As Chief Medical Officer of Siemens Healthineers North America, Dr. Richard Frank serves as the chief clinical consultant providing support and insight into U.S. business and policy issues. Working closely with the company’s executive team as well as business management, sales & service, and headquarters support functions, Dr. Frank promotes our Sustainability messaging and technology adoption in clinical practice; drives alignment of the company’s business interests within the evolving U.S. marketplace; supports Siemens’ thought leadership platform on the value of diagnostics; interfaces with key opinion leaders, legislative staff, and research and professional organizations; and contributes to key advocacy efforts. In addition, he is a frequent industry speaker and expert panelist at the invitation of FDA and CMS, serves as a non-voting industry panelist on advisory committees to FDA and CMS, and represents the company on a number of policy councils.
Dr. Frank was a founding member of the Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance of RSNA, the Molecular Imaging Section of MITA, and the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, and is an associate editor of peer-reviewed journals.
He has 30 years of experience in regulatory labeling, public and private payment, and clinical adoption of therapeutic and diagnostic drugs and medical devices. Most recently, he spent nine years in the industry as a Chief Clinical Scientist and as a VP, Global Clinical Strategy and Policy.
Dr. Frank trained in Internal Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, earning a license in the State of New York to practice medicine and surgery. He earned his PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Tennessee-Memphis. In addition, he holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Chemistry and Biology (Honors), with a minor in Mathematics, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA.
His personal interests include volunteering for humanitarian medical efforts, having served in Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, and Myanmar as well as domestic locations such as Philadelphia.