Stanley K. Frencher, Jr. MD, MPH

Director, Surgical Outcomes and Quality

As medical director of Surgical Outcomes and Quality, Dr. Stanley Frencher is charged with the strategy, delivery and growth of surgical specialties for the hospital, specifically the quality of the program, clinical outcomes, new services, referral development and daily medical practice operations of the surgical services.

Dr. Frencher directed prostate health research through a partnership with the Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program (BBHOP), a national initiative aimed at improving the health of African-American men through barbershops and a network of community resources reaching more than 10,000 African-American men in nearly 25 cities from 2008-2011. Working with BBHOP’s expanded network of collaborators and supporters, Dr. Frencher’s published research work has helped increase and diversify the organization’s funding by more than $2 million.

Dr. Stanley Frencher graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in biology/sociology. He earned his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. During medical school, he obtained a Master's degree in public health at Columbia University as a Macy's Scholar. Immediately prior to starting residency, Dr. Frencher briefly interned on Capitol Hill for Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) working on health-related policy. He then became the first Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar sponsored by the American College of Surgeons. During that time he conducted surgical quality-of-care research at UCLA/RAND, interrupting his urology residency training at Yale. After completing his residency, Dr. Frencher was recruited to the UCLA Department of Urology as an assistant professor-in-residence, medical director of surgical outcomes and quality at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, and the lead physician of urology at Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center.

Dr. Frencher has recently been named Top Doctor by LosAngeles County’s MLK Outpatient Center and one of theTop 40 Under 40 by the National Medical Association. His focus continues to be improvement of surgical quality, access to specialty care for vulnerable populations and minority men’s health.