On a special episode of The Rock Newman Show, Dr. Wayne A.I. Fredrick talks about the past, present and future of Howard University.
Watch The Full Episode Here
About Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick
Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA, FACS (born June 17, 1971) is a U.S. physician and academic. He was appointed president of Howard University in Washington D.C, on July 21, 2014. He served as Interim President beginning October 1, 2013. He previously served as Provost andChief Academic Officer at Howard.
Frederick was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and is a scholar, surgeon, researcher and respected administrator. He previously served as Interim President and as Provost and Chief Academic Officer with oversight of Howard’s 13 schools and colleges as well as its health sciences enterprise. Prior to Howard, he served as the Associate Director of the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Director of Surgical Oncology and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at University of Connecticut Health Center. Since returning to Howard in 2006, Frederick has held several leadership positions including Associate Dean in the College of Medicine, Division Chief in the Department of Surgery, Director of the Cancer Center and Deputy Provost for Health Sciences.
In addition to his work as an administrator, faculty member, and surgeon, Frederick has conducted research bridging health disparities with a particular emphasis on cancer outcomes among African Americans and other underrepresented groups. He has served as the principal investigator for major collaborations with the National Cancer Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and local and national minority-serving oncology programs. He has published peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, abstracts, and editorials. Frederick is the immediate past Chair of the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association. He has also served as Director of the Drew-Walker Residents Forum of the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association and Vice Chairman of the District of Columbia Board of Medicine.
Frederick enrolled at Howard University as a 16-year-old from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, to pursue his dream of becoming a physician. He earned a dual B.S./M.D. degree program at 22, and went on to enter a surgical residency at Howard University Hospital. He completed a post-doctoral research fellowship and a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Howard’s School of Business
He has received numerous awards, including being named a “Super Doctor” by The Washington Post and listed on Ebony magazine’s Power 100 in 2010. He was named one of America’s Best Physicians by Black Enterprise magazine. In 2000, the government of Trinidad and Tobago recognized him for outstanding achievement in medicine. The Institute of Caribbean Studies honored Frederick with theVanguard Award in 2010; he recently received the NIHERST Award for Excellence in Science and Technology.