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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, M.D., MBA, FAAP, is a physician, professor, author and entrepreneur at the intersection of public policy, public health and business for the public good. A native of rural Indiana and the son of an undercover police officer who worked to bring down the KKK, Hole is passionate about bridging racial, political and socioeconomic divides in the United States.

Hole is an assistant professor of pediatrics, population health and public policy at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is founder and executive director of The Impact Factory, a cross-sector hub for social innovation, entrepreneurship and service learning. He is faculty at Dell Medical School and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, where he teaches health and social policy, community engagement and entrepreneurship to undergraduate and graduate students. Hole is a partner at Notley Ventures, an investment firm leveraging profits from real estate, private equity and venture capital to fund social impact.

Board-certified in pediatrics, Hole is a former “street doctor” for families experiencing homelessness turned hospice pediatrician providing home-based, end-of-life care. Cited 17,000+ times, he has 60+ publications on health financing and innovation, education disparities, economic mobility and more.

In 2016, Forbes named Hole to America’s “30 Under 30” list after starting StreetCred, a national nonprofit helping low-income families file taxes and build wealth while they wait in hospitals and clinics. Alongside his students, he launched Good Apple, a grocery delivery company fighting food insecurity, and Early Bird, a health system-integrated scholarship fund for babies in poverty. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Hole co-founded Main Street Relief, a national nonprofit helping small businesses survive economic crises, and helped scale Big & Mini, a global technology platform battling loneliness and mental illness in seniors and teens. He leads Hoosier & Company, a social impact consulting firm.

Hole began his career as a case manager fighting child trafficking and domestic violence in Middle America before leading campaigns to help fund a new elementary school in post-conflict Uganda and an orphanage for abandoned children with disabilities in post-earthquake Haiti.

A product of public schools and a first-generation college graduate, Hole earned his M.D. and MBA from Stanford University with concentrations in public management, community health and social innovation. He completed pediatrics residency at Harvard Medical School. Hole received a B.S. in Spanish and biological sciences from Butler University, where he was a top student and now serves on the board of trustees.

In 2019, Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush named Hole a Presidential Leadership Scholar. He is a member of Mensa, former Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum and term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Hole lives in Austin, Texas, with his daughter and wife, who is an associate commissioner of the Texas Education Agency.

Professional Affiliations
  • Texas Health Institute
    Board of Trustees, 2018-Present
  • LBJ Center on Health & Social Policy
    Faculty Fellow, 2017-Present
  • United States Global Leadership Coalition
    Texas Advisory Committee, 2017-Present
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    Council on Early Childhood, 2016-Present
  • Academic Pediatric Association
    Task Force on Childhood Poverty, 2015-16
Awards & Honors
  • Presidential Leadership Scholar
    Presidents Bill Clinton & George W. Bush, 2019
  • 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