Joe Frolkis, MD, PhD
Joseph Frolkis, MD, PhD

Joseph P. Frolkis, M.D., Ph.D. recently retired (July 1, 2021) after serving for more than five years as the President and CEO of the New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA), the network of 1800 physicians affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. NEQCA physicians care for approximately 500,000 patients over a wide geography in eastern Massachusetts, and have consistently demonstrated both superior clinical outcomes for those patients and exemplary performance in risk and value-based models of care. 
Dr. Frolkis received a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from Boston University, and an M.D. from Case Western Reserve University. Past leadership positions include: Chief of Primary Care at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, Clinical Director of Preventive Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Chief of General Medicine and Geriatrics at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Medical School, President and CEO of New Milford Hospital in Connecticut (part of the New York-Presbyterian Health Care System), and Vice Chair for Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. 
Dr. Frolkis’ research activities and publications have focused on the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, on both patient and physician non-adherence with evidence-based guidelines, and on moving primary care toward team-based models that better coordinate care between primary and specialty clinicians in order to improve outcomes, lower costs, and increase patient satisfaction. He has helped design and implement programs in Leadership Development at both Brigham and Women’s and NEQCA. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Heart Association.