Dr. Frederick has served on our Board of Directors since October 2020. He is the president of Howard University and serves as the Charles R. Drew Endowed Chair of Surgery at Howard University’s College of Medicine. Prior to being appointed president in 2014, Dr. Frederick served as Howard University’s Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Dr. Frederick also serves as an independent director on the Board of Directors of Workday.
Dr. Frederick is a practicing surgeon, distinguished researcher and scholar, and the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, abstracts, and editorials. He has received several awards for his scholarship and public service and continues lectures to medical students and residents of Howard’s College of Medicine. Dr. Frederick belongs to numerous surgical organizations, including the American Surgical Association, and is a member of the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators and the National Academy of Medicine.
As a widely recognized expert on disparities in healthcare and medical education, his medical research focuses on narrowing racial, ethnic, and gender disparities in cancer care outcomes among African Americans and other underrepresented groups. Dr. Frederick has served as the principal investigator for major collaborations with the National Cancer Institute and Johns Hopkins University, as well as several national minority-serving oncology programs.
He received his Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Medicine, and Master of Business Administration from Howard University. Dr. Frederick also serves on the Board of Directors of Humana Inc., Forma Therapeutics Holdings, Inc., Mutual of America Life Insurance Co. and Tempus Labs, Inc., as well as other privately held companies and charitable organizations. Dr. Frederick’s vast experience in medical research, healthcare academics, and business administration brings valuable insights to Insulet’s Board.