An Evening with Bill Frist and Howard Dean
Doctor and Senator Bill Frist is both a nationally recognized heart and lung transplant surgeon and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader. Currently Professor of Business and Medicine at Vanderbilt University, he is uniquely qualified to discuss the challenges and solutions in health care policy. Senator Frist is consistently recognized among the most influential leaders in American healthcare and is one of only two individuals to rank in the top ten of each of the five inaugural Modern Healthcare Magazine annual surveys of the most powerful people in healthcare in the United States. Senator Frist's latest book is A Heart to Serve: The Passion to Bring Health, Hope, and Healing.
A physician who originally entered politics to try to get universal coverage in the U.S. and instituted an innovative health care plan as Governor of Vermont, Dr. Howard Dean offers an experienced and dual perspective as physician and politician to the discussion of health reform in America. His groundbreaking campaign for the U.S. Presidency and subsequent four years as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee have provided him with both an insider's view and a reformer's commitment to the economy and health care. His skillful stewardship of the party as Democratic National Committee chair began in 2005 and continued through the inauguration of President Barack Obama.