Harris A. Frankel, MD

Harris A. Frankel, MD Chief Medical Officer & Chief Compliance Officer - Nebraska Medicine
Associate Professor - Department of Neurological Sciences

Clinical Practice:
Academic Office:
4242 Farnam Street, Suite 650
North Doctor's Tower
Omaha, NE 68131
Phone: 402-559-8600
Fax: 402-559-9510

988440 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-8440
Fax: 402-559-3341


Hospital Appointments:
University of Nebraska Medical Center
VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

Professional Interests:
General Neurology, Concussion in Sports, Health Information Technology and Health Policy.

Personal Interests:
Spending time with family, competitive and recreational golf, and the culinary arts.

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Frankel is a native of Omaha, Nebraska with more than three decades of leadership experience in physician practice, hospital and health system settings. In addition to his roles as Chief Medical Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Nebraska Medicine, Dr. Frankel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences for UNMC and maintains an active patient practice.

As CMO, Dr. Frankel serves as a resource to both administration and providers, working diligently to ensure the diverse interests of Nebraska Medicine’s 1,000+ member Medical Staff are represented in health system initiatives and decisions.  Key has been his ability to build trust and successfully work with both employed and independent/community providers.  During his tenure, Dr. Frankel has been instrumental in driving change to improve quality, patient safety and outcomes; care re-design to reduce cost and waste (resulting in increased value); as well as improving both the patient and provider experiences.  He also guides development of strategic relationships throughout Nebraska Medicine’s clinical network, oversees the organizations disaster/emergency preparedness activities, and is engaged as an executive leader of the health system’s philanthropic efforts.

In his compliance leadership role, Dr. Frankel oversees the accreditation/regulatory, compliance, privacy, internal audit and risk management departments and is responsible for ensuring the health system acts with integrity and is consistent with its values.  

Prior to assuming his leadership roles at Nebraska Medicine in 2011, Dr. Frankel spent nearly 21 years in the private practice of Neurology, the last 8 years of which he served as managing partner for the medical group.  It was during his early days in practice his commitment to a patient-centered strategy that promotes access, education, quality, safety, and efficient use of resources was born and which he still believes is imperative today.

Dr. Frankel believes it is essential to lead by example, inclusive of having an “empathic heart.”  He sees leadership as a choice, underpinned by passion, commitment, resilience and accountability. He has inspired others by being a steward of institutional values, excellence, integrity, transparency and trust.  Dr. Frankel enjoys mentoring new leaders and supporting the role development and growth of many colleagues, both physician and non-physician alike, to support organizational transition and effectiveness.  He has promoted an environment of collegial engagement, respect, and workplace satisfaction.    Lastly, Dr. Frankel is deeply committed to Omaha and the State of Nebraska and is active in educating and advising community leaders on initiatives designed to promote the health and well-being of our communities.

 Dr. Frankel is married to Dr. Janice Peterson Frankel and they have four children.

Dr. Frankel recognized for his leadership