Stanley Frencher Jr., MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
Stanley Frencher Jr., the son of a primary care physician and nurse practitioner, likes to say he “was born to practice medicine.” A board-certified urologic surgeon, he grew up in a predominantly black neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan, an area known to be one of the country’s most obese, violent, and underserved. When his parents moved the family to an all-white subdivision with better public schools, he enjoyed academic and athletic recognition, including being named a National Achievement Scholar and an All-County basketball player. He credits his experience growing up in two very different Detroit neighborhoods with inspiring his passion for addressing health inequities.