Grace Children’s


Pam Frank

Ex Officio

Digital Health Innovator, Pioneer in Medical Travel and International Patient Services.    Advisor to Start-ups

Pam has more than 20 years of experience in the globalization of healthcare. As the Director of International Services at top ranked hospitals Boston Children’s, Tufts, Children’s Mercy, she helped to lead the development of the medical travel industry as well as its complimentary programs (telemedicine’s remote second opinions, educational exchanges and advisory services).

In 2010, her work with the U.S. Department of Commerce was integral to the formal establishment of the United States Cooperative of International Patient Programs (USCIPP), the leading membership association for US hospitals involved in international healthcare.

At the start of Arab Spring, Pam served 3 years as the acting Executive Director for Egypt Cancer Network, a non-profit with chapters across the U.S.A. Its purpose is to provide fundraising and other resources for the Cairo based, charitable Children’s Cancer Hospital of Egypt 57357.

In appreciation of the importance that digital health plays in the role of the globalization of healthcare, Pam serves as an advisor to multiple start up companies in the medtech, digital health and biotech space. 

Pam sits on the Board of Director for the United Nations Association of Greater Boston and the Edgar Snow Foundation in Kansas City. She has conducted business in over 30 countries and lived in Spain, Turkey, and Mexico. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese, holds a Master of Business Administration from Thunderbird School of Global Management as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Growing up in Colorado, Pam has a passion for big nature and dogs. Having resided in Boston for the past 30 years, she enjoys the Boston Ballet (where she performs as a super luminaire) and rock climbing.

Pam was drawn to the foundation’s global exchange initiative and its work with a team of innovators at Microsoft and with WebMD/ Medscape to scale GCF’s grassroots experience of the past 25 years.