Senator Bill Frist
Sometimes the most powerful innovations in healthcare services come from modest changes in processes and technology.
Senator William H. Frist, MD is a Special Partner and Chairman of C&C’s Distinguished Executives Council. As a Special Partner, he assists the Cressey team and portfolio with valuable perspective on industry, policy and regulatory trends and leads the clinical quality program across the portfolio. He represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate for 12 years where he served on both the Finance and HELP committees responsible for writing all health legislation. Bill was elected Majority Leader of the Senate, having served fewer total years in Congress than any person chosen to lead that body in history, and his leadership was instrumental in passage of Medicare Part D prescription drug legislation and PEPFAR funding to fight HIV/AIDS at home and around the world. Prior to the Senate, Bill spent 20 years in clinical medicine, completing surgical training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Stanford. He founded the Vanderbilt Multi-Organ Transplant Center, where he performed over 150 heart and lung transplants. Currently an adjunct professor of Surgery at both Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Meharry Medical School, he serves on the board of directors for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Kaiser Family Foundation. Bill earned an MD from Harvard Medical School and a BA from Princeton University.
- 03 children
- 22 Pediatric heart transplants performed
- 12 Years in the US Senate
- 18 Medical mission trips overseas