Senator Bill Frist, M.D.

Senator Bill Frist, M.D.


Senator Bill Frist, M.D. is both a nationally recognized heart and lung transplant surgeon and a former U.S. Senate Majority Leader. He is uniquely qualified to discuss the challenges and solutions in healthcare and the implications for the application of information technology. Dr. Frist is consistently recognized among the most influential leaders in American healthcare.

He currently serves on the boards of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, the Bipartisan Policy Center, Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows, Theranos, Select Medical, Teladoc, Inc., and AECOM. Senator Frist is also a partner at Cressey & Company, a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on the healthcare industry.

Dr. Frist represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate for 12 years, where he served on both Health and Finance committees responsible for writing health legislation. He was elected Majority Leader of the Senate, having served fewer total years in Congress than any person chosen to lead that body in history.

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