine
St. Martinus University, Faculty of Medicine
Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles

Radiologic Technologist
Denver, CO

Research Interests

Dr. Kunik’s research interest were in the effects of drugs of abuse, addiction mechanisms, and addiction recovery. He also had other interests in physiologic receptor mechanisms and the impact of short-term and chronic diseases as well as in studies of the trauma induced and psychological impact from conversion therapies.


“The Effects of Olanzapine on Mood” Honors Thesis-Magna Cum Laude in Psychology University of Colorado, Boulder

Rahman S, Montero MTV, Rowe K, Kirton R, Kunik F Jr. Epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentations, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19: a review of current evidence. Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol. 2021 May 3:1-21.

Frank P. Kunik, Jr., DO

Associate Professor of Human Anatomy and Clinical Medicine.

In Loving Memory

Dr. Frank P. Kunik, Jr., D.O., 47, of Berkshire, NY passed away on September 2, 2021. Frank will truly be missed by his colleagues and students here at AUIS University.

Career Profile

Dr. Kunik spent most of his life working in the medical field.  Beginning as a hospital volunteer at age 16, Dr. Kunik has worked as a general hospital aide, in critical care, the emergency room, psychiatry, and even as a hospital switchboard operator!

He also worked as a radiologic technologist for many years in an inner-city, level-one trauma center performing trauma radiography.  This job also allowed him to travel to different parts of the United States and to work in well-known hospitals from Seattle to Boston.

As further evidence of his life of service, Dr. Kunik spent a great amount of time volunteering and working with the indigent population of Mexico while completing his residency in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Kunik has extensive teaching experience which began in 1992 and has continued since, in some form or another.  He thoroughly enjoyed working with students and takes pride in his work, developing an individual study plan for each student and scheduling as many one-on-one meetings as he could.  This technique capitalizes on each students’ individual strengths while identifying weaker areas which are then systematically worked through.  This personalized approach allows each student to grow and learn as an individual and provides the best opportunity for success.

As Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Kunik helped AUIS to continue to grow and expand through his  many years of teaching and leadership.


Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, DO

Midwestern University (Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine) 

Glendale, Arizona



Bachelor of Arts, BA in Psychology with Honors (Magna Cum Laude)

University of Colorado, Boulder

Boulder, Colorado



Registered Radiologic Technologist in Diagnostic Imaging (RT)


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