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Ernest Franklin

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Ernest Franklin, M.D., Chief Medical Operations Officer

Ernest Franklin, M.D., serves as chief medical operations officer for Tenet, where he is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to advance patient safety and clinical quality across the enterprise.

Dr. Franklin joined Tenet from Baylor Scott and White Health (BSWH), where he most recently served as senior vice president, clinical value and integration. In this role, he oversaw the integration of clinical services to improve outcomes and enhance efficiencies. Prior to this, Dr. Franklin served as senior vice president in surgical and ancillary services for BSWH, where he led the laboratory, pharmacy, breast imaging, surgery, and radiology departments.

For six years prior, Dr. Franklin was a consultant with McKinsey and Company, serving U.S. and global healthcare providers on issues of strategy and operations, including Tenet.

Dr. Franklin began his career in medicine as a general surgeon, starting as an intern, resident, and co-chief administrative resident in surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. During his senior year he was the Joseph Lister visiting registrar in surgery at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in Glasgow, Scotland.

Dr. Franklin received his doctorate from Tulane University School of Medicine, a MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, and a bachelor of science degree from Tulane University.