William Frist is a nationally acclaimed heart and lung transplant surgeon, former U.S. Senate majority leader, founding partner of Frist Cressey Ventures, and chairman of the executives council of the health service investment firm Cressey & Company. He is actively engaged in the business, medical, humanitarian, and philanthropic communities. He is chairman of both Hope Through Healing Hands, which focuses on maternal and child health and global poverty, and SCORE, a statewide collaborative education reform organization that has helped propel Tennessee to prominence as a K-12 education reform state. Currently, Frist serves as an adjunct professor of cardiac surgery at Vanderbilt University. As a leading authority on health care, Frist speaks nationally on health care reform, government policy, global health, education reform, and volunteerism. In 2019, he launched “A Second Opinion” podcast, which addresses challenging health care issues of today from three distinct vantage points: policy, medicine, and innovation.