Michael K. Hole, M.D., MBA
Executive Director, The Impact Factory
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Courtesy Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School
Michael Hole is a physician, professor, entrepreneur and military officer 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. He is a captain in the 301st Fighter Wing of the United States Air Force Reserve, deployable to rapidly assemble and operate trauma-ready hospitals in war and disaster zones.
Hole teaches public policy, community engagement and entrepreneurship at UT Austin. His 70-plus publications on health financing, education disparities, economic mobility, and more have been cited 44,000-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 Spanish interpreter and 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 M.D. and MBA degrees from Stanford before pediatrics residency at Harvard. He has a B.S. from Butler University, where he was the top student and now serves on the board of trustees.
Hole serves CVS Health’s National Board of Advisors on Health Equity, chairs Dollar For, which eliminates 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 2023, Austin’s Under 40 Awards named Hole “Austinite of the Year.”
United States Air Force Reserve
Captain, 301st Fighter Wing, 2023-Present
National Advisory Board on Health Equity, 2022-Present
Chair, Board of Directors, 2022-Present
Board of Trustees, 2020-Present
Texas Health Institute
Board of Trustees, 2018-Present
Austinite of the Year
Austin Under 40 Awards, 2023
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
World Economic Forum, 2016