U.S. Senator William H. Frist, Sr.

William H. Frist, M.D., is a nationally recognized heart and lung transplant surgeon, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, and Chairman of the Executive Council of Cressey and Company.  Senator Frist represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate for 12 years where he served on both Health and Finance committees. He was elected Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate having served fewer total years in Congress than anyone in history.  His leadership was instrumental to the passage of the 2003 Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act and PEPFAR the unprecedented national commitment to fight HIV/AIDS globally. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Cardiac Surgery at Vanderbilt University and Clinical Professor of Surgery at Meharry Medical College. He is the founder of Hope Through Healing Hands, a nonprofit on global health; NashvilleHealth, a community collaborative dedicated to improving population health regionally; and Tennessee’s State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE), which contributed to Tennessee’s recognition as the fastest improving K12 education state in the nation for the past 6 years. He and his wife Tracy live in Franklin, TN.