Christopher Moreland, M.D., MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Interim Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine
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 Seton Medical Center Austin. He works at the intersection of medical education, health care disparities and workforce diversity.
As an inclusive 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 OSCE 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.
His 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 CME event.
As a deaf physician committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, his 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, while emphasizing policies and practices that lead to a workforce reflective of our communities.
In 2005, he received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (now McGovern Medical School) and completed an MPH, residency and academic medicine fellowship training at the University of California, Davis.
He is married to Dawn Mudie, an emergency medicine physician, mentor and educator who oversees emergency medicine residency simulation training at Dell Med. Their family includes three daughters and multiple dogs and cats. He enjoys reading, exercise and rediscovering his martial arts training.
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
Governing Board for the Texas School for the Deaf
Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine
Society of Hospital Medicine, 2022
Award for Excellence in Teaching
Society of Hospital Medicine, 2019
UT System Kenneth I. Shine, MD, Academy of Health Science Education, 2019
Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence
UT Health Science Center San Antonio, 2015