Prior to joining Leerink Swann in 2008, Frederick "Rick" Wise was a senior managing director and medical supplies and devices analyst with Bear Stearns for 22 years. For the past 13 years, he has been a member of the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team, most recently with a runner-up ranking in the 2009 poll. He was also ranked #4 in the 2006, 2007, and 2008 Greenwich Associates U.S. Equity Analysts poll. Prior to joining Bear Stearns, Wise served as an analyst at Kidder, Peabody & Co. and at Forbes, Inc. Wise received a master's degree.and a bachelor's degree from the Manhattan School of Music. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.