Bill Frist is currently serving his second term as a U.S. Senator.  A medical surgeon, Frist received an AB from Princeton University in 1974 and a MD from Harvard University in 1978. 

 

He spent the next several years in surgical training at Massachusetts General Hospital; Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, England; and Stamford Medical Center. He is board certified in both general surgery and heart surgery.

 

In 1985, Frist joined the teaching faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he founded and subsequently directed the multi-disciplinary Vanderbilt Transplant Center.

 

In 1994, Frist was the first physician to be elected to the U.S. Senate since 1928 and the only challenger to beat a sitting full-term Senator that year. He currently serves on the Budget, Commerce Science and Transportation, Foreign Relations and Health education, Labor and Pensions committees.

 

Senator Frist and his wife, Karyn, have three sons: Harrison, Jonathan, and Bryan.