Dr. Joseph Frolkis

Dr. Joseph Frolkis is Chief Executive Officer and President of New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA). Prior to being appointed CEO and President, he had served as NEQCA’s Interim Chief Medical Officer.

Before joining NEQCA in February 2016, Dr. Frolkis was Director of Primary Care, Associate Chief, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, and Vice Chair for Primary Care, Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His work focused on developing and implementing a team-based model of primary care, pragmatic programs in population health, and an effective approach to primary care – specialty care coordination. He recruited 70 primary care physicians and opened three new practices, built on the Patient Centered Medical Home model.

Dr. Frolkis received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University in 1976, and an M.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 1980. He was Chief of Primary Care at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, Clinical Director of Preventive Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Chief of the Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics, and Health Care Research at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Medical School. Before joining Brigham and Women’s in 2009, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of New Milford Hospital in Connecticut, part of the New York-Presbyterian Health Care System.

His research activities have focused on the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, and on both patient and physician non-adherence with evidence-based treatment guidelines. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Heart Association.