Last updated on: 3/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Bill Frist, MD Biography

Title:
Former Senator (R-TN)
Position:
Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“[T]he ACLU’s continued attacks on the Boy Scouts are starting to become its own form of persecution.”

Press statement, Nov. 20, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • US Senator, Tennesee, 1994-2006
  • Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, 2004
  • Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Howard University, Washington, DC, 2004
  • Honorary Doctorate of Medicine, Morehouse College of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, 2003
  • Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee, 2001
  • Honorary Doctorate of Civil Laws, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, 1999
  • Honorary Doctorate of Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, 1999
  • Named one of two Congressional representatives to the United Nations General Assembly, 2001
  • Unanimously elected chairman, National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), 2000
  • Faculty, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1985-1993
  • Surgical training, Massachusetts General Hospital, Southampton General Hospital, Stanford University Medical Center, 1978-1985
  • Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiner
  • Diplomate of American Board of Surgery
  • Diplomate of American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Education:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, 1978
  • BA, Princeton University, specialized in health care policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 1974
Other:
  • Performed over 150 heart and lung transplant procedures, including the first successful combined heart-lung transplant in the Southeast
Quoted in:
  1. Would Amending the US Constitution to Prohibit the Desecration of the US Flag Limit Free Speech?