Daniel Frank, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Optum Care


Dr. Daniel Frank was named chief medical officer of Optum Care in 2019, expanding his most recent role as chief clinical officer of the organization’s clinical performance and affordability teams. Leading our clinical functions, he is responsible for partnering with our local care delivery systems across the nation to advance clinical initiatives, foster an exceptional provider experience, improve patient outcomes and transform the way we deliver care.

In support of this differentiated experience for more than 40,000 providers and the millions of patients we serve, he also oversees the Office of Provider Advancement, chairs the Clinical Leadership Congress, and serves on the Physician Executive Council. In addition, he is an executive board member of the Center for Clinician Advancement at UnitedHealth Group. Through these governance bodies and partnerships, he upholds our commitment to ensure our care delivery capabilities are developed in a highly collaborative, physician-led environment.

Dr. Frank has long focused on the effective development and implementation of clinical priorities and related programs to achieve greater clinician and patient satisfaction, and high-quality, affordable health care. Prior to his role as CMO, he held a number of leadership positions within Optum Care including lead physician, local and national medical director roles focused on process improvement and quality initiatives, and chief clinical officer.

His career with Optum began in 2008 at Southwest Medical Associates in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he served as a primary care physician and medical director. Before joining Southwest Medical, he was in private practice in south Florida.

Originally from New York, Dr. Frank received his bachelor’s degree in microbiology at the University of Florida, and his medical degree from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency in family practice at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami where he became board certified in Family Medicine.