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Chris Moreland, M.D., MPH


University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Residency, Internal Medicine
University of California, Davis

Fellowship, Academic Medicine
University of California, Davis


Chris Moreland, M.D., MPH, oversees inpatient education, recruitment and scholarship in his role within Dell Medical School’s Internal Medicine Residency, and he practices hospital medicine at Dell Seton Medical Center and Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin.

As a clinician educator, his work spans the medical education continuum, from pre-professional mentorship to faculty development. Between 2010-2020, he served UT Health San Antonio as a hospitalist with medical education roles for students and trainees. There, his leadership in interprofessional educational innovations included an objective structured clinical examination focused on medical students’ and ASL/Spanish/English interpreters’ collaborations; a resident-as-teacher elective; a longitudinal teaching track for residents’ focused development as educators; and simulated code blue exercises targeting effective communication.

Moreland’s teaching and mentorship have been recognized by learners and colleagues at regional and national levels. In the faculty development space, he is one of the faculty members for the Scholar Mentor Program, and he co-directs the department’s annual community-centered continuing medical education event. His reserach publications and presentations address health disparities and workforce diversity. He was president (2019-2022) and a longtime board member of the Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses, which he led through the COVID-19 pandemic.

His advocacy and collaborations with the Docs with Disabilities Initiative, UC Davis Center for a Diverse Healthcare Workforce, the AAMC Group on Diversity and Inclusion, and the AAMC Workforce Studies teams have sparked publications in journals including Academic Medicine, JAMA and Health Affairs. His work has spotlighted the experiences of medical students, residents, practicing physicians and other health care professionals with disabilities and their access to education.

In 2005, he received his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (now McGovern Medical School), and he completed an MPH, residency and academic medicine fellowship training at the University of California, Davis.

Professional Affiliations
  • AAMC Group on Diversity & Inclusion
    Steering Committee Member (Disability Issues-Based Representative), 2023-Present
  • Docs With Disabilities Initiative
    Advisory Board Member, 2022-Present
  • Association of Medical Professionals With Hearing Losses
    President, 2019-2022
  • Governing Board for the Texas School for the Deaf
    Member, 2019-Present
Awards & Honors
  • Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine
    Society of Hospital Medicine, 2022
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Society of Hospital Medicine, 2019
  • Inducted Member
    UT System Kenneth I. Shine, MD, Academy of Health Science Education, 2019
  • Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence
    UT Health Science Center San Antonio, 2015