Robert Frank, M.D., has joined Pipeline Health as Chief Medical Officer, effective Sept. 6, 2021.

Bob is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, health care executive and entrepreneur with over 25 years of broad experience encompassing clinical practice, health plan management, hospital leadership, academic medicine and medical group leadership.

He has deep experience in leading quality initiatives in multi-hospital systems. In his work at the Ochsner Medical Center-West Bank, for example, Bob led projects that culminated in the hospital being named a 2011 HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital.

Bob will work with physicians, nurses and other leaders across the Pipeline hospitals to develop an effective and sustainable strategy for improving the quality of the care delivered. His plans include a focus on engaging physicians, empowering nurses and implementing standardization in our metrics, best practices, response times and more.

A graduate of Brandeis University with a bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry and general science, Bob earned his medical degree from Hahnemann University. He completed adult and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery fellowships at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

Bob has dedicated much of his career to serving communities facing the same challenges that the Pipeline communities face. He advocates for connecting with the community, engaging faith-based organizations and community leaders to address local health care needs.