Frank S. Royal Jr., M.D., MBA
Interim Executive Director
Frank S. Royal Jr., M.D., MBA, is Interim Executive Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Meharry. He is the recipient of a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Morehouse College, an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Meharry Medical College.
He has comprehensive corporate health care industry experience in the areas of government relations, strategic development, physician recruitment, patient satisfaction and federal contract negotiations. Most recently, Dr. Royal served as Vice President of Community and Government Relations with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). During his tenure, he was responsible for upholding external relationships with key government officials, maintaining departmental budgets and monitoring legislation and policies. Prior to this Dr. Royal was the Director of Business Growth for John Randolph Medical Center where he worked in the areas of operations, physician relations, patient and employee satisfaction and as the military liaison to the Fort Lee military base.
Dr. Royal is a member of American College of Healthcare Executives and a board member of the Robert Russa Moton Museum of Farmville, Va. He has also served as a Governor appointed board member of the Virginia Commission on Youth.
He is an honored veteran having served as captain in the United States Air Force Reserve from 1998-2006. Dr. Royal is the father of three children.