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The community invests in Dell Med. In return, it’s our responsibility — one we take seriously — to be agents for change and to show real impact.
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Creating a New Kind of Doctor
We recruit and train physician leaders as comfortable taking on systemic challenges in health as caring for individual patients.
Improving Care. Improving Health.
We’re here to make health — including health care — better. The end goal is a complete revolution in how people get and stay healthy.
Discovery to Impact — Faster
We reward creative thinking and encourage rapid experimentation, using collaborative programs to speed promising research to market.
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Let’s Do Big Things Together
True health demands that the whole work in harmony, which is why we’re dedicated to partnership. Indeed, we can’t achieve our goals without it.
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We’re rethinking the role of academic medicine in improving health — and doing so with a unique focus on our community.
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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, researcher and entrepreneur at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is joint faculty at Dell Medical School and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Hole is an assistant professor of pediatrics, population health and public policy as well as director of social entrepreneurship for Texas Health CoLab, a university hub for innovation. He teaches business and U.S. health and social policy to graduate students, and he is a pediatrician onboard Children’s Health Express, a mobile clinic serving Greater Austin’s most vulnerable children.

Hole started his career in social services fighting child trafficking before founding two international development campaigns that helped fund a primary school in Uganda, an orphanage for kids with disabilities abandoned during Haiti’s 2010 earthquake and a new food product for malnourished children globally. He is co-founder and co-director at StreetCred, a national nonprofit helping low-income families file taxes, build wealth and apply for basic resources in pediatricians’ waiting rooms.

Hole, a first-generation college graduate, was top student at Butler University before earning a medical degree and Master of Business Administration from Stanford University with concentrations in public management, community health and social innovation. He completed pediatrics residency at Harvard Medical School. Hole and his partner, Kristen, live in Austin where she is the executive director of the Texas Education Agency.

Professional Affiliations
  • LBJ Center on Health & Social Policy
    Faculty Fellow, 2017-Present
  • United States Global Leadership Coalition
    Texas Advisory Committee, 2017-Present
  • Texas Hunger Initiative
    Research Fellow, 2017-Present
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    Council on Early Childhood, 2016-Present
  • Academic Pediatric Association
    Task Force on Childhood Poverty, 2015-16
Awards & Honors
  • Oglesby Award for Community Pediatrics
    Boston Children's Hospital, 2017
  • 30 Under 30
    Forbes Magazine, 2016
  • Global Shaper
    World Economic Forum, 2016
  • Dyson Award for Child Advocacy
    American Academy of Pediatrics, 2016
  • Most Outstanding Student Young Alumnus
    Butler University, 2017