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Michael K. Hole, M.D., MBA


Stanford University School of Medicine

Stanford Graduate School of Business


Internship, Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School

Residency, Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School


Michael Hole is a physician, professor and entrepreneur at UT Austin, where he leads The Impact Factory, a social-entrepreneurship and community-service hub. He is a partner at Notley, a firm using profits from venture capital and real estate investments to fuel nonprofits nationally.

A board-certified pediatrician, Hole cares for incarcerated youths inside Texas Juvenile Justice Department facilities, after years as a “street doctor” for families experiencing homelessness.

Hole teaches public policy, community engagement and entrepreneurship at UT Austin. His nearly 70 publications on health financing, education disparities, economic mobility, and more have been cited 40,000-plus times.

In 2016, Forbes named Hole to America’s “30 Under 30” list for starting StreetCred, which helps low-income families file taxes and build wealth. He cofounded Good Apple (acquired by Farmhouse Delivery), a grocery-delivery company fighting hunger; Early Bird, a scholarship fund for low-income families; and Main Street Relief, a public service corps that helps small businesses. Hole owns Hoosier & Company, a social-impact consulting firm.

Formerly a case manager fighting child trafficking in America’s heartland, Hole led campaigns to help fund a Ugandan elementary school and an orphanage for Haitian children with disabilities.

A first-generation college graduate from rural Indiana, Hole earned his M.D. and MBA from Stanford before medical residency at Harvard. He has a B.S. in Spanish and biological sciences from Butler University, where he was the top student and now serves on the board of trustees.

Hole chairs Dollar For, which relieves medical debt, and advises K. Ventures, which invests in startups serving people with disabilities. He is a Texas Health Institute trustee, Baylor Collaborative on Hunger & Poverty faculty fellow, former World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and Council on Foreign Relations term member.

In 2019, Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush named Hole a Presidential Leadership Scholar. In 2021, the White House invited him to its Health Equity Leaders’ Roundtable. In 2022, he joined CVS Health’s Board of Advisors on Health Equity.

Hole lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and daughters.

Professional Affiliations
  • CVS Health
    National Advisory Board on Health Equity, 2022-Present
  • The White House
    Health Equity Leaders' Roundtable, 2022
  • Dollar For
    Chair, Board of Directors, 2022-Present
  • Butler University
    Board of Trustees, 2020-Present
  • Texas Health Institute
    Board of Trustees, 2018-Present
Awards & Honors
  • Tower Award for Outstanding Professor
    The University of Texas at Austin, 2022
  • Presidential Leadership Scholar
    Presidents Bill Clinton & George W. Bush, 2019
  • America's 30 Under 30
    Forbes, 2016
  • Global Shaper
    World Economic Forum, 2016
  • Dyson Award for Child Advocacy
    American Academy of Pediatrics, 2016